Cancelled indie horror game Allison Road has been revived and re-entered development, creator Christian Kesler has confirmed. Kesler revealed the news to IGN in a recent interview, telling the site that he’s “actually really happy to be able to announce that [Allison Road] will continue,” adding that he remains as devoted to the project as he was when the P.T.-inspired title was first announced two years ago.
Having received a positive reaction for Allison Road‘s original gameplay trailer and having secured half of the funding it needed as part of a Kickstarter drive, developer Lilith Ltd pulled their product midway through the crowdfunding campaign, announcing that Worms creator Team17 had made them an offer they couldn’t refuse, and would be publishing the game when it was ready to release.
However, none of that ever came to pass, and just a few months ago both parties confirmed that the horror game had been cancelled, with mixed messages as to what happened. Kesler doesn’t shed any further light on what happened then, but does explain how he “took a bit of a break from working on it and re-evaluated all the work that been done so far. I started making a few necessary changes to the story and flow, little bits and pieces here and there, and before I knew it, it sort of naturally came back to life.”
We couldn’t be happier that Allison Road is back from the dead. With Kesler now back at work on the project, this might be the closest we’ll ever get to a game on the same level of quality or scariness as P.T.