I just ran webalizer and checked my logs to see how my site is doing
and I noticed that the #1 query bringing people to my website is
“dragonchess”. I did a quick google search and found, to my great
surprise, that my dragonchess page is #4 on google’s list!
More interesting, though (at least initially) is that the #1 site is a
sourceforge project. Looks like there’s a group of people
creating their own computer version of the game. Unfortunately,
it doesn’t yet support AI or 3-d graphics. Well, I made my won
2-d AI-less version of DragonChess about 7 or 8 years ago using
VB5. I checked out their site and it looks like there is still
activity going on with the project (36% last week), but the last
release date for files was December 2002 … Almost two years
ago. I guess they ran into the same problems I did – it’s just
waaaayyyy to complex to do any decent AI on DragonChess.
But I’ll keep checking their site from time to time and maybe one day
they’ll get it finished. In the meantime, if you’d like to
download my VB version of the game, it is located here.
Update: I just remembered that there is one version of DragonChess that does have built-in AI. It’s not very good AI, but it’s better than playing by yourself. Click Here.