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Independent game developer Ambient Studios is inviting players to become Grim T. Livingstone, a freelance reaper who is bringing death to 1660's England. Death Inc. is in development for PC and Mac and delivers what Ambient calls "streamlined strategy, with no micromanagement or complex menus. Paint your orders into the land and unleash your infected minions on serfs, wenches, and noblemen." Ambient hopes to fund the game through Kickstarter starting on February 4.
Grim can unleash the bubonic plague upon cities, and call upon plague rats and exploding livestock to bring in souls for his start-up reaping business. Since most people don't want to die, they'll fight back. Some wield sticks and pitchforks, others use muskets and bows. Once their souls are taken, Grim can exchange them for new abilities and bonuses.
Ambient Studios is home to former LittleBigPlanet, Burnout, and Fable developers. Death Inc. is listed as "coming soon" on Ambient's website, and appears to be one of two projects in the works at this studio.
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This game has... character. I like the art style.
sounds really cool. a unique, charming artstyle and premise. I'm digging it
I like the concept, I might check this out. The art is neat, though I can't really grasp how the game functions from any of those shots.
Looks very interesting.
I'm in! Just tell me when I can play this!
Funny enough I was just thinking about Grim Fandango and how much I love that game aaaand here's news on a new reaper game xD
Color me Intrigued! I love the old Dungeon Keeper games (just look @ my avatar), and this looks like a game that could cure an itch that Dungeon Keeper is failing to scratch due to over-familiarity.
I love premise, love the quirky humor, love the visual design. I'm keeping a close eye on this one, that's for sure!
Art style + the people making this tame = awesome
Looks like a charming game, I'll be keeping my eye on it. Really liking the art direction with this one.
Love the concept, and the art style is pretty sweet, but I'll need to see some gameplay first.
Seems like an interesting concept, albeit somewhat grim.
Might be fun.
You had me at freelance Grim Reaper. Didn't need to know anything else, that right there sold me the game.
I am strangely interested in this. I will have to see some reviews if you have to buy it but if it is free, I will be all there!