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Bring Me My Magical Grand Strategy Game
Ever since my board game playing days I have longed for a strategy game that encapsulated a whole fantasy world involving everything from kingdoms and empires to heroes and quests. I was inspired by TSR's 'Divine Right' and SPI's 'Swords & Sorcery'. I even ...
Ever since my board game playing days I have longed for a strategy game that encapsulated a whole fantasy world involving everything from kingdoms and empires to heroes and quests. I was inspired by TSR's 'Divine Right' and S...
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Haven't tried those but Fallen Enchantress Legendary Heroes from stardock is very good.
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Personal preference really. I don't like all my eggs in one basket. I have a laptop running windows 7 and think its great. No issues with Microsoft from that point, but there's a whole lot of tech/apps out there and unfortunately as a consumer, they happen to be spread out. 
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Kickstarter - Monday 17th March
For those of you who didn't hear through other channels, the Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Campaign will launch on Monday, 17th March at 8am GMT. There is a very special guest appearance in the video from a well known game creator - look out for it!
For those of you who didn't hear through other channels, the Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Campaign will launch on Monday, 17th March at 8am GMT. There is a very special guest appearance in the video from a well known game creator...
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Interview about Chaos Reborn
I recently did an audio interview with Anything Geeky Reviewed all about Chaos Reborn, which you can listen to here . There is one mistake - our Kickstarter campaign will actually be launching on March 14th, not February 16th as I said in the interview. Sil...
I recently did an audio interview with Anything Geeky Reviewed all about Chaos Reborn, which you can listen to here. There is one mistake - our Kickstarter campaign will actually be launching on March 14th, not February 16th ...
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Dwarf
The Dwarf is a relatively easy creature to summon, and is effectively the lawful counterpart of the Goblin. Dwarves are very tough with good magic resistance, but they are slow and not so good on the attack. The visual design of the Dwarf reflects the gener...
The Dwarf is a relatively easy creature to summon, and is effectively the lawful counterpart of the Goblin. Dwarves are very tough with good magic resistance, but they are slow and not so good on the attack. The visual design...
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Keep up the good work, like the concept of this, I thought of a good spell how about Purify (law), a spell cast on undeads to make them Mortal so they can be attacked by anyone? could work on the basis of Magic Resistance, all the best always been a fan of the game. good luck with it all i will continue to keep a keen interest.
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Rebelstar 2 - The Enemy Characters
Following on from my last post, here are some enemy character sketches for you, once again featuring the magnificent art of Get Fry. Mentat Krx Haan Arelian Governor of Earth Krx Haan, the highly decorated veteran of the Fraylar wars and accomplished Mentat...
Following on from my last post, here are some enemy character sketches for you, once again featuring the magnificent art of Get Fry. Mentat Krx Haan Arelian Governor of Earth Krx Haan, the highly decorated veteran o...
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Looking really good! I would love to see the ground shake when the giant walks though. 😃😃:-)
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Kickstarter Campaign Launched
Visit the page here . Here are some nice articles on Chaos Reborn appearing today: Rock, Paper, Shotgun Game Reactor Strategy Informer
Visit the page here. Here are some nice articles on Chaos Reborn appearing today: Rock, Paper, Shotgun Game Reactor Strategy Informer
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Pledged. Thanks for so many great childhood memories.
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Chaos Reborn live stream on Joystiq
You can watch the first ever recording of Chaos Reborn games  at Joystiq . I managed to save myself from humiliation by winning 3 out of 5 games, although I wasn't exactly playing my best. It was good fun though, and I hope it gives you an idea of what the ...
You can watch the first ever recording of Chaos Reborn games at Joystiq. I managed to save myself from humiliation by winning 3 out of 5 games, although I wasn't exactly playing my best. It was good fun though, and I hope it ...
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That's a shame, the video plugin doesn't work with the Android Chrome browser. I'll have to wait until I'm next at my PC.
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Chaos Reborn Kickstarter Rewards
I have posted the proposed Kickstarter rewards for Chaos Reborn on the discussion forum here . Please join the discussion if you can (but you can always leave a comment here, if you prefer). I have set the date for the start of the Kickstarter campaign at M...
I have posted the proposed Kickstarter rewards for Chaos Reborn on the discussion forum here. Please join the discussion if you can (but you can always leave a comment here, if you prefer). I have set the date for the start o...
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Goblin
Our creature production is improving. Felix has modelled a fantastic looking Goblin. It has the cruel demeanour of a creature looking for the thrill of a fight. It is the easiest creature to summon in the game, with a 90% casting chance. Goblins are the foo...
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Rebelstar 2 - The Game that Never Was
I was digging through some of may old game concepts and came across a pitch for Rebelstar 2. This is not the sequel to the original Rebelstar game on the spectrum, but the working title for a proposed sequel to my 2005 GBA game also called Rebelstar. There ...
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This breaks my heart just a little bit, Julian. Sorry for the "necropost", I've just now accidentally stumbled onto this post.

Back when the first launched, I went out and tracked down one of three available copies of Rebelstar Tactical Command, at a GameStop, while in college. The clerk thought I was the weirdest guy in the world; why did I call ahead and have them set aside a copy? When I came in, the clerk asked me what was so special about the game, and why I was making such a big deal about ensuring I got a copy.

"It's a new game by the guy who designed the original X-COM PC game. It's a tactical turn-based strategy RPG with fully destructible environments. They barely ever make games like this anymore, and I have to do my part to show that people still want these games."

I remember thinking "Man, I wish they'd give him the marketing budget, and I wish that this game would've launched using the concept art for the characters on the box." Ignoring the fact that the GBA was being phased out, I think that the artwork would've made a huge difference.

But I was so thrilled to play another turn-based strategy RPG that you'd worked on, none of that really mattered. I ran home and sat in bed with my GBA SP, having flashbacks to the first time my brother let me create my own save in X-COM.

I really loved that game, despite the quirks (like disabling the music to double the framerate); even though I did reach a point where the game became so impossibly difficult that I couldn't successfully complete a mission. I'll figure it out someday, I'm sure. It sits in my GBA drawer, still in the box.

I hope that you'll try making a new one again, some day. I'd love to see you do a Kickstarter for this game, and offer similar gameplay with more detailed character sprites. Every time I play a new turn-based strategy game, I find myself wishing that you'd had a hand in. Though, I did enjoy Jake's design for the new XCOM titles that Firaxis made.

X-COM: UFO Defense changed my life, as a kid. I was always so amazed by the versatility and the unapologetically difficult and "realistic" nature of your war with aliens (character permadeath / harsh consequences). I took those design principles into my own game design, and so, I owe a lot to you for showing me that punishment and challenging scenarios aren't necessarily bad things to include in a game.

You're a huge inspiration to me. Please continue making excellent turn-based games. Thank you for making me so passionate about games, and good luck with your Kickstarter. I hope you make it.
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I Have been working as a game designer since 1983 with many published titles, including Chaos, Laser Squad, Rebelstar, X-COM: UFO Defense, and Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars.
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