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The Chaos Engine naar PC, Mac en Linux

De klassieker van The Bitmap Brothers uit 1993 wordt in ere hersteld

London, 16 augustusnbsp;2013nbsp;nbsp;

Mastertronicnbsp;ennbsp; Abstraction Gamesnbsp;kondigen met trots aan dat The Chaos Engine, de Amiga klassieker van de legendarischenbsp; Bitmap Brothers, op 29 augustus voor PC, Linux en Mac verschijnt. De top-down shooter van begin jaren 90 wordt doornbsp; Abstraction Games, hetzelfde team wat recentelijk Hotline Miaminbsp;naar PS3 en Vita bracht, voorzien van een opknapbeurt. Hiervoor werken zij nauw samen met Mike Montgomery, wie mede verantwoordelijk is voor het oprichten vannbsp; The Bitmap Brothers. De nieuwe versie van Abstraction Games zal trouw blijven aan het origineel uit 1993, maar zal ook over een alternatieve modus beschikken waarin enkele onmisbare verbeteringen verwerkt zitten.nbsp;

De originele versie vannbsp; The Chaos Enginenbsp;introduceerde alseacute;eacute;n van de eerste action-adventurenot; titels een persoonlijk upgrade systeem. Spelers konden via deze weg hun personages verbeteren en voorzien van gepersonaliseerde wapens.

http://youtu.be/DhsxFmD-PTM

Zet je schrap voor de donkere wereld van Thenbsp; Chaos Engine; een Victoriaans tijdperk van ontdekking en technologie, verdorven door een mislukt experimentndash; denbsp; Chaos Engine.

Je kunt kiezen uit zes onverzettelijke huurlingen. Zij bezitten ieder hun eigen unieke wapens en specialiteiten waarmee ze ten strijde trekken tegen de bizarre creaties die worden voortgebracht door de machine. Zij die de moed en kracht tonen om denbsp; Chaos Enginenbsp;ten val te brengen, zullen herinnerd worden als helden.

Vecht je door vier verschillende werelden in de singleplayer modus of speel met je vrienden in de online- en co-op modus. Kies uit deldquo; Enhanced Moderdquo;, welke is aangepast aan gaming anno 2013, of deldquo; Classic Moderdquo; - compleet met retro graphics en besturing voor de originele Amiga ervaring. Zowel nieuwe spelers als fans van het eerste uur worden tot het uiterste gedreven dankzij de Steam Achievements. Deze opgeknapte versie bevat alles wat het origineel zo goed maakte. In additie kun je natuurlijk rekenen op verbeterde graphics, uitgebreide besturing en Steam opties.

ldquo; This really feels like the right time to bring back The Chaos Enginerdquo; zegt Mike Montgomery, een van de oorspronkelijke oprichters vannbsp; The Bitmap Brothers.ldquo; There are many fond memories of The Chaos Engine and I wanted to make sure that the game was true to the original without losing its charm during the restoration process. The option to play in the originallsquo;Classicrsquo; mode with the added option to play inlsquo;Enhanced modersquo; with its refined pixel-perfect finish is a clever way to satisfy all enthusiasts! It feels a completely natural transition to the PC.rdquo;

ldquo; We grew up with the Amiga and those classic Bitmap games were the inspiration for a lot of us who went on to work in games and development. For many of us, The Chaos Engine was our first taste of co-op and was a platform that incited our love of top down shooters,rdquo; zegt Ralph Egas, CEO van Abstraction Games.ldquo; The Chaos Engine holds such fond memories for so many people and it stands the test of time and we were determined to restore the game to its full and amazing pixel-perfect glory, with a couple of cool enhancements!rdquo;

Stuart Morton, Executive Producer van Mastertronic zegt:lsquo;lsquo; The Chaos Engine holds very fond memories for so many people and so many great games have been ruined by bad remakes. We didnrsquo;t want to remake it. It is a great game and we found very quickly when we went back and played the original that the gameplay still holds up very well.nbsp;A lot of fondly-remembered games are pretty disappointing when you go back and look at them now, but The Chaos Engine still plays beautifully today."

The Chaos Engine verschijnt op 29 augustus op Steam, Get Games en GOG voor Linux, PC en Mac.

The Chaos Engine is vanaf vanavond 7 uur te pre-orderen op Steam

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About the Mastertronic Group Limited

Mastertronic Group is a multi-platform, world-class developer, publisher, manufacturer, distributor and online retailer of digital interactive entertainment. Using the extensive experience in our quality-focused teams, we deliver digital entertainment to consumers and significant added-value income to our development, retail and publishing partners. The Group has a number of publishing labels, each focused on specific audience demographics. Established PC titles are republished through our Sold Out range, specialist PC simulations are published under the Just Flight and Just Trains labels and console formats (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, 3DS, iOS and Android) via Mastertronic. The Mastertronic Group also publishes Indie games on the Great Indie Games label. Just Flight, and its sister company Just Trains, are the leading worldwide simulation specialists. Just Flight was established in 1995, and within three years became the worldrsquo;s largest publisher of flight simulation software with the exception of Microsoft, with a reputation for high quality products, published by genuine enthusiasts. Via The Producers, the Group offers alsquo;cradle to graversquo; turnkey service for physical product, from marketing, packaging and warehousing and an experienced sales service right through to retail, while its specialist PC download site, GetGames is a key player in the digital distribution market. The Mastertronic Group has just celebrated its 25th anniversary.

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About Abstraction Games

Abstraction Games B.V. was founded in 2007 and incorporated in 2011 by seasoned game developers with a clear mission: serve game businesses and consumers with a clearly pronounced quality-over-quantity approach and to amaze everyone with an astonishing agility and flexibility.nbsp;

Most noteable work so far includes the conversion of well-known best-sellers likeldquo;Angry Birdsrdquo;,ldquo;Cut the Roperdquo;,ldquo;RocketBirds: Hardboiled Chickenrdquo; andldquo;Hotline Miamirdquo; to consoles and handhelds.nbsp;

Our core team consists of experienced developers covering PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Xbox 360, PS3, PS Vita, Wii and 3DS.nbsp;"We treat your IP as if it were our ownhellip;"nbsp;

Visitnbsp; http://www.abstractiongames.comnbsp;for more information.

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