Fast paced wizard combat with the tactical positioning of chess and the bluff of poker. Features wizard customization, 100s of gear items, single player realm adventures, online leagues and co-op play.
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Release Date: Oct 26, 2015

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July 30

Chaos Reborn v1.11 Released

This release sees some bug fixes,balancing tweaks and some interface improvements.

Data tweaks

  • Mega-spell base costs increased slightly. This is to compensate a little for the fact that casting chance/cost of many mega-spells have been improved.
  • Law mode starting mana reduced to 20 for first player, 28 for second player.
  • Alignment shift values for many spells reduced by around 25-40%. This is designed to benefit neutral spells, and make extreme balance shifts less likely.
  • Reduced Duel AI bonus mana awarded for Duel level.
  • Increased max wizard level to 9999 (in preparation for new social rank progression).
  • Increased re-activation cost increase for megas in law mode from 20% to 25%.

Bug fixes:
  • Fixed a bug causing a player in duel mode to be driven by an AI
  • Fixed a bug that caused the law mode tutorial to be unable to progress due to insufficient mana.
  • Fixed the potential damage on blobbed/webbed creature healthbars.
  • The game will no longer rewind when connect as spectator.
  • Handled an error case when selecting a talisman slot and you don't have any more talismans of this type.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the first win of the day not to give unique talismans.
    Improved layout of player info panel
  • Fixed a bug causing talisman info screen not to be shown in realms.
  • The forge activation confirmation dialog now does not show if you don't have enough force crystals.
  • You now get an error message when selecting a talisman slot while not having any talismans of this type
  • Added time stamp to global chat messages
  • Show 'MAP: ' infront of the map name
  • Wizard name change dialog fixed
  • Magic weapon spell cast shows the name of the target entity in the battle log
  • Sorted online players list


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July 26

Chaos Reborn v1.10 - Dueling and Forging

Welcome to version 1.10 with duelling and forging! Here’s how it works:

  • The new Duel mode pits you against another player, or if none is available an AI controlled wizard.
  • Duels are currently fought with Equipped Law mode, but other modes will be added in the near future.
  • If you win a duel you get gold and forge crystals, which you can use to unlock the forge to make your own custom gear.
  • Each victory increases your reward level, but as soon as you lose a duel the reward level is reset.
  • AI controlled wizards get mana bonuses according to your current duel level - so expect them to get tougher!
  • There is a special bonus reward for your first Duel victory of the day - a talisman which is guaranteed to be one you don’t yet possess, and some bonus gold and forge crystals
  • The cost of unlocking the forge starts at 5 crystals, but this will increase by 5 with each use.

There is compensation for kickstarter backers at forgemaster level or higher. You will be given enough crystals to use the forge 4 times, minus the number of times you have already used it. The forge cost and number of crystals are altered to reflect the number of uses so far.

As extra compensation for forgemaster backers, they will be awarded the noble creatures skins and noble wizard aura (but not noble rank - this still has to be earned).

Major changes and improvements:
  • Reduce Magic Power of Hellhound and zombies by 10
  • Increased mega-spell cost of Rattle of Skeletons
  • Convocation of Eagles now quantity 4
  • Increased casting chance of many mega-spells, and some activation costs
  • Bolt tower Defence increased from 50 to 60
  • Increased power of single magical attack spells by 10, increase casting chance of triple magic attacks by 10
  • Removed the activation cost increase for Chaos mode
  • Raise Hell mega-spell added to a number of staffs, including neutral
  • Staffs - all hand sizes reduced by 1 (to compensate for removal of dispel spell)
  • Air, speed and creatures staffs have improved stats.
  • Bodygear - vigilant deck size -1
  • A number of talisman activation costs tweaked a little bit
  • Paralyse spell range to 4, mega to 6
  • Meteor cascade reduced to 2 hits
  • Improved law mode AI

Talisman changes in detail:
  • Cantio secutus spell range cost 50 to 40
  • Gobelinus cost 25 to 20
  • Volaticus Duplus cost 45 to 40
  • Garivano cost 22 to 20
  • Draugar cost 30 to 25
  • Televortis cost 15 to 20
  • Exemplum Funus cost 8 to 12
  • Megacarmen cost 40 to 45
  • Retrigarum cost 40 to 45
  • Volaticus Duplus cost 40 to 35

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Reviews

“Chaos Reborn is quite simply the best strategy game on PC this year.”
Kotaku

“Chaos Reborn is already a brilliant update of an absolute classic ... There's every reason to be excited about Chaos Reborn's future but, unlike too many other Early Access games, it's a game worth being excited about right now as well.”
Eurogamer

“I like it a lot, and it’s barely begun. So far at least, Chaos is well under control.”
Rock, Paper, Shotgun

About This Game

From Julian Gollop, the designer of the original, award-winning XCOM game comes Chaos Reborn - a fast paced, turn-based wizard combat game with strategic Realm Quests. Between 2 and 4 players can challenge each other to magical duels in a variety of arenas using a spell deck of interesting spells and creatures - including the Gooey Blob, Shadow Wood, and more. There is a monthly league system and several game modes with live or asynchronous battles. You can explore the Realms of Chaos fighting Wizard Lords and Kings, and invite players to join you in co-op battles, or act as an invader in someone else's realm. These Realms can be designed by player Wizard Kings and rated by other players.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support, or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3) or later
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Any card with shader model 3
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader model 3
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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Black Ram
125.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Very good and fun game, would be perfect with a little bigger community!
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The Misterious Trixie
57.7 hrs
Posted: August 24
Alas, not many good games like this are made these days...
10/10 for balance
10/10 for gameplay
9/10 for graphic style
8/10 for graphics
9/10 for SFX/Music

Masterpiece as it is... Yet, devs are working on major content updates. Quite ambitious tactical combat TBS.
And fast-paced matches this game offers are nowhere else to be found [except for X-Com: Enemy Within and X-Com 2, probably].

A must-buy for hardcore multiplayer-TBS player.
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Ed
89.9 hrs
Posted: August 21
If you like turn-based strategy games like chess, Chaos Reborn would be a 100% hit. The game is exactly what the developers claim it to be: chess with spiced flavor of poker. It is a perfect fit if you are looking for a game to play with friends.

Only knowing the rules is required (and there is a tutorial for the purpose). There is no "pay for win" and no advantages achieved by many hours of playing.

Rich set of options for multiplayer.

The community is friendly and amiable (morning, Dota 2).

Sound and graphic design is clear and beautiful.

Summing it up, the game is a gem, totally worth its price. Give it a shot.
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Thrilla.Chinchilla
1.8 hrs
Posted: August 21
So far everything is clearly laid out for even noobs like me, I am very much liking this battle system, and hope to write a more descriptive review in the future.

It has everything it needs for a stellar and spectacular game, but I hope more players will get on as I see a several handful atm.
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pegritz
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 16
This game isn't even worth $6. Though ostensibly a game of "strategy," every single bout really has one and ONLY one path to success, and the sheer amount of frustration in trying to figure that out makes this game about as much fun as throwing gobs of cowshit at a wall just to see which ones stick.
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Xenos
13.4 hrs
Posted: August 15
Julian Gollop is a revered name in the industry, and this game shows why. The game is designed quite well, fun and unique, but what I appreciate the most is the willingness to adapt that design to fan requests. The original, RNG-heavy "chaos mode" was indeed frustrating and not really my cup of tea (I still played it, and this is a testment to the quality of the game): then much fairer, much more strategic and much more enjoyable "law mode" was added, and Chaos went from a solid 7.5 to a resounding 9. I hope more developers will follow this example.
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Orginal-Ted
77.8 hrs
Posted: August 15
Splendid game. This far I´we played it for about a week and I really enjoy playing against other players.

In short you are a wizard that would like to kill another wizard in a turn based game by summoning monsters to do the dirty work.

In every game you draw a random hand of cards and can play these as creatures (or spells) to help you defeat the opponents mage. There is a big variety of monsters and cards and they cost mana (an amount regenerates every turn) to summon. However you can bluff and cast the monster anyway. If your bluff is called the monster vanishes, but if you were to disbelieve a real monster you would lose your turn. That gives the game a nice portion of poker, that really makes for interesting games.

The game also have about 100 different talismans to enchant your staff and armor with, but there is only room for three on each. Different talismans make up for very different game-play. They can allow you to shoot further, turn trees to sticky goo, bind certain cards to your deck to ensure that they are in it (and 105 more things...). This gives the game much depth, as you can change your own talismans to test different play styles, and encounter other wizards with sets that challenge you in a new way.

On the downside you start to outsmart the AI as soon as you learn the game, but that´s really ok for me. The big value is playing different kinds of PvP and in tinkering with different sets of staffs, talismans and armor to make for that splendid combo effect that just might work.
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athelasloraiel
22.9 hrs
Posted: August 14
excellent ggamne!
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Scalabrine
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
great game
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REDBOSS
12.4 hrs
Posted: August 13
favorite tbs. quality. well supported.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
This is my favorite game in my library... I didn't think much of it when I first saw it on sale, or when I read the mixed reviews (at the time), but after each session I still yearn for more. Everyone I have chatted with in the community (which is the nicest one I have came across) all said the same thing more or less- that this game is enjoyeable enough to keep you continually interested in the game.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
This game oozes maturity, class and strategy. You can tell it was designed by oldschool seasoned developers. I took the next day off work after i bought it, so thats the review in itself i guess.

The online play is seamless and sports a very helpful community. It begins with a tough fun tutorial training session to get you summoning, zapping, and using your sneaky wizard brain, then you jump straight into your online character, duels, RPG mode, co-op, xp and LOOT. Did i mention loot?

The game feels fully polished already, rare for a newish steam game. Its a bit of a hidden gem right now, get on it.



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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,356.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
- Friendly, active, and a fast growing community.
- Developers work with the community.
- Wicked graphics.
- Balanced meta.
- A lot of customization, and tons of possible wizard setups / builds.
- 2 way, 3 way, 4 way, 5 way, 6 way, 2v2, 2v2v2, 3v3 battles.
- Ability to create your own armor and staffs in the forge.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
This is a gem. The gameplay is great and tactical. The art direction is amazing. I bought it on sale but it is worth the normal asking price.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
76.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
I've been waiting for this game all my life. If you like turn-based strategy, you will love this.

Play the tutorial, but skip the single-player campaign. Jump straight into multiplayer, duels (short) or realm (long). The community is great, and will help you out with anything you need.

Absolutely worth buying at full price.

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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
The game recieved a rework after the initial release. Many things was changed, most importantly RNG is now manageble.
Visuals and audio are still very nice, community is friendly (cause it's small). If you had a bad impression about the game in the past - give it another try now.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
89.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
If you like turn-based strategy games like chess, Chaos Reborn would be a 100% hit. The game is exactly what the developers claim it to be: chess with spiced flavor of poker. It is a perfect fit if you are looking for a game to play with friends.

Only knowing the rules is required (and there is a tutorial for the purpose). There is no "pay for win" and no advantages achieved by many hours of playing.

Rich set of options for multiplayer.

The community is friendly and amiable (morning, Dota 2).

Sound and graphic design is clear and beautiful.

Summing it up, the game is a gem, totally worth its price. Give it a shot.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Alas, not many good games like this are made these days...
10/10 for balance
10/10 for gameplay
9/10 for graphic style
8/10 for graphics
9/10 for SFX/Music

Masterpiece as it is... Yet, devs are working on major content updates. Quite ambitious tactical combat TBS.
And fast-paced matches this game offers are nowhere else to be found [except for X-Com: Enemy Within and X-Com 2, probably].

A must-buy for hardcore multiplayer-TBS player.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
So far everything is clearly laid out for even noobs like me, I am very much liking this battle system, and hope to write a more descriptive review in the future.

It has everything it needs for a stellar and spectacular game, but I hope more players will get on as I see a several handful atm.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
376.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Just want to say I've really enjoyed playing this game. The developers continue to be active and have been creative in introducing new elements to the game. Gameplay has enough complexity to be interesting, yet is reasonably easy to learn. I highly recommend the game.
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