Incognita pre-orders offer turn-based espionage alpha

As quietly as it announced it, Don't Starve and Shank developer Klei has opened alpha-funding for its turn-based tactical spy 'em up Incognita. Pre-ordering for $16.99 (with a 20% discount) gets you a playable alpha build and updates as dev continues, plus an extra copy for a chum.

Incognita is a turn-based tactical affair, giving you control of a team operatives blessed with different abilities useful when infiltrating facilities. You'll sneak, hack, murder, and generally try to avoid raising too much suspicion and triggering alarms. You don't want that.

Pre-orders are open on the official website now. For $19.99 you'll get it with the soundtrack too. That spare copy won't come until the game launches in 2014, mind.

"What the game will look like in this state is a single (randomly generated) level, with a few agents and little to no progression," Klei technical designer James Lantz explained in a forum post. "The current Alpha build has most of our core tactical and strategic systems, as well as our engine, UI, procedural generation and so on, but is missing some major progression systems and missing most of our content, which will be developed as we get further along in the process."

Klei showed off an early build in July, and here's how it's looking now: