13 days and $65,000 to go - that's the scores on the doors for X-COM creator Julian Gollop's Kickstarted Chaos remake (which I previewed here). Not a bad situation for the turn-based wizard battler to be in, given it's already $115k to the good, but a photo finish looks likely. The game's also up on Greenlight now, so you know what to do if you're excited about it.
There've been eight updates since the project went live a few weeks back, and it's heartening to see that they primarily focus on explaining features and concepts. Also one of them has a unicorn with a sword for a horn, so big bonus points for that.
Gollop also had a game against YouTuber Unstable Voltage recorded, so you can take a look at the current, super-mega-ultra-early prototype in action here:
Sadly, those X-COM sound effects will not be remaining. I'm still holding out for a secret option to reinstate 'em, however.
Further gobbets of fascinating infosnack about Julian Gollop's past and future games can be found in the now-closed AMA from last week, including the heartbreaking reveal that he started work on an X-COM-style, 1930s-sest Lovecraft game after releasing Enemy Unknown, only for it to be shot down by then-publisher Microprose, who were at the time soured on horror games. Oh man, can you imagine?
Fingers crossed Chaos Reborn pans out - perhaps a return to X-Cthulhu could be next if so.
Oh, and t-shirts have now been added to various Chaos Reborn pledge tiers. Inevitably, they are black.