Allison Road revived itself today just two months after its cancellation. The Silent Hills inspired game will finally see the light of day!
According to IGN, creator Christian Kesler has confirmed that he will continue to work on the game alone. His new label will be called Far From Home with his wife acting as its co-founder and business partner.
“I’m actually really happy to be able to announce that [Allison Road] will continue,” said Kesler. “We had a lot of support online and some folks out there are just incredibly nice.”
The game first appeared in 2015 after the release and cancellation of P.T. It was heavily influenced by the playable teaser, featuring photorealistic visuals within a suburban home. After a 13-minute long gameplay video, the game appeared on Kickstarter and earned over half its funding goal before partnering with Team17. Despite all this, the game was cancelled in June with little explanation.
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“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,” Kesler said. “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.”
With Allison Road revived, Kesler is confident he can continue development alone. “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,” he says. “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.”
We are happy to see that Allison Road revived itself. It will probably be awhile before it’s finished, but we will be here waiting.
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