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X-COM's Julian Gollop making Chaos: The Battle of Wizards sequel

In ridiculously exciting news, X-COM co-creator Julian Gollop has announced a sequel to his 1985 ZX Spectrum game Chaos: The Battle of Wizards . He dropped the bombshell on twitter just now, revealing that it will be a sequel/remake for iOS, Mac and of course PC.

Other than that, we know that he's using the Unity engine, it will be 3D "for sure", and he plans to "keep combat/movement very close to the original, with some tweaks."

Julian is, of course, one half of the famed Brothers Gollop (along with his brother Nick). Twenty years ago, they created a little game called X-COM that you may have heard of - which gave birth to a remake that you're probably playing right now. Chaos is a slightly different breed of turn-based strategy game, featuring wizards instead of invading aliens. It was followed by a sequel, Lords of Chaos, in 1990. The original's not much to look at these days, but here's a video of someone playing it on the Spectrum:

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.