There are lots of reasons to be sad about the breakup between Konami and Hideo Kojima, but the cancellation of Silent Hills is one of most obvious. The now-canned survival horror game had the goal of resurrecting the genre with a terrifying story created by Kojima and Guillermo del Toro. The game’s short demo, P.T., was so influential that it may have succeeded in reviving the genre without gamers ever even seeing the full game.
Although the upcoming remake of Resident Evil 2 will help scratch the survival horror itch, fans looking for a more disturbing gaming experience may be ready to turn to Allison Road. A short teaser for Allison Road, which is in very early stages of development, showcased a creepy horror game that was obviously inspired by the Silent Hills P.T. experience. The Allison Road demo makes references to P.T. in both its concept and with easter eggs in the gameplay.
Allison Road is being developed by a small team at Lilith and obviously lacks the financial backing that del Toro and Kojima had at Konami. That’s where you come in. Rather than find funding through traditional means, the Allison Road team is taking the Kickstarted route and asking fans to shell out some money to fund the horror game.
To make Allison Road the best game it can be, we need your support. Kickstarter coming soon with some cool perks! pic.twitter.com/W7GGijeJKm— Allison Road (@AllisonRoad_HQ) August 16, 2015
The Kickstarter page isn’t live yet, so details about the project as still up in the air. The creators haven’t announced a financial goal yet, but we’ll be very curious to see how high the number is. Getting a look at the goal total will give backers a better idea if the company plans to produce the entire game with just crowd-funded money or if there will be other private backers and Kickstarter will be used as more of a pre-order system (similar to Shenmue 3).
The team is keeping most details secret for now, but the official Twitter account did reveal that the primary platform is going to be PC for now, with a plan to use console ports as stretch goals. That’s a pretty typical strategy for Kickstarter campaigns and seems like the most way to get the game into as many hands as possible when it launches.
Allison Road stirred up a lot of buzz when the initial reveal leaked out just a few weeks after P.T. disappeared from the PlayStation Store, so as long as the goal isn’t too high, it seems like the project should get funded in no time. The comments sections were filled with “Shut up and take my money!” memes after the game was revealed, so now those excited fans have a chance to shell out that cash.
We’ll update once the Kickstarter goes live and more information about the project is available. Stay tuned.
What do you think of Allison Road going to Kickstarter? Do you plan to back the project? Let us know in the comments.
Allison Road has no release date yet.