Post Thumbnail

An interesting Kill Ten Rats article a few weeks ago pondered the idea that gamers purchase games because those games are "by the makers of" some other game -- to their doom. Much ado, for example, was made over WildStar's dev team because of its members' work on World of Warcraft, and names like J...

9 months ago 0 Comments
September 26, 2014 at 8:00AM
Post Thumbnail

American McGee's Spicy Horse has downsized its Shanghai studio and is focusing its remaining staff on The Gate, a card-collecting, real-time strategy game – in the meantime, the team developing Akaneiro: Demon Hunters has been reduced from 15 people to two. Akaneiro raised $204,680 on Kicksta...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

The Alice: Otherlands crowdfunding campaign successfully jabberwocky'd off with $222,377. The Kickstarter by game designer American McGee sought to purchase the film rights to the Alice games, which are owned by Collision Entertainment. "The funding will allow us to create a series of animated s...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Now that American McGee's Grimm has reached Steam Greenlight, it's seeking community votes in order to rewrite fairy tales into tragedies on Windows and Mac via Steam. Grimm's 23 episodes last a half hour apiece and revolve around twisting iconic fairy tales into bleak, dreary scenarios. Little...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

American McGee wants to bring Alice back, but in a new form: as an animated film. A fresh Kickstarter from McGee's studio, Spicy Horse, seeks to purchase the film rights to the Alice games, which are owned by Collision Entertainment, a group of Hollywood producers, McGee tells VG24/7. All the negot...

1 year ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Spicy Horse's negotiations with EA for the rights to the Alice franchise – and production of Alice: Otherworlds – continue, with the proceedings now expected to conclude in some fashion by July. "It still comes back to our negotiations with Electronic Arts for a licensing agreement t...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Spicy Horse, the studio founded by Alice creator American McGee in 2007, is working on a game based on The Wizard of Oz – but it's not American McGee's Oz, the game that was canceled in 2004 when publisher Atari pulled funding. "This is not, in any way, shape or form, the title from 2004,"...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

American McGee could be pursuing another title in the Alice series. McGee posed a few question to Alice fans on Facebook yesterday. Specifically, he asked if fans were interested in a third game in the series, assuming he could acquire the rights from EA, and whether or not they would consider back...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

We're not all of us perfect. We all make mistakes, right? I did last week when I didn't vet my choice for Rise and Shiny and picked Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, a single-player game with optional co-op, a game that is not only not finished but still on Kickstarter. I'm not sure how I did it, but I th...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Spicy Horse and American McGee's Akaneiro: Demon Hunters Kickstarter squeaked in under the wire. Closing on February 2, the drive ended at $204,680, just surpassing its goal of $200,000. In an update, McGee told supporters that backer rewards will go out as soon as possible, starting with in-game i...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

Alice and Alice: Madness Returns creator American McGee clarified comments he made yesterday about EA's marketing strategy. McGee, who said EA wanted to 'trick' people into perceiving Madness Returns as hardcore horror, apologized to the publisher on his blog today. McGee does maintain the publishe...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

American McGee, the man (and name) behind Alice: Madness Returns and its predecessor, has a lot to say about developing those games, working with EA, and Kickstarting his latest venture, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. His recent Ask Me Anything thread on Reddit reveals a few gems, including some insight...

2 years ago 0 Comments
Post Thumbnail

American McGee's Spicy Horse studio is shrugging off the madness of console development to create free-to-play, browser- and cloud-based games such as Kongregate's Big Head Bash. This move follows Spicy Horse's partnership with EA to launch Alice: Madness Returns last year as a mainstream, boxed an...

2 years ago 0 Comments