Housebound Horror Allison Road Back From The Grave

It’s the curse that keeps on giving. Allison Road [official site], the cancelled first-person horror about wandering around inside your family home stalked by a creepy girl with a bad case of the Blood Drools, has been revived. Its original developer, Christian Kesler, told IGN that he is continuing to work on it alone. Which is a scary prospect by itself, considering the game’s spoooooky history.

You see, last year had fans of horror on an eerie rollercoaster of emotion. Let me set the scene for you.

It was a dark August night when a strange game appeared on the PlayStation Store. It was called P.T. – an acronym which stood for “playable teaser”. Those who played the game never spoke about it. Except to say that it was good, and also a demo for an upcoming Silent Hill game being made by Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. But within a year this game, Silent Hills, was mysteriously killed cancelled. The “P.T.” vanished from the PlayStation Store on April 25 2015, and it became shrouded in myth and rumour. The internet reeled, whispers could be heard in forums everywhere, whispers of a curse.

Shortly afterwards, footage of a new game appeared on dark pages of the internet. It had nothing to do with Hideo or Mr del Toro. But it flouted itself as a “spiritual successor” to P.T. It was called Allison Road, made by a six-person team called Lilith, and it too would be a first-person horror game set in the family home. It began a Kickstarter, then threw that idea out when Team 17 pledged their publishing support. But the curse was never far away… in June this year, Allison Road was also mysteriously murdered in its sleep cancelled.

But now it looks like the curse is lifted. The lead developer told IGN that he began to rework some aspects and “pacing” of the game by himself, and “before I knew it, it sort of naturally came back to life.” He reminds people that it all started as a solo project and said: “I can comfortably take the game forward by myself.”

There’s no release date yet and no news on what changes exactly are going to be made to the story or the game. But it looks like we’re back on, folks. In the mean time, let’s all pray that Resident Evil VII, another game following in P.T.’s cursed footsteps, remains safe and sound.

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12 Comments

  1. Maxheadroom says:

    Backed this on Kickstarter and was gutted when it got cancelled. Glad to see there’s still hope it might see the light of day at some point

  2. Tikigod says:

    When Team 17 was mentioned, now that was scary.

  3. FurryLippedSquid says:

    Nope.

  4. invitro says:

    I haven’t liked any horror game I’ve played, because I’ve found none of them to be horrific. But I’d give Allison Road a chance, if only for the realistic and detailed graphics. I don’t know what’s stopped a game from presenting realistic results of mayhem, but it hasn’t happened yet.

  5. EvilizedProductions says:

    I was looking forward to this game also but looks like someone is picking up the pace alone :)

    I am an indie game developer myself working on a horrorgame about a pregnant woman that is locked inside a facility and monitored by evil monster midgets in yellow robes that use babies for an experiment where they merge children into a giant tumor in the basement. you need to find a way to kill youself and safe your baby’s soul.

    A teaser is here: link to youtu.be

    • JFS says:

      I fully expected this to be some kind of joke, linking to a Despicable-Me-scene or so.

  6. preshrunk_cyberpunk says:

    Can something come back from the dead multiple times?
    Un-un-undead?

  7. dethtoll says:

    Yeah, but why?

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    caff says:

    I kind of want this.

  9. Jalan says:

    Looks like a lot of overhaul forthcoming to the official site in the future.

    To that end, I’m curious if he’ll have to scrap some things he already had done from the time a bigger team was working on it or if he can safely use anything based on pre-existing contracts/etc.