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Once is happenstance...

Posted by Aph3x, 28 June 2013 · 489 views

Chaos Remakes Unity Nostalgia
Twice is coincidence, so Mr Fleming wrote.

I love Chaos. The game that is - that old Speccy turn-based peculiarity.

Mr Gollop is one of my programming heroes. His work probably influenced me more than any other to take up programming; games programming in particular. I used to dream up great new ideas that I'd add to Chaos when I became a programmer. One of the first 'proper' programs I wrote allowed you to hack into Chaos and change the names, graphics and attributes of the creatures and spells. 'Death to hackers' indeed ;) Speaking of which, the Rebelstar series wasn't too bad either - that game (along with Laser Squad and XCom after it) sealed my adoration of the TBS genre for good. I remember nearly killing myself racing round my paper round, desperate to get home and play it yet again.

So to the point. Whenever I get a new device nowadays, one of the first things I do is try and get Chaos running on it somehow. I've just installed a version on my Android phone in fact.
So a few months ago I came to thinking... there's nothing new been added to the game by the 'remakes', why don't I follow my dream of years ago and do a remake myself to take advantage of the new mobile revolution? It surely can't go as badly as my last attempt at a remake can it now? It's been almost 30 years since the original Chaos after all, surely Mr Gollop has moved on...

Roflcopters.


Somebody above is telling me to stop attempting remakes. I'll just leave this here...

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Wow this screenshot looks awesome! Is there a place to play this game?

Well you can give [the dev build] a bash here with a few caveats:

 

1. The graphics are all placeholders mainly from the speccy chaos, others from all over the interwebs.

2. Bugs!

3. The AI is rudimentary at the moment and has no idea how to use most of its spells, but you can get a reasonable game out of it :)

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