Chaos Reborn Summary
Chaos Reborn, the tactical strategy game from XCOM creator Julian Gollop, has passed its Kickstarter campaign goal, meaning that we can look forward to some wizard vs. wizard spell-slinging in the near future. The crowdfunding campaign earned a respectable $210,854 from an initial goal of $180,000.
Chaos Reborn, Julian Gollop's Kickstarter-funded remake of his classic tactical RPG, has a new available. It has some placeholder graphics, UI and animations, but still. A rare chance to try out a Kickstarter project before you decide to back it.
Julian Gollop, creator of the XCOM series, has said that "AI should be a lot better now," but that it hasn't really improved since the original XCOM's AI of a "few Kb" designed for 80386 PC. It hasn't leaped with hardware.
While XCOM: Enemy Unknown "does a good job" with its AI, it still "relies a lot on the player triggering stuff." It's behaviour-based and predictable patterns soon emerge.
Julian Gollop is well known for creating XCOM, although you can also credit him for creating the ZX Spectrum strategy game, Chaos: The Battle of Wizards, which was released in 1985.
Gollop is now planning to remake the game under the new name of Chaos Reborn for PC, Mac and Linux. The original Chaos: The Battle of Wizards was about battling other wizards in an area with an aim to be the last one standing in order to win the game.