Cancelled Allison Road back in production

After news of its cancellation made the rounds back in June, the Silent Hillsinspired first-person horror game Allison Road is ALIVE! In a statement to IGN, Allison Road creator Christian Kesler has confirmed that he will continue to work on the game on his own, this time 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,” Kesler told IGN.

Kesler did not provide details on what occurred between his former studio Lilith Ltd. and the game’s publisher Team17. However, he did explain the process of bouncing back.

“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.”

Kesler also assured fans that he can handle the game’s development on his own, reminding everyone that the project began as a solo development originally.

“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.”

The newly revived Allison Road has no release date or release window at the moment.

My Opinion:

It’s back. It may be a few more years before it releases. It may get cancelled again, get four new publishers by its release. But its back. I’m kinda excited. Kinda. I mean….it’s back.

Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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