The gorgeous strategy plague-based strategy game "Death Inc." gets second life after not quite meeting the goal of its recent Kickstarter campaign. But that's not stopping the developers at Ambient Studios from attempting to put the power of the plague in your hands as they offer up an alpha purchase scheme (essentially buy the early version of the game now to get the finished version later).
Another day, another interesting game with a Kickstarter campaign. Today, it’s “Death, Inc.,” a real-time-strategy-meets-business-management-sim about giving poor people the Bubonic Plague in 17th century Europe.
There are several eye-catching parts of the project. The art direction is lush and colorful. The paintbrush-like control scheme purports to solve a lot of troop movement AI and pathfinding problems that hamper other strategy games. And the team at the newly-founded Ambient Studios has quite the pedigree, made up of devs formerly of Media Molecule, Lionhead, and Criterion, or, the people that made “LittleBigPlanet,” “Fable,” and “Need for Speed.” Read More...
We brought you word a couple of weeks back about Ambient Studios, the 11-man development team made up of "LittleBigPlanet" veterans. For their first project, Ambient decided to bring their quirky sensibility and cute/creepy art style to "Death Inc.," a strategy game about the bubonic plague for the PC and Mac. Now they've taken to Twitter to ask for help getting the dang thing made.