Chaos: The Battle of Wizards sequel announced 27 years later

Friday, 2nd November 2012 19:42 GMT By Jeff Dunn

Famed game designer Julian Gollop has announced that he is working on a sequel to his 1985 ZX Spectrum title, Chaos: The Battle of Wizards.

The seemingly out-of-nowhere news came via Gollop’s Twitter account, where he wrote: “OK it’s official! I am working on a sequel/remake to my classic ZX Spectrum game ‘Chaos’ – for iOS, PC, Mac – maybe more.” Additional platforms could include Android, Linux, and Ouya.

Gollop says that the sequel will “be in 3D for sure” and that it’ll use the Unity3D engine. Anyone who played the original Chaos will be happy that he’s planning “to keep combat/movement very close to the original, with some tweaks” too.

Other than that, we can’t say much else for now. That makes sense, though, considering Gollop only started working on the game last week.

Gollop, along with his brother Nick, are perhaps best known for creating the original X-COM: UFO Defense, which of course received a spiritual successor earlier this year in XCOM: Enemy Unknown (although Gollop wasn’t involved in that one).

Chaos, meanwhile, was another turn-based strategy game that, not surprisingly, featured wizard battles instead of alien ones. A sequel, Lords of Chaos, was made five years later.

Thanks, PCGamer.



  1. bitsnark

    Praise the sun!!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Keiggo

    Oh my life! I Disbelieve it!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. bitsnark


    Haha! I had to ask myself too – Real/Illusion? :)

    #3 2 years ago
  4. DSB

    I’m actually not old enough to know what that is :P

    I’ll never really understand the Gollop saga though. They bang out one of the best games ever made and then they sorta sink into an infinite loop of mediocrity.

    It’s like Molyneuxs career, only it happened in a blink of an eye for those guys.

    #4 2 years ago

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