Abstraction Games, the fine people who ported Hotline Miami to PS3/PSVita, is bringing out one of my favourite Amiga games to PC in just a few weeks. On August 29th, top-down shooter The Chaos Engine will be released on Steam, Get Games and Good Old Games for PC, Linux and Mac.
The game will feature a Classic mode that recreates the good old shooter in a pixel-perfect port as well as a Enhanced mode offering online and local co-op.
“This really feels like the right time to bring back The Chaos Engine. 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 original ‘Classic’ mode with the added option to play in ‘Enhanced mode’ with its refined pixel-perfect finish is a clever way to satisfy all enthusiasts! It feels a completely natural transition to the PC.”
-Mike Montgomery, Abstraction Games
“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, 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!”
-Ralph Egas, CEO of Abstraction Games
The Chaos Engine is up for pre-order on Steam right now for 7,99€.