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Written by Christophor "SuperGuido" Rick   
Wednesday, 05 September 2007


Alright one more brief news blurb from Leipzig and then I think I am completely done. When I had a chance to sit and chat with Mike Montgomery outside of the Speedball 2 presentation we got to talking about things in general. Things like how he doesn't like Czech beer but we both like Czech women. Plans for the future and that sort of thing. Then he dropped a bomb on me and it went something like this.

"So Mike, what about Chaos Engine?"

"Oh, it's coming. I just don't have time to reply to everyone who emails me about it," he said.

"Maybe you should set up an auto-responder for that," I managed to get out after the initial shock of it wore off.

So as the man said, CHAOS ENGINE IS COMING! 

But some of you may not remember Chaos Engine from the dawn of gaming. Ok not really the dawn, now it's more like the noon of gaming but that just sounds stupid.

This is Chaos Engine:

The setting, loosely inspired by the novel The Difference Engine, is a steampunk-inspired Victorian era England. Baron Fortesque, a grand inventor, has succeeded in his greatest creation yet - the Chaos Engine. Unfortunately (for the rest of the proud kingdom), the Engine then proceeds to both capture and assimilate its creator, then begins to change the countryside for the worse. Vile monsters and destructive automata appear everywhere, bringing the citizens to the verge of panic. This lures a number of mercenaries on a potentially rewarding quest to find the root of the problem and swiftly bring a full stop to it.

The Chaos Engine is a top-down run and gun computer game developed by the Bitmap Brothers and published by Renegade Software in 1993. It was first released for the Amiga 500, with an enhanced version available for AGA Amigas, and later ported to MS-DOS, and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Atari ST, Amiga CD32, RISC OS and Sega Mega Drive platforms. USA releases of SNES and Sega versions were retitled Soldiers of Fortune, and the character The Preacher had his clerical collar removed and was renamed The Scientist.

Source: Wikipedia

There is no information on the release or which platforms, but Mike wants to make it and if the fervor surrounding Speedball 2 is any indication of whether or not people remember the Bitmap Brothers games, well I expect it will be a hit like the first was.

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