X-COM Creator Julian Gollop Takes Chaos Reborn to Kickstarter

Julian Gollop, creator of the original X-COM, wants our help to make his next game.

It’s called Chaos Reborn, it’s an update of his 1985  ZX Spectrum tactical strategy game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards, and Gollop says he’ll deliver it to backers early next year if he hits his $180,000 funding goal.

“Currently, we have an online multi-player prototype working,” Gollop states in the Chaos Reborn Kickstarter. “A third of the spells are implemented, but most of the graphics are place-holder and none of the creatures have animations yet. However, the game is fully functional and great fun to play. With your help we can implement all the features in our game design, and deliver the final game to you by spring 2015.”

Here’s a summary of the feature set Chaos Reborn will come packing:

64 unique spells, including 24 creatures – from dragons to goblins – fully animated in the 3D Unity Engine.
Classic spells from the original Chaos – including the Gooey Blob and Magic Wood.
Summon creatures as illusions for 100% success, and use Disbelieve spell on suspected enemy illusions.
Manipulate the balance of the universe between Law and Chaos to your advantage.
Procedurally generated 3D battle arenas with various types of terrain, and different levels of elevation.
Configure your spells and equipment for your wizard character before entering battle.
Collect gold on your quests to spend on equipment, rare artefacts and spell books.
Hundreds of different types of equipment to collect in your adventures – including staffs, body gear, headgear, magical artefacts and spell books.
Procedurally generated Realms of Chaos for your adventures, guaranteeing a unique experience on every quest.
Multiplayer online matches – asynchronous or live – with online rankings, tournaments and prizes.
Extensive co-op options, for multiplayer matches and also while adventuring in the Realms of Chaos – invite a friend to help you with a difficult battle and share the rewards.
Guild system with guild rankings and guild tournaments.
Trade items and equipments with your friends or guild members.
Level up your wizard and gain status, aiming to ascend the ranks becoming a Wizard Lord, a Wizard King, a Demi-god, and maybe even a God of Chaos, bestowing favours and blessings on your followers.
Classic Chaos mode – fully random battle set-up with random selection of spells.

Get the lowdown from Gollop in the Kickstarter pitch video below, and then cough up some money for Chaos Reborn.

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