Who knew getting a good video game off the ground would be such an ordeal?
Fans were very excited last year when a new game in the iconic horror series Silent Hill was announced, due to the series’ huge cult following and because the main character was modeled and voiced by “Walking Dead” actor Norman Reedus. In a turn of events which no one still understands, the game – Silent Hills – was cancelled by its developer, but through that game’s death came the birth of another story – Allison Road.
Allison Road was made to be a “spiritual successor” to Silent Hills, filling in some of the gaps in the story-line and showcasing a character or two who never made it to fullfillment. Allison Road, a first person styled survival story from developer Lilith Ltd, began as a very successful Kickstarter campaign that gained over half of its desired budget in its first two weeks of fundraising before it was abruptly cancelled by creator Christian Kesler in June 2016. This cancellation was due to a partnership with Team17, which would have made way for an easier and more proper way to develop the concept.
Shortly there-after, Allison Road was all together cancelled and no reason has ever been given. Yeah, that’s a lot of cancellations.
Fast forward to last night and IGN officially announced that Christian Kesler was reviving the game once again, this time under a new label called Far From Home. It looks like the majority of the game will take place within a house or mansion of some sort and fill feature lots of creepy ghost girls.
He exclusively tells IGN, “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.”
Currently Allison Road has no release date, but gamers can hope to look for it sometime in late 2017.