Fri, Apr 12, 2013 | 11:40 BST
Death Inc. moves to paid alpha model, get involved now
Death Inc. has re-emerged as a paid-alpha release following a failed attempt to fund development on Kickstarter. The ex-Media Molecule devs at Ambient Studios have made the game available now at $10.
In a note sent to VG247 this morning, Ambient confirmed that the full version of Death Inc. would launch in November at £14.99, players can opt-in to the paid alpha and start playing now for $10. Gamers can access various pre-production builds, get a glimpse of the game’s progress as it goes and have an impact on the final version’s development. Simply head over to the Death Inc. site to get into the alpha now.
The team has also released an alpha trailer:
Jonny Hopper, director at Ambient Studios said in a statement, “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.”
We’ve also got a batch of screens below. What do you think of the Death Inc. paid alpha? Is it better model? Does the game interest you? Let us know below.