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X-COM designer crowdfunding a Chaos: The Battle of Wizards reboot

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Posted on January 22, 2014 AT 12:12pm

Veteran strategy game designer Julian Gollop, best known for his work on the original X-COM, has announced his next project, Chaos Reborn.

Gollop revealed the title, an update of his own 1985 ZX Spectrum tactics game Chaos: The Battle of Wizardson Prefundia, a service for promoting upcoming Kickstarter projects.

The original Chaos centered around arena battles of two or more wizards, dueling it out with a wide selection of spells and summons. Reborn will follow the same basic formula but with plenty of modern upgrades, including a procedurally generated single-player campaign, extensive co-op options, and both live and asynchronous online multiplayer functionality for two to six players.

“In my 30 years of game development, after many critically acclaimed projects, I think the original Chaos stands out as a game with unrealised potential,” Gollop says in the announcement. He goes on to reveal that the project has already been in development for a year.

The Chaos Reborn Kickstarter will be launching early this year. At this early stage, the game is planned for release on PC, Mac, and Linux.

Josh Harmon, Associate Editor
Josh Harmon picked up a controller when he was 3 years old—and he hasn't looked back since. This has made him particularly vulnerable to attacks from behind. He joined EGM as an intern following a brief-but-storied career on a number of small gaming blogs across the Internet. Follow him on Twitter @jorshy. Meet the rest of the crew.

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