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News posted 30th September, 2011 by Rikus  
Every Friday I will take you back on a trip into the past. Today's old news post was all about a game called Chaos Gate that was being created by Ben Berntsen who now works for gameloft. The trailer that Ben released blew everyone away because of how well the game looked and how it was designed. This was going to be best game of the year 2005! It was unfortunate that the game never got a release but we will never forget that amazing trailer...

Click here to visit the now old Chaos Gate Project Page

Posted by JayTholen 30th September, 2011

I have fond memories of bugging him on AIM about this.
Posted by siven 30th September, 2011

This game looks amazing, why was there never a release?

Posted by The Chris Street 30th September, 2011

This was never the original version, there was a far more cutesy and less serious version which in some ways was better than this gothic follow-up. I loved it.
Posted by MasterM 30th September, 2011

oh just FUCK OFF using songs you dont have any rights to use for your trailers. no really im not blaming you. finding good music you are FREE to use is very hard especially because there is a lot of crap out there. it's just a crying shame i can NOT watch it because it is BLOCKED in Germany because of copyright issues with this video (the song). basically that goes for any youtube video with copyright protected music. so yeh I cant watch it wa wa wa :C

but i have fond memories of it. looked like a SNES rpg done by square back in the day when RPGs were still cool.

so ben is working for gameloft now? wow. im curious to know what exactly is he doing? graphics or programming? they are the BIGGEST cell phone game company and make a shitload of games (which are mostly rip offs of famous titles slightly altered but who cares since their games are a lot of fun
Comment edited by Rikus on 9/30/2011
Posted by Fanotherpg 30th September, 2011

Kisguri had a playable version of it. I can try to reupload it without audio.
Posted by Alonso Martin 30th September, 2011

I can be very gullible... for a moment, I thought Ben had submitted it to the DC and I felt something in my stomach.

I played the beta of this more recent version and the older version Circy talks about; I also liked the older version better. It was also half-done, so I never understood why he decided to start it again from scratch. I'm glad to hear he's doing well.
Posted by s-m-r 30th September, 2011

Looks like a solid combination of Zelda II and Castlevania. I'm happy to hear he's moved on to bigger and better things...And that he's most likely making good money in the games biz.
Posted by The Chris Street 30th September, 2011

Fano, I wouldn't upload it without Bens permission first...
Posted by Shiru 30th September, 2011

Woohh it looks awesome... Too bad that we didn't have any news since 2005...
Posted by Pan-tosser 30th September, 2011

i like the look of his bad guys and monsters.

he has some stills for sure. does anyone know if he finished any other games.
Posted by Smirnoff 30th September, 2011

Upload it and take it down if he tells you to. For great justice!
Posted by BeamSplashX 30th September, 2011

I liked how the cutesy version looked, too. I want both. I want them ALL. Chaos Gate got me interested in sidescrolling RPG/adventures, which led me to try Ys 3 and get into the Ys series. Thanks Ben!

This is one case where if I had stuck with it and did the best Chaos Gate rip-off I could, I actually wouldn't be compared against the actual game.
Posted by Ski 1st October, 2011

Wow, long time no see BeamSplash o.o
Posted by BeamSplashX 1st October, 2011

Ha, hello! I've reverted to lurker, since I'm not making games currently.
Posted by Ski 1st October, 2011

Like 90% of the members here then
Posted by Rikus 1st October, 2011

Lurking or not, glad you are still here BeamSplash! Feel free to post more
Posted by Chaos680 1st October, 2011

I would love to give this a play, finished or not. Does anyone know how to get in contact with Ben? Even as it is, there is a LOT to learn from studying the work that was put into this.

It looks like Ben hasn't logged into his DC account for .... a long time.
Comment edited by Chaos680 on 10/1/2011
Comment edited by Rikus on 10/2/2011
Posted by BeamSplashX 1st October, 2011

Aww thanks, guys!

I assume Ben's responsible for this stuff on YTMND too:

That was his username on Chaos Gate's forums back in the day. Damn... that version existed while I was in middle school!
Posted by The Chris Street 2nd October, 2011

This was the old site.

Even older site
Comment edited by The Chris Street on 10/2/2011
Posted by Rikus 2nd October, 2011

Wow i wish we had a demo or another video for the stuff that was released


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