PT-Like Horror Game Allison Road Cancelled

The game "had to be cancelled," its developer says; more details coming later this week.

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The PT-style horror game Allison Road has been canceled, its developer reported on Twitter.

No explanation for the delay was provided, but the tweet mentioned that a further statement on the matter is coming soon.

"Hi all. Sadly Allison Road had to be cancelled," the tweet said. "Statement to come in the next few days. Thx for all your support and very sad it came to this."

The fan project got off the ground on Steam Greenlight in 2015. It initially turned to Kickstarter for funding, though developer Lilith later partnered with Worms developer Team 17 for a traditional publishing deal.

"Working with Team 17 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," Lilith said in October 2015.

The original plan was for Allison Road to be released on PC before the end of 2016, followed by Mac, Linux, and console ports after that.

As for PT, it was a teaser/demo for the canceled Silent Hills, and was taken off of PlayStation Network in April 2015.

We'll report back later this coming week with more details on Allison Road's cancellation when they're announced.

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That's a really big disappointment. I wondered why I couldn't find any new info on it, the other week.

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They may have got C&D'ed. Though Konami canceled Silent Hills, they still OWN the PT demo (the scenes, characters, and events within), though removed from market. Considering the similarities from PT and Allison Road as well as the fact they were using PT and its cancellation as a promotional tool. I mean, heck, go look at they OWN Press release page on their own website. "...bla blah blah.. P.T. ...blah blah..." "...blah...Silent Hills...blah blah..." Eh, ya get the drift...

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Can they tell us why it was cancelled already?

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Ok, so maybe it wasn't the creative spark that P.T. was - still, I wish I would have gotten to play this one as it looked like it would've been fun and (possibly) scary. Something out there in the universe just doesn't want this type of game released...

Fingers crossed Kojima and del Toro team up again now that they're free from the clutches of Konami. Also, couldn't possibly care less about whether the game had the silent hill name or not. Might as well start a new horror franchise that'll scare the wits out of everyone. It'd be about time!

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@the_gear12: Google "Visage".

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Koijma and del Toro need to team back up and make Hills of Silence

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@Moonco: Google "INSANE".

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This is getting ridiculous. Legendary horror-style games getting canceled, meanwhile cookie-cutter games getting released aplenty. Why is this earth such a dump?

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@dark_420: I agree, I'm dumbfounded.

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Truly lived up to P.T. legacy

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That's good. I didn't think it was very good looking as a game, wasn't scary, and I'm not a fan of ripping off other people instead of coming up with your own ideas.

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@cornbredx: Your opinion is objectively wrong and you should feel wrong.

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@kalgert: Didn't really know an opinion could be objectively wrong.

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@BovineDivine: When it shows nothing but contempt and the only thing you can say about a cancelled game is "wasn't scary".

Also, I thought that it would be a well-known fact by now that no idea in the world is original. It is really hard at this point in time to stay original (You can have some original ideas and designs, but the templates are very much going to remain that same no matter what).

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@kalgert: Ideas can't always be original but they can always be creative. Something this game was not from the beginning.

Also, opinions are never wrong whether you like them or not.

I have a lot to say about Allison Road, and I have on this website. I don't need to repeat it again just because you don't like that I am happy the rip off game you liked is cancelled. Your feelings about how I dislike the things you like are of no consequence or importance to me. You are of course free to disagree, but that doesn't invalidate my opinions.

So, there's that.

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@cornbredx: On the contrary, I didn't have any expectations or emotional baggage for this game. Horror games are not my thing, so the game being cancelled isn't a horrible thing in my eyes.

I can't say though that I don't want to see people going around saying that the game is sucky just because they can, without any exemplary reasoning behind it.

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Did anyone expect this to come out?

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Silent Hills showed a lot of promise but the but let's be perfectly honest, Origin, Homecoming, Shattered Memories, basically everything that came after The Room sucked so badly anything Kojima put right in front of us would have been the second coming of Jesus.

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Um..shit guys, we spent all the money on hookers and blow, we'll have to cancel the game...

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The game takes too much inspiration from P.T., even its cancellation.

On serious note, that's a bit disappointing.

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And yet the best Demo I've played this gen.

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How did I not see this coming...

It literally is the spiritual successor of PT.

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It only makes sense it "had to be cancelled", if it was gonna be like PT all the way!

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I'm beginning to see a pattern here.

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@Warlord_Irochi: I was thinking maybe more of a "PT curse" thing.... :P

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all PT type game is haunted....

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Well that's a ... *puts on shades* .. PT

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@Bond_Villain: YEEEEEEEAH!!!!!

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@Warlord_Irochi: @Bond_Villain: lol

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Konami sent some of their best agents to persuade them to cancel the game. Or Konami paid them money to cancel their game and shut up about it. Remember how they tried to silence Angry Joe just for asking questions about the Kojima situation.

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Explanation pending. I remember when that meant "everyone just chillax and we'll find out soon enough" but now it means "everyone freak out, give us your conspiracy theories, hearsay and conjecture". It was cancelled. That's all I need to know and I guess I won't be playing it. I would have, but it doesn't exist, so I have to move on.

Truthfully the only games I truly want is Read Dead Redemption 2 and that Spider-Man game from Sucker Punch (if that's an actual thing). I also want Mirror's Edge Catalyst but that's real - and I'll be playing it Tuesday.

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@moxxidude: Yeah, pretty much. Odds are the reason for the cancellation are financial more than anything else (like they always are), but I'm curious to hear the rest of the story. Still, I'm bummed. PT was fun (albeit obtuse and not necessarily representative of the final product in any way) and the idea of developers picking up the mantle of the now cancelled Silent Hills appealed to me even if their game was just based on the demo. Horror is a generally underrepresented category in video games, but I love the recent flux in indie horror games that we've seen lately. Silent Hill is my favorite horror franchise even if every game hasn't been a home run (but 1, 2 and 3, and even Shattered Memories ranged from good to awesome) and the supergroup combo of Kojima, Del Toro, and Reedus could have been amazing. I take solace in the idea that maybe there's a parallel universe where this game actually got made.

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hmph. this is why i never pay attention to "kickstarters".

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@LilRoss2k3: You pay so little attention you didn't knew there was no kick-starter behind this game anymore.

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@LilRoss2k3: ?

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@LilRoss2k3: Not Kickstarter funded but thanks for sharing.

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I'm actually glad this got cancelled. I mean this guy was actually trying to remake a game demo wtf?

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@Simulator_Shock: Please. Next time make sure you know what you are talking about before commenting. Thanks.
Not even going to talk about the fact of a gamer openly admitting being happy of a game being canceled.

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@Warlord_Irochi: Gamers are pretty fickle when it comes to it.

"Oh, it is a game that looks similar to another game that got cancelled, I HOPE IT DIES!" I mean come on... if a game that got cancelled looked really good, and there would be a spiritual successor following it, chances are people would get really excited for it.

I personally don't really feel that bummed out as horror games are not my cup of pepsi, but I can still see it as a disappointment since there is no doubt that there would be a lot of people getting it.

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@Simulator_Shock: no, he was trying to make a full game inspired by the concepts of the demo, not unlike silent hills would've been.

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Hope they have good reason.

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Visage looks like a much better spiritual successor to PT

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Looked shit anyway

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@jokeyjoey2014: Do you ever write something with minimal though (or constructive opinion) put on it?

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As a long time silent hill fan i honestly dont want to see the series continue unless some of the original members of team silent are involved. If theres gonna be a spirtual successor in the making it has to include akira yamaoka at the very least.

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This game looked super lame anyway. Nothing like P.T.

The jumps in it were totally obvious and there was no reason why you couldnt just escape. It was a blatant rip off of P.T. but fell so short.

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