What does this article cover?
- What is Chess in the Park?
- How do I join Discord Games Lab?
- Discord Games Lab Server FAQ
What is Chess in the Park?
Chess in the Park is an Activity that we've developed here at Discord for playing chess with your friends!
How to start a Chess in the Park game?
To start a Chess in the Park game, follow these steps below!
- Join a voice channel
- Once joined, you should see the Activity Launcher (it looks like a rocket ship) in the voice channel controls.
- Click the Activity Launcher to open the Activity Shelf"
- Then select "Chess in the Park"
- Once you've authorized Chess in the Park to access your account, you can begin playing with anyone in the server.
- Limit of 2 players per chess game (but with an unlimited number of spectators).
- Limit of 2 “open” games can be created per person (open meaning games that are waiting for another player to join).
Want to join in on the shenanigans?
Since we’re still testing, Chess in the Park is only available in a limited selection of servers. However, you can play Chess in the Park and other early Activities in the public Discord Games Lab server!
Since the game is still an experimental experience, we’re looking to hear feedback directly from our users so you’ll see Discord devs in there pretty frequently!
Here's a link to the public server: https://discord.com/invite/discordgameslab
Discord Games Lab Server FAQ
Q: Why is Discord adding games into voice channels?
A: We started Discord because we are all about bringing people together around gaming. As Discord has grown, we've seen more and more people use Discord to come together around games. For instance, we’ve seen people use Discord to not only play League but also to hang out and play more casual, social games with friends like Jackbox and Among Us.
For more information about Activities on Discord, go here!
Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: There is no age requirement for Chess in the Park
Q: How do I play?
A: To start a game, first join one of the voice channels. Once there, you should see the Activity Launcher (it looks like a rocket ship) in the voice channel controls. Click the Activity Launcher to open the Activity Shelf, " and then select "Chess in the Park".'
Q: Where can I report bugs and problems with the game?
A: Check out our #feedback-and-bugs channel in the Discord Games Lab server and make sure to follow the format to report any issues.
Q: Can I give feedback on Chess in the Park?
A: Absolutely, we would love to hear what you have to say about the game, etc. You can post in the #feedback-and-bugs channel in the Discord Games Lab server.
Q: How do I view/delete my Activities on Discord data?
A: To enhance the gameplay experience, Discord Activities access and temporarily store the following user data once a user joins the Activity:
- Discord ID
For Activities played in a single session, user data is stored so long as the Activity remains active, even if the user leaves the Activity. Once all users leave the Activity and it is determined the Activity has ended, the user data is deleted and no longer retained.
For Activities that can be played across multiple sessions (like with Chess in the Park or Checkers in the Park), the user data above is retained. You can view or delete your data from these Activities on this website.
Note: Deleting your data will remove all of your progression across these Discord-developed activities.
Q: My question isn't listed, what do I do?
A: If you have feedback or issues, use #feedback-and-bugs in the Discord Games Lab server.
If all is lost, please submit a ticket to our support team at https://dis.gd/contact