Kickers Corner – Havoc Your Way: The Chaos Years

When I first cast my eyes over Havoc Your Way – The Chaos Years, so many memories flooded back of hours hunched over my Spectrum on games like Skool Daze, and Jack the Nipper, and a little bit of How to Be a Complete Bastard, and I wanted it. I wanted it now! Taking in the flavours of these games and giving it back to us with a lovely 8-bit wash added to our new-age world you got a world of fun, mischief, and, more importantly, chaos.

The new game from Option 4 Studios, launched on Kickstarter on 24th April 2014. Option 4 Studios is a small start-up consisting of experienced professionals in digital media and development. Richard Armitage is Lead Designer with over 10 years in graphic design and spent his childhood and teenage years creating game graphics on the ZX Spectrum and Commodore Amiga.

In the summer of 2013, we discussed some of our favourite retro games such as Skool Daze, Jack the Nipper, Feud, Spy vs Spy and many more which involved creating mischief and/or adversaries to compete against. Ever wanted to decide whether you’re a good or bad guy in life? Have you dreamt of being the king of mischief or the saint of saintliness? Saint or sinner? Hero or antihero?  You choose at the tender age of six outside of school. But beware, whichever path you choose, your adversary, Brian, will take the opposite, battling against you for points.


Havoc Your Way – The Chaos Years is up for funding through Kickstarter and needs £15,000/$25,000 for PC and Mac with stretch goals to develop for iOS, Android, Windows 8 Phone, and Blackberry.

The crown for ultimate saint or sinner needs to be won over four levels: school, university, work, and retirement home, by any means necessary.

If you’re about to launch a Kickstarter and would like to bring it to Kickers Corner over at ExpansiveDLC, let me, @Villordsutch know.

About the author


Villordsutch reviews for FlickeringMyth, XBLGamerHub and of course ExpansiveDLC. He is very much married and his children compare him to a tubby Viking. He adores reading, gaming, walking, Trek, Dune, Dr.Who etc etc...Typical nerd really.
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