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Allison Road, a Horror Game Inspired by Silent Hills, is Back in Development After Being Cancelled

Last year, fans who were looking forward to Silent Hills were saddened to learn that Konami subsequently cancelled the game, as part of an ongoing dispute with Hideo Kojima. Following the cancellation, an indie studio picked up the pieces and started working on their own Horror game inspired by it, called Allison Road. The developers initially went to Kickstarter for funding, then later cancelled the crowdfunding campaign and signed with publisher Team17, but after months of no updates, they announced that Allison Road had been cancelled.

Yet hope has been renewed, as, in a recent statement to IGN, Allison Road creator Christian Kesler announced that he is reviving that game under a new label called Far From Home.

“I’m actually really happy to be able to announce that [Allison Road] will continue. We had a lot of support online and some folks out there are just incredibly nice…It did take a bit of soul searching to find the drive again to work on Allison Road and to simply make a call on what to do next. After the set back, I took a bit of a break from working on it and re-evaluated all the work that had been done so far — the whole journey, so to speak. I started making a few (in my opinion) necessary changes to the story and the flow, little bits and pieces here and there, and before I knew it, it sort of naturally came back to life.

“For our gameplay trailer, I did all the modeling, texturing, shaders, lighting, etc., and thankfully a lot of the mechanics are already implemented from the previous development phase, so I can comfortably take the game forward by myself. If and when it comes to a point where new features and mechanics are required, or old ones need changing, I’ll go look for support.”
— Christian Kesler

While there is no confirmed release date for the revived
Allison Road, we are eagerly awaiting the latest updates from Kesler and his wife.

Source: IGN

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Allison Road’s Developers Released a Vague Statement Regarding its Cancellation

Earlier this month, the developers of Allison Road announced the game had been cancelled. Following the cancellation of Silent Hills, many had hoped that Allison Road would fill that void, but it does not look like it was meant to be. The developers recently released a statement regarding Allison Road‘s cancellation, stating that they had ended their partnership with publisher Team17 on mutual terms. Strangely, the statement does not specifically explain why Allison Road was cancelled.

“Hi all,

“After a long consideration between Team17 and ourselves, we have reached a mutual agreement to end our collaboration on publishing Allison Road under Team17’s Games label.

“Sometime things pan out differently than expected as game development and publishing have so many layers of complexity. We’d like to especially thank everyone for their support throughout, it has and will always be appreciated!”
Lilith LTD

Considering that months passed by without any brand new information, it is no surprise that
Allison Road got cancelled. It would have been nice for the developer to explain the exact reason for this, though. What did you think of their released statement? Sound off in the comments below!

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Allison Road, a Horror Game Inspired by Silent Hills, Has Been Cancelled

Many eager fans were left disappointed and frustrated when Konami announced the cancellation of the highly-anticipated Silent Hills game from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. Not long after it got the ax, an indie project called Allison Road surfaced with ambitions of filling the void left behind by Silent Hills. The developers first went to Kickstarter for funding, then later cancelled the crowdfunding campaign and signed with publisher Team17.

It’s been a long time since we received any substantial news on the progress of
Allison Road, and the official Twitter page for the game went completely silent for months. We finally have an update on the game today, but unfortunately it’s the revelation that Allison Road has been cancelled. No explanation has been given at this time, but a more official statement will be issued sometime “in the next few days.”

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Allison Road’s Kickstarter Has Been Cancelled and the Game Will Now be Published by Team17

Lilith Ltd. announced that they have cancelled Allison Road‘s Kickstarter campaign due to the title being picked up by the British company Team17, which will now publish the highly anticipated horror game. Team17 is best known for titles such as Worms, Beyond Eyes, and The Escapists, and is also publishing Playtonic Games’ Yooka-Laylee. But what does this mean for the game’s future and the 4,482 backers that have already pledged over $225,000?

According to an update that Lilith Ltd. posted on the official Kickstarter page for Allison Road, “We have decided to withdraw the Kickstarter campaign to allow us to commit 100% to an opportunity that will give us the chance as a team to create the best game possible.”

With Team17 now supporting the newly founded Lilith Ltd., Allison Road will now have “the resources, support and experience [needed] that only a 25 year old studio [could] give,” said the developer in an update on Kickstarter.

As for the backers that have already pledged for in-game rewards, “[Lilith Ltd.] will look at ways outside of Kickstarter that will allow you to be involved in the game at a later date,” meaning that all of the tiers are now defunct. According to the developer, “Since the campaign didn’t run its course, no money has been taken from anyone’s account.”

Check out Allison Road and all of its creepy goodness.

Source: Lilith Ltd.

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Allison Road is Now on Kickstarter

The creators of Allison Road, Lilith LTD, have turned to Kickstarter for their upcoming horror title, and they have officially launched a campaign seeking £250,000 ($388,281).

Allison Road is a “narrative-driven survival horror” game set in a British townhouse in Manchester, where players must uncover what happened to their family while surviving the house’s evil entities, in a first-person view. Much of the game’s design seems to be inspired by the now-defunct Silent Hills title that Hideo Kojima was developing in collaboration with other notable horror artists and directors such as Guillermo Del Toro and Junji Ito. Lilith LTD founder Chris Kesler spoke rather fondly of the P.T. demo in an interview with Polygon, where he called it “an eye-opener.”

“It was so small, yet so effective. The graphics were amazing; the whole vibe was super eerie. I realized that I could take my ideas and stage them in a house instead … create an intimate and tight experience.” — Chris Kesler

Lilith LTD is still planning to release the game regardless of the campaign’s outcome. They’re asking for the additional funding so that they can expand their team, create additional features, and eventually add more platforms. “We’ve already put a plan in place using personal finances to get the game done no matter what happens, however this extra money can be used by us to hire a few more talented people.” Mac, Linux, and console versions are currently planned and are expected to follow the PC release. However, their release “will be directly determined by the success of [the] Kickstarter campaign and more specifically [Lilith LTD’s] stretch goals.” Those goals begin at £300,000 with the Mac and Linux version.

Allison Road’s Kickstarter is currently sitting at $183,702 with 3,558 backers at the time of this writing, and will end on Oct. 21. Backer tiers range from £5 ($8) to £5,000 ($7,800) with rewards ranging from a special thanks, to a physical copy of the game on PC, and even to a trip to the UK to play the full version of the game before it’s released. Click the source below for the official Kickstarter page, and check out the prototype gameplay footage above.

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This Gameplay Trailer for Allison Road Shows What the Indie-Horror Title Offers

We covered the buzzed about indie horror title Allison Road when it first came into the attention of the public. Recently, a prototype gameplay trailer was released, and it proves that Allison Road will make a mark on the horror genre in gaming. The trailer is 13 minutes long, and it showcases multiple aspects of the game, including its sound effects and unnerving music. It also acts as a great example of the power the Unreal Engine 4 has to offer.

It should be noted that this trailer is not actually part of the game. Though the trailer stays true to the central events of the game, it is designed to give you a taste of what the game has to offer and the overall tone and experience of the final product. It also shows you how you will be able to interact with objects, equip certain ones, and stow them in your inventory. We also get a look near the end of the video at the antagonist you will be going up against, and she is just a bit creepy.

Allison Road is set to release in 2016.

What do you think about Allison Road so far? Let us know in the comments below!

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Indie Horror Game “Allison Road” Could “Fill the Void” of Silent Hills

Kojima’s Silent Hills has been cancelled, P.T. has been removed from the Playstation Store, and, if you’re a horror fanatic like me, you are devastated. Well, concept and environmental artist Chris Kesler is leading a team of six in the development of a survival-horror game influenced by P.T.: Allison Road. The game, which looks stellar, runs on Unreal Engine 4 and will include full Oculus Rift support. Not only have Kesler and his team been building a creepy atmosphere based off of Kojima’s concept for Silent Hills, but they also have another sinister influence:

“I also knew I wanted to make something that’s somewhat reminiscent of the Amityville murders in New York in 1974. The entire family was murdered by the son/brother in their house… while they were sleeping. Horrific, really. One of the little girls was named ‘Allison’. That’s where that part comes from.” — Chris Kesler

Allison Road takes place in a terraced house in the British suburbs. You take on the role of a nameless protagonist who wakes up one Monday morning and appears to have thrown back a few too many the night before. You will try to piece yourself together throughout the day and realize you don’t know where your wife and daughter have gone off to, eventually deciding it seems best to sleep the hangover off until the next day. During the middle of the night, you are awakened by a mysterious, loud noise, followed by a scream. You witness a quarrel between a couple that lives upstairs that culminates in the murder of the young woman involved. From that point on you must fight the clock – you have till 3:15 AM to solve her murder, as her demise has become linked to your own downfall.

The atmosphere of the game resonates with a P.T. vibe to it, and Kesler and his team confirm Allison Road has been influenced by Kojima’s horrific concept in various ways:

“Last year in August, P.T. came out. Of course, instant download. And it was amazing! Like for me, it was just an incredible ride. I finished the whole thing the same night, and frankly I was quite… disturbed… after that. I realized two things that night. 1.) My house is scary as hell at night. 2.) You can make an entire short game with only one hallway. Who would have thought? Somehow it never occurred to me that something on such a small scale could totally work, but that night it really clicked.” — Chris Kesler

It is quite possible that Allison Road could satisfy the hunger you have for a survival-horror game like Silent Hills, if not more! The main way you can support Kesler and his team is by liking their Facebook page so you can keep updated on all happenings with Allison Road. A trailer is planned to release soon. You can also check out screenshots and concepts for the game here.

What do you think about Allison Road? Let us know in the comments below!

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