Virtual reality chess
Virtual Reality Chess sets by Mr. Jiver and Nette Robinson x Purling London within “Chess Ultra”

Ripstone, the publisher & developer of the Virtual Reality chess game “Chess Ultra”, collaborated with us, to bring several of our bespoke, hand-painted chess sets to the virtual world!

Four of Purling’s Art and Bold Chess sets are available as upgrades to the game on PlayStation 4 including VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and other platforms. The Purling pieces were 3D modelled in stunning 4K detail and then wrapped in precisely scanned, original artwork to closely match real, physical chess sets worth thousands of dollars.

virtual reality Chess played by Anna Rudolf
VR “Chess Ultra” in play, with Anna Rudolf
Virtual reality chess set in gold and purple by Olivia Pilling x Purling London
Ripstone’s “Chess Ultra” game footage with Olivia Pilling x Purling London Art Chess

We were proud to see our virtual Purling Chess sets launched at a major art exhibition, “Painted Pieces” at World Chess Hall of Fame, St. Louis MO, USA April-September 2018.  Visitors to the show were able to enjoy playing against each other on our Purling chess sets in virtual reality, after having seen several of the actual sets on display!

virtual reality chess game with Grim Reaper with black chess pieces
Ripstone’s “Chess Ultra” game footage with Purling London Bold Chess

Chess Ultra offers DLC upgrades of chess sets by Purling artists, Olivia Pilling with her fluid, warm, painterly style; street artist Mr. Jiver with his trademark magenta paint splatter; Nette Robinson with her highly-detailed St. Basil’s Cathedral-inspired set; and Purling’s best-selling Bold Chess set in Classic Red & Shadow Black.

Owners can challenge friends, pit themselves against the computer, as well as players of Chess Ultra all over the world.

This virtual reality game offers an incredible chess playing and learning experience in multiple settings, including in a warm, peaceful, fire-lit library of a beautiful old manor, a vast Roman museum, a modern penthouse suite and even in a volcano-like “Gomorrah”, in which you play the Grim Reaper!

Chess Ultra and each of the special Purling London Chess set DLC add-ons are available on PlayStation 4 (including VR), Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC including VR via Oculus and HTC Vive.

VR Chess with Anna Rudolf and Maria Manelidou
Virtual reality chess knights at sunset
Virtual Reality Purling Art Chess pieces at sunset within “Chess Ultra”

4K Chess with Ripstone’s “Chess Ultra” Nette Robinson x Purling London Art Chess
Risptone’s “Chess Ultra” game footage

“Chess Ultra injects the greatest strategy game of all time with a modern twist; offering the ultimate chess experience with stunning 4K visuals, Grandmaster approved AI and full VR compatibility.

With full Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support, play Chess Ultra in VR for the most breathtaking chess experience to date.  Physically reach out to make your move and focus entirely on the game at hand.”


People playing VR chess
VR “Chess Ultra” with Maria Manelidou
Pink VR chess pieces by Mr. Jiver x Purling London
Ripstone’s “Chess Ultra” game footage with Mr Jiver x Purling London Art Chess
VR in play with Hip Hop Chess Federation Adisa Banjoko
VR “Chess Ultra” with Nette Robinson and Adisa Banjoko


“Chess Ultra” and each of the special Purling London Chess set DLC add-ons are available on:-

PC owners – buy here via the Steam online store

PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Nintendo Switch owners: 
Search ‘Purling’ in your game console’s store to buy.

Chess Ultra x Purling London