It's been built from the ground up "in its original form," and features alternate modes and enhancements. It's set during the Victorian era where an early computer went wrong.
It was probably Kernel32.dll screwing up again. In The Chaos Engine we choose between 6 gritty mercenaries each with their own unique weapons and skills.
"Battle through four unique worlds in single-player or online and local co-op modes. Play in ‘Enhanced mode’ or ‘Classic mode’ with its original graphics and controls for the true Amiga experience. Steam Achievements will test the mettle of both new players and old fans. This restoration of the classic Amiga shooter includes all the intense gameplay of the original with enhanced graphics, controls and Steam features," reads the press release.
“This really feels like the right time to bring back The Chaos Engine,” says Mike Montgomery, a founding member of The Bitmap Brothers. “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.”
“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,” says Ralph Egas, CEO of Abstraction Games. “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!”
The Chaos Engine releases for PC, Mac and Linux via Steam, Get Games and GOG.com August 29th.