Chaos Reborn will soon be placed on Kickstarter, according to XCOM creator Julian Gollop's latest post on Prefundia.
Announced as in development back in 2012, Chaos Reborn is an update of the classic 1985 ZX Spectrum game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards.
Chaos Reborn is a turn-based strategy game with strong RPG elements with both multiplayer and single-player options. The core of the game is based on arena battles for 2 to 6 players, while the single-player mode allows for customization of the wizard character and along with the ability to adventure in the Realms of Chaos. Players will level up their wizard and collect treasures and equipment as they progress.
Here is a brief summary of the game's features:
- 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.
Gollop said his team currently has a multiplayer, online prototype working but it's mostly placeholder graphics and interface.
"We are now working on some great looking graphics and animation for creatures and environments," he said. "Campaign backers will have exclusive access to early prototypes and regular updates as the game develops."
You can sign up through Prefundia for updates and notification on when the crowdfunding will start.
Chaos Reborn is currently slated for a 2014 release on Linux, Mac and PC.