As of today $10 buys you alpha access and you can download and play it. It focuses on Grim T. Livingstone, a freelance reaper looking to build his own business empire of souls in 1660's England.
Death Inc. is described as an "arcade strategy game, a unique mix of real-time strategy, god game and business simulation." Players 'paint' orders onto the ground.
"We were overwhelmed by the support we received during our recent Kickstarter campaign,” says Ambient Studios director, Jonny Hopper. “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.”
Ambient comprises of former LittleBigPlanet, Fable and Burnout developers. Death Inc. can begranting immediate alpha access and all future builds of the game, as well as additional benefits.
Death Inc. releases this November for £14.99/$19.99.