'The Chaos Engine' is a game released in 1993 for Amiga computers and 2013 for PC.
Mastertronic and Abstraction Games will be bringing The Chaos Engine, a game released in 1993 for Amiga computers, to PC on August 29.
The original game was developed by The Bitmap Brothers and was one of the first games to introduce a skill system in action-adventure games, helping players improve their characters and equip individualized weapons. The game itself is set in a dark Victorian age of discovery and technology that had become corrupted by a failed experiment with an early computer.
Players can choose from six hard-nailed mercenaries. Each has has his own unique weapons and skills to combat the bizarre monstrosities created by the machine. Those who have the strength and the courage to overturn the Chaos Engine computer will be remembered.
This new version of the 20-year-old game lets players battle through four unique worlds in single-player or online and local co-op modes. Also, they can play in either 'Enhanced mode' or 'Classic mode' with the latter boasting its original graphics and controls for the true Amiga-like experience. Steam Achievements have also been added.
"This really feels like the right time to bring back The Chaos Engine" says Mike Montgomery, one of the founding members of The Bitmap Brothers. "There are many fond memories of The Chaos Engine and I wanted to make sure that the game was true to the original without losing its charm during the restoration process. The option to play in the original 'Classic' mode with the added option to play in 'Enhanced mode' with its refined pixel-perfect finish is a clever way to satisfy all enthusiasts! It feels a completely natural transition to the PC."
The Chaos Engine will be released on Steam, Get Games and GOG on August 29th for PC, Mac and Linux.