It turns out that prayers can be answered as Chris Kesler has revealed that horror game Allison Road is back in development.
The games production was cancelled in June after publisher Team17 pulled out, but Kesler has confirmed to IGN that work on the game has resumed. The game is now being developed by Far From Home, a new studio that Kesler has started with his wife.
Speaking to IGN, Kesler said:
“I’m actually really happy to be able to announce that [Allison Road] will continue. We had a lot of support online and some folks out there are just incredibly nice.”
Before being picked up by Team17, Allison Road had picked up £145,959 on Kickstarter, with nine days left to reach a £250,000. The crowdfunding campaign was cancelled after the game was picked up. Alongside the Kickstarter campaign, Kesler also released a prototype, which he made entirely by himself:
For now, Kesler will work on the game solo:
“For our gameplay trailer, I did all the modeling, texturing, shaders, lighting, etc., and thankfully a lot of the mechanics are already implemented from the previous development phase, so I can comfortably take the game forward by myself. If and when it comes to a point where new features and mechanics are required, or old ones need changing, I’ll go look for support.”
There’s currently no timeframe on when we might get to play Allison Road, but right now we’re just thankful that it’s back in development. We’ll keep you updated on any fresh developments.