Death Inc., which failed to reach its Kickstarter funding target earlier this year, has returned as a pay for alpha game, developer Ambient Studios has announced.

Stump up $10 now and you'll be given immediate access to the alpha version, updating over the coming months until the final game launches November. Those who wait until November for the finished game will have to pay $19.99/£14.99.

"We were overwhelmed by the support we received during our recent Kickstarter campaign," said Jonny Hopper, director, Ambient Studios. "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.

"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."

In Death Inc. players must guide Grim T. Livingstone, freelance reaper, through 1660's England spreading fear, pestilence and the bubonic plague.

The game is a strategy experience with no micromanagement or complex menus. Paint your orders into the land to unleash your infected minions on serfs, wenches and noblemen. Then use harvested souls to build your business empire with the aim to become the greatest reaper the world has ever endured.

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Source: Press release