Remakes of classic games are a dime a dozen these days, but it’s hard to complain when modern developers are putting in the time to recreate games that, otherwise, would be dang-near impossible to get your hands on. Such is the case with Chaos Engine, Abstraction Games’ throw-up to the 1993 Amiga shooter that helped pave the way for the entire genre. It’s headed to PC, Mac and Linux on August 29th.
In a steampunk future, a computer gone mad, the Chaos Engine, has started churning out diabolical baddies that you, the player, must stop at nothing to destroy. A sort of twin-stick shooter before the genre really existed, The Chaos Engine is a top-down shooter featuring a skill system, multiple playable characters, abilities, weapons and the like.