Monday, September 9, 2013

Kickstart the Week: General Chaos II: Sons of Chaos

I was more of a Nintendo kid growing up than anything else, but my brother decided he wanted a Sega Genesis so he could play Sonic the Hedgehog. I didn't play a ton of Genesis games when it was all said and done, but I did have three favorites: Toe Jam & Earl, NHL 94 (the best entry in the series to this day), and a somewhat bizarre game that I don't think ever got old for me: General Chaos.

General Chaos was basically a simple console starter for your wargame-type experience. You had classes of soldiers and effectively had to take territory and blow up the opposition. It was a deceptively simple game with a lot of moving parts, and my brother and I must have spent a ridiculous amount of time playing this game over the years. I pulled it out again a while back and it largely holds up, too. Total nostalgia trip.

I learned that the creator of General Chaos has turned to Kickstarter to fund a sequel/remake of the classic game. They're planning a bunch of cool stuff, including some new weaponry, updated gameplay, internet battles, more maps and levels (an absolute must at this point) and so on. I'm really hoping to scrap together $20 to help make this a reality, because this is really the game I always wanted to see remade and never realized.

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