Jul 22, 2013

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Chainsaw Warrior Returns To Mobile And PC

Chainsaw Warrior Returns To Mobile And PC

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Maybe you recall the single-player board game, Chainsaw Warrior, that came out back in 1987 and had players navigating an abandoned slums plagued with zombies and other creatures of the Darkness within 60 minutes. Auroch Digital announces today that they are working to bring this classic game to mobile devices and computers. Tomas Rawlings, Design & Production Manager at Auroch Digital, explains why they have chosen to bring this board game back:

“It’s a game I played as a kid and loved. I see it as the pre-cursor of First Person Shooters when video games technology could not really do the first person or the shooting. For me this is not only a great game, but a classic of board game design – a solo shooter that really challenges the player. When we spoke to Games Workshop about developing a game this was the top of my list. I loved the 80s style of the game and we’ve kept much of that in our design as well as faithfully translating the gameplay. Don’t expect to win the game easily. This was the Dark Souls or Super Meat Boy of its day. Players didn’t want to buy the game and run out of challenge at first play. The game has many ways to kill you and is unafraid to use them – which makes it all the sweeter when you finally win.”

“This is about you against the tide of darkness. Chainsaw Warrior is the last hope for the city and time is running out. Ultimately I wanted to make this game because it is one that needs to be brought to digital with all guns blazing and chainsaw-blades revving, and that is what we’re going to do!”

Jon Gillard, Games Workshop’s Head of Licensing, also commented with how excited he is to see this title make its way to a new generation of players:

Chainsaw Warrior is a classic fantasy solo board game experience that established itself as one of Games Workshop’s best sellers from that era of our history. It was actually the first game I bought when I joined the company, and like many other enthusiastic gamers, I enjoyed playing it for years. We can’t wait to see it being brought to a whole new generation of digital gamers who can enjoy the dramatic struggle against seemingly unwinnable odds, as well as the remorseless ticking of the clock.”

Chainsaw Warrior is expected to arrive on iPads, iPhones, and Androids later this summer. Price of the title has not been set and will be announced later when the release date is also announced. Stay tuned as we keep you up to date.

[Source: Auroch Digital]