Allison Road Now Has A Publisher, Kickstarter Campaign Cancelled
There was a single brief moment of panic for me when I saw the words “Allison Road”, “Kickstarter” and “Cancelled” in an article title. It felt like Deja Vu all over again, and reliving the pain of the loss of Silent Hills is probably the last thing I ever want to do in gaming.
Turns out, however, that the campaign was cancelled for a very specific reason. Allison Road has picked up a publisher.
Lilith, the game’s developers, has announced that the studio is now partnering with Team17 for the highly anticipated horror game inspired by P.T.
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“We have decided to withdraw the Kickstarter campaign to allow us to commit 100% to an opportunity that will give us the chance as a team to create the best game possible,” an update on Allison Road’s Kickstarter page states. “We are delighted to announce that we will be joining Team17’s highly successful games label.”
If you’ve never heard of Team17 before, they’re a British independent developer and publisher widely known for their epic Worms series.
Lilith also reassured fans that the partnership with Team17 won’t mean compromise on the creative vision of Allison Road.
“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.”
I imagine that the Shenmue 3 saga must have been in Lilith’s mind when cancelling the Kickstarter campaign, which was over half-way funded at the time. That, or Team17 is simply giving Lilith everything they need for Allison Road and more.
It’s great news because it means the game is absolutely going to come and the team will have more resources, especially from a developer who knows what it’s like to be indie.