Great news for the development team!
The promising looking horror game, Allison Road, has had its Kickstarter cancelled. Any other time, this would be cause for sadness, as we contemplated how good looking game ideas often fail to make it to the market. Not this time, however- this time, this is news for celebration. The reason that the game has been cancelled is because Team17 has picked it up, and will now be publishing it. This assures the development team that the game will have the best resources possible, and that its ambition will go uninhibited.
“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,” the development team said.
“As a newly founded studio, we’ve been completely overwhelmed by your encouragement and huge interest in Allison Road and we’d love to thank each and every one of you for all of the amazing support you have given us during our Kickstarter campaign and beyond. Really incredibly appreciated.”
That said, they followed that up with: “We are delighted to announce that we will be joining Team17’s highly successful games label.”
They also pre-empted many concerns that people might have about what the move to a publisher might mean for the integrity of the team’s original vision.
“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,” they said, also adding that they will be looking at bringing the community and involving them in the development process some time in the future.
Will Allison Road actually be good enough to warrant this kind of confidence in it? Who knows? We will find out once it releases.