Chaos Reborn adds single-player mode

Chaos Reborn

Julian Gollop's Chaos Reborn hit Steam Early Access earlier this month, without the promised single-player campaign. But now it's here, along with a couple of other fairly significant changes, and a handful of smaller ones.

Chaos Reborn is a "fast paced, turn-based wizard combat game with an RPG twist," as its Steam description puts it, in which two to four players duel one another using a virtual deck of spells and creatures. It was successfully Kickstarted earlier this year, raising more than $210,000, at least in part on the strength of Gollop's credit as the designer and programmer of the original XCOM: UFO Defense; the game itself is a reboot of his 1985 ZX Spectrum game Chaos.

The latest update to Chaos Reborn enables a single-player mode against the AI, "hot-seating" against other humans, or some combination of the two if that's your thing. There's also a new spell allowing players to summon a pack of giant rats—echos of Dishonored, perhaps—and, for a limited period, Christmas-themed graphics.

Other changes include a modification to the attack probabilities formula, reduction in some spell powers, and the halving of the Gooey Blob attack value. The addition of single-player is the only really noteworthy bit, I'd say, but if details are what you want, get them on Steam.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.