Surreal survival horror is just a click away.
As big fans of Hideo Kojima’s horror demo PT, we were heartbroken to hear that not only was Silent Hills cancelled but the demo itself was pulled from the Playstation Network. Now that it seems Konami is pulling out of larger AAA development all together it seems unlikely we’ll ever get to see what was intended for fans of the series.
Well, have heart friends. If you want more games like PT, Silent Hill 2, and Dead Space, someone out there is listening. An indie developer, Lilith, it looking to pick up the torch left by Kojima, Guillermo del Toro, and their team to create the survival horror experience Allison Road.
What is Allison Road?
According to the Kickstarter, it is a “narrative-driven survival horror game developed by entertainment industry veterans and life-long game enthusiasts.”
In a nutshell, it’s a first person survival horror set in a house, so it’s very much cut from the same cloth as PT. They even look very similar graphically. It should be noted that the team is not only putting a lot of emphasis on scares and graphics, but also story and character. Not only are they trying to weave in a “well thought-out and deeply gripping narrative” into the game, but “every character in Allison Road has a disturbing history that ties seamlessly into the main narrative.”
What kind of survival horror will it be?
Lilith is purposefully staying away from style over substance, which more than a few horror games can slip into. They purposefully bring up the original Dead Space and Silent Hill 2 as their inspirations, so expect something more like the Amnesia games or Alien Isolation in terms of the experience they want to create. However, this is an indie game so it’ll be in a contained environment. In this particular case, that contained environment in a house… presumably of the haunted variety.
Who’s working on the game?
A very experienced team. Some of the members have worked on movies such as The Avengers, The Hobbit, and Prometheus. The creator of the game is Chris Kesler, who worked on it alone for six months before hand picking a team to finish the rest of the product.
Will the game be compatible with virtual reality devices?
Yes. They’re aiming to integrate VR into the experience and you can see some of the team members playing the game with the Oculus Rift on the Kickstarter video.
How much are they asking for?
They’re aiming for $388,281. They currently have $36,450 with 29 days to go. Hopefully, with your help they’ll be able to meet their goal of creating a narrative driven horror experience for enthusiasts of the genre.