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Update #22

Death Inc. Day & Night Cycle

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Hi folks,

As the weekend rapidly approaches, we’re close to the end of our 5th day remaining. Yikes! There’s still everything to play for as we try to reach our target, but we still have a long way to go.

Thank you so much to those of you who have been spreading the word about Death Inc. please keep it up, it really has been making a difference. The #SaveOurSouls campaign we launched a few days ago is going well, but we still need you to keep telling people about our awesome game. For those of you that want Death Inc. profile images for Twitter and Facebook this link is your friend.

Anyway, onto today’s update! I sat down earlier with Adam and Dan, who have both been busy working away on a dynamic day and night cycle with a few other nice touches and surprises thrown in.

Having a day/night cycle in Death Inc. is incredibly exciting as there is a lot of gameplay that comes with it. We can build specific challenges and events that only occur at set times of day, soldiers and militia will find it harder to spot your infected horde at night and you'll also have to be wary of any torch carrying humans, as fire and infection do not mix well!

A day and night cycle also has great implications for the simulation; villagers and soldiers will go to bed when it gets dark, so there will be less targets to infect than during the day (although nothing is stopping you from attacking a building and infecting any slumbering peasants).

A day and night cycle also gives the player additional things to consider as they try out different tactics – Is it better to attack during the day when there are more people around to infect (and therefore more chance to build up a greater force) or should the player use the cover of darkness and avoid skirmishes but risk having a smaller army. There is a lot to experiment with!

We have also added a new section onto the main page that lists all the additional add-ons you purchase. So be sure to check that out if you're interested in getting hold of the Death Inc. design doc, soundtrack, extra copies of the game, future expansions etc...

Thank you once again to anyone new joining us today, we still have a lot of great things planned next week as we approach the end of our Kickstarter. So keep spreading the word and remember #SaveOurSouls!

- Mike

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      Creator Brooks P. Weaver on March 1, 2013

      Really happy to see the day-to-night progression. This game just rocks!!

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      Creator Jackalgirl on March 1, 2013

      Facebook cover photo and profile pic changed. I also changed my avatar for Kickstarter, too. Is that the only female character for whom you have art? (I noticed all of your unit pics, etc., are female.) You know, Mary Queen of Spots, the Deadly Nun, etc? : )

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      Creator Remi D. Finjord on March 1, 2013

      Yay, finally the soundtrack add-on I've been hoping for! ^^
      Increased my pledge. :)

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