Former Digg Lead Architect Joe Stump’s Blunder Move, a new iPhone development company specializing in board games, has released Chess Wars, an iPhone game that lets you play your Facebook friends in Chess while on the go with your iPhone. Chess Wars uses Facebook Connect for Mobile to directly integrate into the Facebook platform and play via the iPhone. Chess Wars also comes with a built in chat, so you can chat against your opponents while challenging them.image

Stump mentions that in the next version of Chess Wars, there will be Push Notification for when new moves are made, direct Twitter integration and TwitPic for public taunting as well as more in depth Facebook Connect integration, like announcing the players moves over Facebook.

Stump also notes that the company is planning to release more board games in the near future, including Checkers and Reversi — both of which use Facebook Connect on the iPhone.

Blunder Move is a side project of Stump’s, not to be confused with Crash Corp, the gaming company he is starting with SocialThing! founder Matt Galligan (the board games were originally going to be released under the Crash Corp label, but after Galligan came on board it was decided to spin them off). Details on Crash Corp. are still scant, but we’ve heard that it’s working on “Alternate Reality Mobile Gaming”, that fuses the real world with fantasy gameplay.

Chess Wars is $0.99 and is available today in the App Store [iTunes Link]. Other notable Chess games for the iPhone include Chess Pro by 99Games Online, and iChess by myMobileApps.

[Source : Techcrunch.com]

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