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Chaos Reborn

3 years ago

Feature: Big Bad Boss Wizards

Chaos Reborn: Singleplayer Campaign Impressions

Slow and steady wins the race. No wild promises, but plenty of apparently practical plans for the future, has long been X-COM creator Julian Gollop's approach with his Kickstarted comeback, Chaos Reborn [official site] (currently on Steam Early Access). While it sadly doesn't seem to attract quite the same adulation/scrutiny as other returning 90s devs' crowdfunded career reboots, what it has done is reliably get…

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4 years ago

Feature: Elegant chaos

Impressions: Chaos Reborn

In the fag-end of 2014 I managed to have a chat with X-COM creator Julian Gollop about the (early access) release version of his new game Chaos Reborn, but as the many demands of a festive season hosted at home hurtled towards me I flat-out ran out of time to give the game itself more than a cursory look. Now that I no longer need…

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Feature: "Turn-based strategy games can actually be successful and popular"

Whatever Happened To X-COM’s Julian Gollop?

Well, he eventually rebooted and remade war of wizards Spectrum classic Chaos Reborn, which I've had a lot of fun with over the last few days, and which took to Steam Early Access yesterday. You can read more about that here. But what happened to the co-creator of X-COM, Laser Squad, Magic and Mayhem, Rebelstar and more over the last ten years or so? While…

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Feature: Xcomeback

Interview: X-COM’s Julian Gollop On Remaking Chaos

After some time out of sight, X-COM creator Julian Gollop returned earlier this year, with a successful Kickstarter for a remake of/spiritual sequel to his beloved Spectrum strategy game, Chaos. (That being the one where wizards battle each other to death, with the help of various summoned beasties). An early, multiplayer-only version of Chaos Reborn takes to Steam Early Access today, so ahead of that…

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5 years ago

Feature: Guest Starring XCOM's Jake Solomon

A Game And A Chat: X-Com Creator Julian Gollop

Once upon a time Julian Gollop was one of the principle minds behind the original X-Com. Yes, with a dash. A dollop of Gollop's design wizardry spawned a legendary strategy series, and now - somewhat fittingly, I suppose - he's making a game about actual wizards. Chaos Reborn is mere days away from casting off its mortal Kickstarter, so Gollop and I are going to…

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Feature: After the Apocalypse

Gollop Returns: X-COM Creator’s Chaos Reborn, Played

Chaos Reborn is the next game from Julian Gollop, lead creator of the original X-COM: UFO Defense - the greatest videogame of all time. This is a remake of and sequel to Gollop's earlier, magical duelling game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards. It It takes to Kickstarter today, but unlike other nostalgia-led projects, it's been in active development for some time already. I played a…

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6 years ago

The Long-Lost Bunnies Of X-COM

I need to set aside a couple of hours to have a thorough read of Julian Gollop's ongoing design plans for his Chaos remake - he's sharing a remarkable amount on his Gollop Games blog. Today though, I take the easy route - monkey see previously unrevealed concept art for the original X-COM/UFO, monkey must post about it. Because said concept art features, as well…

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