Shinogi Chess Club

At Yoshino High School, all that matters is your skill in Shinogi Chess. As the Spring Championships approach, student competitor Himiko Masaki investigates a dangerous organization. Climb the ranks, make new friends (and enemies), and search for answers in Shinogi Chess Club!
Shinogi Chess Club is a hybrid-genre experience that combines Visual Novel storytelling with free-roaming 3D exploration and a playable strategy game! Uncover the secrets of Yoshino High School, compete against various AI opponents in the Spring Championships, and join the Shinogi Chess Club!


In the far future, the world has been plunged into an economic depression. One prefecture in Japan has managed to stay afloat by investing in a new board game variant called Shinogi Chess. Companies, governments, and institutions have all shifted their focus towards getting their best representatives to play for public amusement.
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Yoshino High School is one such institution. Their Shinogi Chess Club is on the verge of being able to compete in the Spring Championships, an annual competition bringing fame and fortune to the city's best players.
In the midst of this huge event, an upcoming competitor, Himiko Masaki, attempts to improve her skill in the game in order to chase down leads and stop a dangerous organization that's threatening the school. But when she acquires a mysterious supernatural ability, her sense of self is put to the test. With the help of the Shinogi Chess Club members, Himiko must navigate these challenges and discover just how far she is willing to go for the truth!


Acting as a successor to the acclaimed Burden of Proof, Shinogi Chess Club advances RobProductions' iconic visual novel hybrid style. Free roam the 3D environment throughout the story as you explore Yoshino High School in third person!
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  • Discover vital clues as Himiko investigates a dangerous organization
  • Explore the Shinogi Chess Club Room and other key locations around the school
  • Compete with the best of the best in the Spring Championship tournament


In this world, the entertainment craze of the future is a brand new variant of traditional chess. One key difference is the addition of new objectives and new piece types, which add a whole new layer of strategy for each turn. But the main feature of Shinogi Chess is piece stacking. Place pieces on top of each other to create a stack, which allows you to move both pieces at the same time!
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Face off against various opponents who are introduced through the story segments. Learn their strategy by studying their personalities in order to effectively counter their moves. Discover new features of the game by experimenting with different stack types, plan your approach with move highlighting & a full reference book, and employ mind games to psych out other players with Hidden Pieces!


  • Full standalone story experience set in the world of Burden of Proof
  • Meet the members of the Shinogi Chess Club & solve a series of mysteries at the school
  • Battle a variety of opponents in fully playable Shinogi Chess segments
  • Test your skills & play custom battles in the flexible Practice Mode
  • Explore Yoshino High School using the 3rd person controls
  • Challenge your friends to Shinogi Chess with local multiplayer via Practice Mode
  • Adjust the AI difficulty to your liking or use the Story Mode setting to skip the challenges entirely
  • Revamped visual novel interface with adjustable text size & autoplay
  • 4k screen support & compatible with any framerate
  • Native versions for MacOS and Windows
  • Support for common input hardware, including the Xbox & DualShock controllers
  • Complete subtitle support and other common accessibility features
  • Full original soundtrack & album release

Available Achievements

100 XP
Stolen Thunder
100 XP
Legal Action
100 XP
100 XP
100 XP

Shinogi Chess Club DLC & Add-Ons

Shinogi Chess Club System Requirements



OS versionWindows 7 SP1+
OS versionWindows 10
CPUIntel Core i5 @1.6GHz or Equivalent
CPUIntel Core i5/AMD Ryzen 5 @3.2GHz or Equivalent
Memory4 GB RAM
Memory8 GB RAM
GPUNvidia GeForce 820M or Equivalent
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or Equivalent
DirectXDirectX 10
DirectXDirectX 10
Storage5 GB available space
Storage5 GB available space
Additional Notes64-bit OS only. Older hardware is supported, but may suffer from performance issues.
Languages Supported
  • Audio: English
  • Text: English
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