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Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Makes Its Move into Gaming

In a world where gaming and streaming collide, Netflix is leveling up its offerings with the release of its latest mobile game, “The Queen’s Gambit Chess.” This unique venture draws its inspiration from the eponymous Emmy-award winning series that rekindled a global love for the strategic board game of chess.

The Queen’s Gambit, Credit: Netflix

The acclaimed series, “The Queen’s Gambit,” weaves a tale of chess, grit, and personal growth. It won worldwide praise and an impressive 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, catapulting lead star Anya Taylor-Joy‘s career into Hollywood stardom. Now, the tale extends from the screen into the hands of fans and chess enthusiasts.

What is “The Queen’s Gambit Chess” Game?

“The Queen’s Gambit Chess” is designed to deliver a rich gaming experience that merges the captivating storyline of the series with the intellectual allure of chess. The game invites players into the world of Beth Harmon, the series’ protagonist, allowing them to follow her footsteps in the chess world.

Game Features

The Queen’s Gambit, Credit: Netflix

One of the exciting aspects of this game is the multitude of features it offers. Gamers have the opportunity to take chess lessons, solve chess puzzles, and engage in matches against friends, immersing themselves further into Beth Harmon’s world. And the game isn’t limited to the chess board alone. Players can interact with familiar faces from the series such as Mr. Shaibel and Borgov. The game also promises a scenic tour with iconic locations from the show, including Beth’s house, the Methuen orphanage, and the Las Vegas tournament.

“The Queen’s Gambit Chess” Game Release Date

“The Queen’s Gambit Chess” is crafted by Ripstone Games, renowned for their previous successful game, “Chess Ultra.” The game, slated for release on July 25th, will be available to Netflix subscribers on iOS and Android platforms, ensuring it reaches a wide array of fans and gamers.

The Queen’s Gambit Chess Game, Credit: Netflix

Netflix’s Venture into Gaming

Netflix’s launch of “The Queen’s Gambit Chess” isn’t a standalone endeavor but part of a broader strategy. This move marks Netflix’s assertive foray into the gaming realm, with 21 other games planned for release this summer. These games, like “The Queen’s Gambit Chess,” are expected to tie into some of Netflix’s most popular series, bridging the gap between on-screen storytelling and interactive entertainment.

So, are you ready to challenge yourself with a captivating game of chess while navigating the life of Beth Harmon? Mark your calendar for July 25th and get ready to step into a world where chess and drama collide. We’re eager to see how this fusion of series-based games shapes Netflix’s engagement with its audience. One thing is certain, “The Queen’s Gambit Chess” promises to be a bold move from Netflix, one that could very well checkmate traditional mobile gaming.