Virtual Reality Chess Ultra x Purling London Chess sets
Virtual Reality ‘Chess Ultra’ x Purling London Bold Chess and Art Chess by Olivia Pilling

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 CAD modelled in stunning 4K detail and then wrapped in precisely scanned, original artwork to closely match real, physical chess sets worth thousands of dollars.

Nette Robinson x Purling Art Chess within Chess Ultra VR
Nette Robinson x Purling Art Chess within Chess Ultra VR
VR 'Chess Ultra' in play at a Purling event with Anna Rudolf
VR ‘Chess Ultra’ in play at a Purling event

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!

Mr Jiver x Purling London Art Chess within Chess Ultra VR
Mr Jiver x Purling London Art Chess within Chess Ultra
Olivia Pilling x Purling Art Chess within Chess Ultra VR
Olivia Pilling x Purling Art Chess within Chess Ultra

Chess Ultra offers DLC upgrades of chess sets by 3 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 also Purling’s best-selling Bold Chess set in Classic Red & Shadow Black.

Owners can pit themselves against the computer’s AI or challenge friends and players of Chess Ultra all over the world.

This virtual reality game offers an incredibly unique 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.

Playing VR Chess with Anna Rudolf and Maria Manelidou
Virtual reality chess knights at sunset
Virtual Reality Purling Art Chess by Olivia Pilling at sunset within ‘Chess Ultra’

“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.”

(Ripstone)

Virtual Nette Robinson x Purling Art Chess in the Bram Stoker's Dracula inspired environment
Virtual Nette Robinson x Purling Art Chess in the Bram Stoker’s Dracula inspired environment
DLC cover artwork - Mr Jiver x Purling London Art Chess for Chess Ultra VR
DLC cover artwork – Mr Jiver x Purling London Art Chess for Chess Ultra
4K Chess with Ripstone’s “Chess Ultra” Nette Robinson x Purling London Art Chess
VR Olivia Pilling x Purling Art Chess in the Roman Villa environment
VR Olivia Pilling x Purling Art Chess in the Roman Villa environment
Ripstone’s ‘Chess Ultra’ game footage

VR Chess Ultra' in play at a Purling event with Maria Manelidou
VR Chess Ultra’ in play at a Purling event
Virtual Nette Robinson x Purling Art Chess set in play with sunset
Virtual Nette Robinson x Purling Art Chess in play
VR 'Chess Ultra' in play with Nette Robinson and Adisa Banjoko
VR ‘Chess Ultra’ in play

HOW TO BUY

‘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.