by Joe White
July 23, 2013
Games Workshop's classic 1987 board game, Chainsaw Warrior, is set to follow countless board games of the 1980s, and will soon make the leap to Apple's mobile operating system. As outlined in a press release that recently reached our inbox:
The seminal hit board game Chainsaw Warrior, made by Games Workshop back in 1987 is set to return this year in a digital form. The original 80s game was a notable rarity in that it was a solo board game that pitted the player not against others but against the clock. The game saw New York balancing on the precipice of darkness as twisted forces from another reality attempted to rip the city from this world into theirs. Standing between them and the destruction of the city was a lone figure, the brutal and mysterious Chainsaw Warrior. As the eponymous hero, the player had to delve into a zombie infested New York tenement to locate the source of the evil spewing through the spatial rift and destroy it before he was destroyed. The game is being created by Bristol based indie developer Auroch Digital for mobile and desktop platforms.Auroch Digital's Design and Production Director Tomas Rawlings said of Chainsaw Warrior: "It's a game I played as a kid and loved. I see it as the precursor of First Person Shooters when video game 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." From what we understand, Chainsaw Warrior for iOS will be available for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch in the next few months, and so fans of the original game don't have long to wait until they can play through a round or two of Chainsaw Warrior on an iDevice. We'll let you know once the application becomes available. Do you enjoy playing through a board game or two? Be sure to see: Sit Back And Enjoy Games With The Family This Summer, Talisman Prologue HD: A Digital Recreation Of The Classic Board Game, and Le Havre: Nothing Says I Love You Like Resource Gathering And Trade Sanctions.