A simple little program that features chess pieces flying slowly by on the computer display, this download isn't quite up to the standards of most commercial screensavers. The software itself offers a reasonable number of options, allowing users to set sound volume, change the number of "dancing" pieces, and the duration of each scene. Different scenes can be displayed at will. However, the overall impression remains that of a creative student project. It would make a fine piece of freeware, but it's considerably outclassed in the competitive market for commercial screensavers.
What's new in version 1.6
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedMarch 12, 1999
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Watch 3D chess pieces as they slide, fly, bounce, and walk beyond the chessboard. This Windows screensaver features high-quality graphics, sounds, and original drawings. You need not be a chess player to be entertained by Chess Ballet.