Are you still pissed about the cancellation of Silent Hills? I sure as hell am. If you’re not then you should be. The whole world should be. Especially after the news that Guillermo Del Toro and Hideo Kojima were going to be working with Horror Manga illustrator Junji Ito.
Anyways, ever since then, I have been on the prowl for tidbits of news revolving around Allison Road given that it has obtained the reputation for being the game that will fill the hole Silent Hills left behind.
Even if Silent Hills P.T. never existed, I’m pretty sure I’d still be equally as excited for Lilith Ltd.’s first person horror game, Allison Road. The game practically screams, “classic horror,” and it seems that Team17 (formerly known as 17-Bit Software) has heard those screams and saw it as a sign to pick up the game for publishing.
Team17 developed the classic turn-based game Worms back in 1995 and have since then piled on a plethora of installments to the series (20+) and are now looking to add Allison Road to their very long worm-filled roster. Team17 has not worked on very many horror games, other than their Alien Breed series, so picking up another horror game is not too par for the course for the company.
Due to this recently created deal between Lilith Ltd. and Team17, the Kickstarter page for Allison Road has been closed down.
We are delighted to announce that we will be joining Team17’s highly successful games label.
If you don’t know who Team17 are, they are most known for their Worms franchise, however, they run a fully independent games label. For us it’s an incredible opportunity to be part of a label that looks after not only such a massive gaming franchise, but also supports developers like Playtonic, Mouldy Toof and many others.
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.
If you are one of the 4,482 backer who contributed to the campaign prior to this deal, you have nothing to worry about in terms of pledge rewards. The team promises that they will make absolutely sure that all backer are compensated appropriately. Although they were unable to go into specifics about how backers will be rewarded, Lilith Ltd. will be looking at non-Kickstarter methods to integrate all backers into the making of Allison Road.
Sadly, this newly created partnership did not bring upon an official release date for the game, so it is still only slated for a release date sometime next year. No news about which quarter they plan to release the game in, but that information is sure to come soon now that Lilith Ltd. is no longer alone.