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Death Inc. developer unveils iPad and multiplayer prototypes

Death Inc., the strategy game about the bubonic plague, may include iPad support and multiplayer as stretch goals, according to a recent update and video on the game's Kickstarter blog. Check out the video above, in which the developers at Ambient Studios show the game running on an iPad, a result of about three days of work. They then take the game to two Windows PCs, team up and divide their forces in cooperative battle. "We think both of those could be fantastic stretch goals," designer Mike Green says in the video. "We know that we still have a long way to go, but it's great to be able to see some of the potential for Death Inc." As of this writing, nearly 3,000 backers have pledged 77,893 pounds of the 300,000 goal. The Death Inc. Kickstarter campaign has seven days...

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Death Inc. devs reveal the mechanics behind their bubonic plague RTS

Developers at Ambient Studios reveal the basic mechanics that drive their upcoming bubonic plague RTS title Death Inc., with an 11-minute gameplay video that offers a look at an early prototype of the game. As shown throughout the video, players make brush strokes in order to command groups of infected characters toward groups of the uninfected city-goers. Death Inc. will also feature physics, allowing the player to use their units to push cranks and open gates, or to close them for protection. The game also offers elements of multitasking, with gates that will close if a crank is not being turned continuously, forcing the player to split their units of infected between crank-turning duty and disease spreading. As of press time Death Inc. has reached 37,565 British pounds of its...

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Ambient Studios launches Death Inc. on Kickstarter, wants £300,000 to finish development

Developer Ambient Studios launched its Kickstarter campaign for strategy management title Death Inc. today, asking for £300,000 by March 6 to get the game on Windows PC, Mac and Linux. Set in Restoration England, Death Inc. follows the exploits of Grim. T Livingstone, a freelancing grim reaper tasked with spreading the bubonic plague. Players will send minions infected with the disease into cities, and humans who die of the plague will be resurrected as one of Grim's henchmen. Legions must be outfit with proper weaponry, as humans under attack will defend themselves with whatever they have, from basic swords and guns to massive siege machines. According to the project page, the title also includes business management and god game elements akin to Bullfrog Productions' Dungeon Keeper...

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