havoc2We live in an age of polarized moral standing in video games. You either make all the nice decisions and get carried around in a parade, or you act like a complete bastard all the time and get lava skin or something. It doesn’t exactly make for flexible storytelling or roleplaying, especially when being a complete bastard or goody-two-shoes is rewarded. We move away from making our own moral choices and simply pick the present we want and press the corresponding button. Well, Option 4 Studios has decided to put an interesting spin on polarizing moral choices that may just change the way you see them in Havoc Your Way: The Chaos Years.

Havoc Your Way is a “choose your own adventure” game with an 8-bit look that allows you to make crucial decisions throughout the life of your character. You pick between a clearly labeled good or evil choice, and then see the scene play out. In the Kickstarter video for Havoc Your Way, the character picks the bad choice when meeting a new friend outside of school. A bloodbath ensues, in which you brutalize your would-be friend with a remote control car. You compete against your rival, Brian, to rack up as many good or evil points as you can while the other strives to counteract your efforts. You follow your character from birth to retirement home, but the journey there is up to you.

havoc3You can support Havoc Your Way by pledging money to Kickstarter, and in return you’ll get a special bonus level – your rival’s home – as a little bonus. Havoc Your Way will be coming to Windows PC and Mac first, but stretch goals can bring it to everything from iOS to Blackberry, so if you have a Blackberry and truly need to play this game, I’d help any way I can.


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Nathaniel Liles
Nathaniel Liles is a freelance writer, writing major, and indie musician based in Southern Indiana. While procrastinating or avoiding real-world responsibility, Nathaniel enjoys playing rhythm games, action RPGs, and very colorful games with many bright, flashing lights. You can listen to Nathaniel sing songs or download his music for free at http://nathanielliles.bandcamp.com/.
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