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Death Inc. gets $10 paid alpha

Ambient Studios moves on after failed Kickstarter

It might have failed to meet its funding target on Kickstarter, but Ambient Studios hasn't given up on Death Inc. yet. Instead it's moving the game to a paid alpha model that let's gamers start playing today for $10.

"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," studio director Jonny Hopper told VG247.

"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."

The alpha will give participants access to game, and the chance to give feedback on its progress.The finished game will be released in November.

It was March when the Death Inc. Kickstarter campaign ended, raising just £122,711 of its £300,000 goal.

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