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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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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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