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Death Inc. announced by Ambient Studios, spread plague in 1660's England
Posted: 07.01.2013 15:39 by Simon Priest Comments: 5
Independent developer Ambient Studios, founded by former Media Molecule employees, have announced a strategy game called Death Inc. for PC and Mac. We fill the robes of Grim T. Livingstone.

Our ambition is to run the biggest reaper enterprise the world has ever known, and we'll do it by spreading "fear, pestilence" and plague through 1660's England.

Ambient call it a "streamlined strategy, with no micromanagement or complex menus." We 'paint' our orders into the land and watch the havoc ensue; villagers fight back though.

"Death Inc. is streamlined strategy, with no micromanagement or complex menus. Paint your orders into the land and unleash your infected minions on serfs, wenches and noblemen," blurb Ambient Studios. "Use harvested souls to build your business empire and strive to become the greatest reaper the world has ever endured."

The developer includes talent from the likes of LittleBigPlanet, Fable and Burnout.

"Help Grim compete against the big guys and stake a claim in the reaping business by infecting and collecting souls in rennaissance England as you rampage through towns, castles, undulating pastoral scenes..." they continued.

"But the denizens of the 17th century are no pushover. They'll arm themselves with sticks, pitchforks, bows and muskets and try to fight back your oncoming sea of sickness." Check out the official website for more on Death Inc. The studio says the game will be released soon for PC and Mac but no firm date has yet been announced.

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Comments

By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 07, 2013
SirRoderick
"streamlined strategy, with no micromanagement or complex menus."

Also known as an action game. :/
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Jan 07, 2013
danfreeman
If it doesn`t have micromanagement or complex menus then it can`t really be called a strategy game,can it? Depending on how gameplay will be you could call it a god game since i think you`ll still give some orders to your minions but even god games do have some strategy in them.

Oh well best wait and see before any more theorizing.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Jan 07, 2013
SirRoderick
Well it just seems like a top down game with some strategy elements from that description is what I'm saying.
By nocutius (SI Elite) on Jan 07, 2013
nocutius
It will probably be too simplistic for our tastes but I do like the concept :).
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Jan 07, 2013
djole381
Looks interesting :)