3D Hartwig Chess

Every now and then we run into a demo so nicely polished it simply can’t be ignored, Julian Garnier’s (@juliangarnier) 3D chess set is just that.

The set is a neat replica of Josef Hartwig’s minimalistic design. The game is almost entirely hand built, using only Photon for that beautiful dynamic lighting and Chess.js to add unflawed functionality. The demo is also completely responsive! with transforms all handled with CSS, and the interactions wired in using stock standard javascript (with jQuery).

Julian has also added in some beautiful themes, which are the icing on the cake. You can view (and edit!) the demo on CodePen or prowl though the code on Github

3D Hartwig Chess by Julian Garnier (@juliangarnier)