Games Workshop's Chainsaw Warrior coming to PC and mobile
by Alice O'Connor, shacknews.com, Jul 22, 2013 9:00AM PDT
Games Workshop may be best known for its Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000 wargames, but the company has made plenty of weird and obscure board games and RPGs too. Single-player board game Chainsaw Warrior is becoming a video game thanks to Auroch Digital, giving us an hour and a hefty chainsaw to save New York from invading mutants and zombies.
Chainsaw Warrior put you in the boots of the eponymous military cyborg, trying to stop a rift that's filling the city with all sorts of nasties. It plays out as a single-player RPG of sorts, with stats, weapons and equipment, and a simulated timer ticking down.
"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," Auroch design & production director Tomas Rawlings said in today's announcement. "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."
Whether it'll be all board game-y or a more liberal interpretation is a mystery for now.
Chainsaw Warrior is due on iOS and Android this summer, followed by PC and Mac editions.