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American McGee’s Akaneiro Is “In The Hole” For $1.7m

American McGee's Spicy Horse studio has spent a touch more on Akaneiro: Demon Hunter than it raised on Kickstarter. Gathering $204,000 back in February last year, it seems they've spent $2 million on the game. I'm not an accountant, but I'm pretty sure that £2m is more than $205,000. McGee has posted on the game's Kickstarter page that it means they'll have to "radically alter"…

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Feature: A Looking Glass Game

Little China Doll: How Spicy Horse Imagined Alice: Madness Returns

This is the latest in a series of articles about the art technology of games, in collaboration with the particularly handsome Dead End Thrills. Alice: Madness Returns is a very special action game, a piece of Lewis Carroll fan fiction conceived by an American (named American, naturally) and illustrated largely by the Chinese, a people not known for their absurdism. Unfortunately it's also a classic…

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American McGee’s OZombie Kickstarter Cancelled

Did you know that American McGee and his delicately spiced band of horses launched a Kickstarter for undead scarecrow steampunk opus OZombie? No? Well apparently neither did a lot of people, because its yellow brick road stopped well short of a $950,000 goal, with the developer closing the curtains on the crowdfunding drive despite weeks left on the clock. So then, what happens now? A,…

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Off To Eat Some Innards: American McGee’s OZombies

I was really hoping American McGee's OZombie would turn out to be an undead heavy metal odyssey starring Ozzy Osbourne on a trip of self-discovery/drugs in Australia. But instead, it's fairytales. They've become McGee and Spicy Horse's calling card as of late, always with a sooty spritz of macabre. Alice went goth, Little Red Riding Hood sliced and diced demons, and now Wizard of Oz is…

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Next For American McGee? Hopefully More Alice

American McGee's positioned himself as quite a polarizing figure within the gaming industry, but - success or horrific crash-and-burn failure - you can't knock his imagination. And while the recently released Akaneiro: Demon Hunters' blend of Japanese folklore and Little Red Riding Hood at least looks quite attractive, it's another fairytale fusion that put him on the map. American McGee's Alice raised quite the stir when…

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American McGee’s Akaneiro: Demon Hunters

We mentioned a while back that American McGee's Shanghai-based studio, Spicy Horse, was developing an ARPG with an odd theme. That theme is Japanese feudalism and the tale of Red Riding Hood. If you're not sure how those two concepts merge, then you can see in a video below for Akaneiro: Demon Hunters, which pitches McGee and chum's proposal to the all-funding eye of Kickstarter.…

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Alice Doesn’t Live Here: BigHead Bash

There's probably some irony in the latest title from a man whose name appeared in big huge letters on the front of so many game boxes involving the word 'BigHead', but I'll be damned if I can tell what it is. BigHead BASH is the latest move from American McGee and his Spicy Horse studio, and it's a forthcoming social network game. I don't know…

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Alice: Madness Returns Shots Are (Yes!) Mad

I'll just do a little checklist here. We've got enormous teapots pouring out molten metal, a glutinous tar baby, Alice poking around a Victorian imagining of the Orient with a unicorn on a stick, and a Chesire cat who's stayed largely unchanged from how he appeared in the first American McGee's Alice even though he was killed in that game. Spoiler! It'll be swell if…

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Alice Returns New Trailer, Notes, Make-Up

More on Alice: Madness Returns from the Tokyo Game Show. It's been quiet since its announcement, but the there's new "stuff" including a genuinely somewhat messed up trailer, which you'll find below. And since it's been ages since I've done one, I've written a second-by-second analysis of the trailer for your delectation. Also, linked to someone doing Alice Make-up. And the Sisters' of Mercy, because…

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McGee’s Alice: Teaser Site, Trailer, Date

EDIT: Turns out the trailer is fan-made, and not official in any way. Which is kind of a shame, because it's awesome. The new Alice game, which will be called Return Of American McGee's Alice, is miles off, being set for release in 2011. It is being developed by Shanghai studio, Spicy Horse. There's not much more to go on at present, other than the…

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American McGee’s Grimm Footage

American McGee has managed to maintain a reputation, despite having only really made one hit game bearing his name, eight years ago, and then the disastrous Bad Day L.A. in 2006. However, his name still maintains some weight, and his new China-based development studio, Spicy Horse, is finally ready to reveal some footage of Grimm. Here, Gametrailers, have this delicious, shiny red apple.

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