Psychological thriller 'Allison Road' picks up a publisher

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Jessica Conditt
October 13, 2015 11:17 PM
Psychological thriller 'Allison Road' picks up a publisher

Allison Road's Kickstarter is canceled. Not because developers at Lilith Ltd can't reach their £250,000 goal or because they aren't up for the challenge after all -- Allison Road will now be published by Worms studio Team17. This deal allows Lilith to ditch crowdfunding altogether, which is a nice option now that the game has already benefited from the attention of a viral Kickstarter campaign. "Working with Team17 will give us the chance to make our game unhindered creatively, but at the same time will give us the resources, support and experience that only a 25-year-old studio can give," Lilith writes in a Kickstarter update.

Allison Road takes inspiration from PT, a terrifying teaser for Guillermo del Toro and Hideo Kojima's Silent Hills (a game that Konami canceled, sadly). In Allison Road, players wake up alone in a British townhouse and have to discover what happened to their families -- and what all of those creepy noises are. Allison Road mirrors the first-person, in-house exploration aspect of PT, but promises more interaction options.

The new publisher, Team17, is the studio best known for developing the Worms franchise, though it's recently entered the publishing business, backing such games as Penarium and Yooka-Laylee. For those who pledged to the Allison Road Kickstarter and were looking forward to in-game rewards, Lilith says it "will look at ways outside of Kickstarter that will allow you to be involved in the game at a later date."

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Psychological thriller 'Allison Road' picks up a publisher