The best PC games ever The best PC games of 2018 so far Best graphics card 2018 Best free games Rainbow Six Siege operators guide Monster Hunter: World guide

Posts tagged “Death Inc”

Death Discorporated: Ambient Studios To Close

Death Inc. had a great deal of style but it may never be substantiated. Ambient Studios, formed by by former Media Molecule, Criterion, and Lionhead employees, has confirmed that it will close its doors. Following the failure of the Kickstarter for the plague-ridden strategy game, Ambient offered alphas to paying customers in order to bring in development funding. That tactic hasn't provided enough cash to…

Tagged with , .

Death Inc Brings Us A Paid Alpha Thing!

Impossibly handsome plague-as-strategy game Death Inc might have missed its Kickstarter target, but it is far from dead, as is proven by their new in-house paid alpha thing, which is here. They've gone for a similar reward model to the Kickstarter, allowing you to get the game right away for a mere $10, right up to to an eye-watering $5000 contribution which includes everything from…

Tagged with , .

Le Scythe: Death Inc Dies On Kickstarter Vine

It's been a very Kickstartery week at RPS central command land banana stand  (with more to come, if you can believe it), but not all of it's been good news. While Torment surged past its lofty $900,000 goal with such ferocity that we had to invent new numbers both to describe the amount it made and how quickly it did it, Project Awakened and now…

Tagged with , , .

Ungrim: Death Inc Shows Off Multiplayer Reaping

With just a week left on the clock, I'm honestly surprised that the Death Inc Kickstarter has had such a muted response. It looks just like the sort of thing that should fly. Anyway, there's a couple more videos for you to raise an eyebrow at, one showing multiplayer, and the other showing a few developer chums of Ambient (Sean Murray, Molyneux) talking about their…

Tagged with , .

And Hey, There’s A Death Inc. Demo Today

Intrigued by how plague 'em up god-game Death Inc. will work? Intriguerate no longer! The Kickstarting strategy has released a demo, which you should (I am writing this before it's actually gone live, so finger's crossed, eh?) be able to get your hands on it here. Have a play! I mean why wouldn't you? For a little more, why not have a look at some…

Tagged with , .

GamePlague Footage: Death Inc. Videos

A thick, sweetly-stenched miasma must have descended upon me, or perhaps it was the clouds of flies buzzing around the disease-ridden project, but whatever the reason, I neglected real-time sickness spreader Death Inc. when rounding up Kickstarter projects yesterday. There's plenty to see in recent updates though, including a second demonstration of the current prototype, which lacks the final art style but shows slick controls,…

Tagged with , , .

Behold The Death Inc. Gameplay Prototype

"Death Ink!" exclaimed my excitable friend, thinking my topic of conversation some kind of Grant Morrisonian meta-fictional idea where life and the black materials of printed word interweave. "No," I said, "Death Inc." And I explained that it was actually a light-hearted strategy and management thing about reapers, and the plague, and 17th century things, designed by people from Media Molecule, Lionhead, and Criterion. "Oh,…

Tagged with , .

Feature: Kickstarting Another Apocalypse

Infectious: Ambient Studios Explain Death Inc

Lavish-looking god-game/strategy with management bits, Death Inc, has risen from the tomb of development into the blazing purgatory of Kickstarter. Yes, these former Media Molecule, Lionhead, and Criterion chaps want your pounds and pence to make the Death business of 17th century plague-propagation into a living, unbreathing thing. I talked to founder and programmer Jonny Hopper to found out a bit more about who Ambient…

Tagged with , , , .

Don’t Cheer The Reaper: Death Inc.

Death Inc. is a marvellous, horrible, brilliant, horrible idea. It's this: "Guide Grim T. Livingstone, freelance reaper, through 1660's England spreading fear, pestilence and most importantly, the bubonic plague." You play a reaper in a cartoon 17th century, and your job is to harvest... people. Horrible, eh? But it looks so cute! Death Inc. is currently being developed by a team of former Lionhead, Media…

Tagged with , .