Back in February I had a little play around with the alpha for Ambient Studios plague simulator, Death Inc. They had been running a Kickstarter campaign which sadly failed to reach its target. Things seemed glum for the game, but fortunately the team have set a release date for November and have opened up pre-orders on their site.
There are several pre-order levels available ranging from $10 to $5000 offering similar rewards to what was on their Kickstarter campaign. However this time around, every level of pre-order will grant access to the alpha. You can check out a video from the alpha after this statement from Jonny Hopper, Director of Ambient Studios.
“We were overwhelmed by the support we received during our recent Kickstarter campaign. Despite the fact we didn’t reach our initial target, we did raise support of over £122,000 – that’s a tremendous amount of support which has given us the confidence to push on.
“Doing it ourselves has also given us the freedom to give more back to the community. Players who pre-purchase the game now will be able to join us on this incredible journey as Death Inc. helping us shape it into the game we know will be enjoyed by the world over. The tiered nature of Kickstarter meant it made sense for us to limit alpha access to players who pledged $40 or more; now everyone who supports us will get immediate access to the game through until the final version later this year.”