Chaos Reborn is turn-based tactical role-playing game created by ingenious designer Julian Gollop. Julian has developed many other games, which you definitely heard of, for example Rebelstar series, Chaos: The Battle of Wizards and Laser Squad series. But his most popular game is turn-based sci-fi strategy named UFO: Enemy Unknown (or X-COM: UFO Defense).
Julian decided to sponsor Chaos Reborn by crowdfunding via Kickstarter. In the April 2014 he managed to raise 210 000$, although his aim was to get at least 180 000$. At the moment Chaos Reborn can be purchased on Steam in early release section called “Early Access”, and at the official game website. Chaos Reborn supports wide range of operational systems and is playable on Windows, Linux and Mac.
Official release date of Chaos Reborn is May 2015.
Julian design’s critical characteristic is the use of turn-based strategy and he implemented it in Chaos Reborn. In the world of Chaos Reborn, as in its predecessor Chaos: The Battle of Wizards, you are a wizard who fights other wizards in a battle to the death. You can use certain spells, for example you can summon creatures to aid you, buff your character or send devastatingly powerful spells like fireballs to your opponent. There are a lot of gameplay enhancements comparing the original game and remake: meta game is important finally, the use of equipment which allows players to customize their characters and abilities with armor, staffs or talismans.
What makes this game really challenging is the fact that you do not know for sure which spell is real and which just creates an illusion of it to distract you, so you make a false decision. This uncertainty is a key element of gameplay, so you have to master the game in order to predict your opponent’s decisions.
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