PT-Like PC Horror Game Allison Road Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Developers are looking for hundreds of thousands to make the "next-generation survival horror" game.

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Developers behind Allison Road, the apparent spiritual successor to P.T. (itself a teaser for the now-canceled Silent Hills project), have kicked off a crowdfundng campaign to help bring the game to market.

London-based developer Lilith Ltd. launched a Kickstarter page for the game today, asking for £250,000 ($387,625). The first-person game aims to be a "next-gen survival horror" title. It's going for the highest-quality graphics and runs on the Unreal Engine 4; the game also plans to support the Oculus Rift VR headset.

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In Allison Road, you explore a house to uncover the supernatural events happening within. The main character wakes up with no idea what happened in the house and must figure out the mystery while being stalked by a mysterious creature.

"These days it seems that horror games are more about style over substance and little to no narrative, whereas we are going to return to the roots of true psychological horror," Lilith said.

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Allison Road made it through the Greenlight process on Steam earlier this summer after just two days. The game is currently in development for PC with an estimated launch date of 2016. For a closer look, check out the prototype video and image gallery above.

Lilith is a brand new studio formed in 2015. The team is made up of game is made up of "highly experienced entertainment industry veterans" who have worked on games like Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Father and franchises like The Avengers and The Hobbit.

Pledging at least £15 (about $24) or more gets you a copy of Allison Road. At press time, funding stands at more than £23,309 ($36,136) from 678 backers.

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CathInShadow

It looks nice and all, and I know this is just a demo. but I hope they let us actually get to know the story of the person we are playing, especially since this guy talks a lot. PT didn't but then again you were directly set in a creepy situation. It wasn't supposed to be a "normal" day. It just didn't seem scary to me. But I played PT just a few months ago so maybe the memory just needs to fade.

Having so many choices of items to interact with seems a bit risky too, but we will just have to wait and see. Sadly I have been burnt too many times by Kickstarter to go down that road again. Good luck with development!

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bluebird08

No horror game will be able to compare to the disturbing creepyness of PT.

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gotrekfabian

I say don't fund this. It seems to me that the game is mostly finished: the physics engine seems fine and the graphics and world seem pretty complete to me.

This is just a way of getting pre-orders out of people IMO.

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Spartan11MC

@gotrekfabian: They got 2 small areas and 1 model. Game's done.

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gotrekfabian

@spartan11mc: And you have proof of this? Don't believe everything that you read/hear.

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cornbredx

SOMA just came out today. Get that instead of putting money towards this.

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SilentAssassin

Does it have Hideo Kojima.. NO

Does it have the writer from Walking Dead.. No

No thanks.

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bluebird08

@SilentAssassin: amazing things were bound to happen with those two guys on the same project. It's sad that the game was cancelled.

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santinegrete

@SilentAssassin: I get your points, but when those people pass away, you'll stop playing games :D?

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zandrxi

I want to fund this but i may be to sacred to play it .....

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Spartan11MC

@zandrxi: I've never played a horror game in my life and absolutely hate them, but for some reason i want this to succeed. Maybe it would be a good first?

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ConsoleHaven

I think that the developers have seriously underestimated the cost of making their game. They may be using that money to raise additional funds, but, the goal is too low to make anything worth playing from beginning to end. It's an ill advised project to back.

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maitkarro

It looks like necrophilia fans will really like it.

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ChunkyDrawers

Clean that toilet holy crap...

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NerdGazumGaming

BUT IT'S NOT PT!!!!

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OMG why do developers ADD chromatic shift to their games? Chromatic shift is an artefact of photography which they REMOVE when developing photographs. Why the hell would they deliberately add it back in? It looks frigging horrible.

"Yeah I know what we should do. Make this awesome, wonderfully detailed world and then make it look like the camera has oil smeared all over the lens using stupid post-processing artefacts!".

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maitkarro

@Dannystaples14: Because realistic looks boring, that's what realistic is by it's own definition, the more we live in it.

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@maitkarro: Why does having clear visuals make it more realistic? I'm talking about making the visuals less ugly.

This game is still going to be about some undead, demon woman. Not having chromatic shift is hardly going to make it boring and realistic!

The point is this game looks stunning without the stupid post-processing stuff and yet they then make it uglier on purpose.

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maitkarro

@Dannystaples14: Well it's your opinion, and nobody really cares, how the game was made is the makers vision of how the game should look and feel, if you don't like it move on.

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whakyZ86

Watched it. Was afraid...very afraid

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maxguevera

Wake me up when its done.

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cornbredx

Of course they are. The best time to get people to give up their money is when they're mad at a company for something petty and dumb.

Nah. I saw the demo for this and it's nothing like P.T. They don't even seem to understand build up of tension, or why P.T. really did anything it did. It seems to miss the entire point of P.T. or why it did anything it did so I have no faith this developer can fully succeed in making a decent horror game let alone a "P.T. like".

I'll pass on giving money to this opportunist developer of a not scary and not at all like P.T. game.

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KaptenHaddock

@cornbredx:

From what I've seen in the video in this article, it might've been fine if they got rid of the cheese - the whispers, is what I'm thinking of. They make no sense, are out of place and ruins tension. Also text and blood on walls. Otherwise I'd say it might be pretty cool.

When it comes to presentation, I think they have the visual style of P.T. down. But other than it is a different game, people shouldn't expect this to be the Silent Hill or P.T. they never had.

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jerses

@cornbredx: agree. I played the demo and its just a jump scare game and predictable. PT even as a demo ( and not the real silent hill game) was scary weird.

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berserker66666

Suck it Konami. We're getting P.T like game even after you cancelled it. I saw this game before. Looks awsm graphically and atmospherically...and it's super scary.

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PlaystationZone

Looks like got no problem salting thus game without fundings since p.t dead or other words silent hills .

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Spartan11MC

@playstationzone: Just realized Konami owns Silent Hill. Well ****, there goes 2 great series.

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Akabuu

Dats hot

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Baggerwild

Plot: The main character killed the girl inside the house. See ya!

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solid_snake1461

If the name Joakim is listed as a developer for this game, I have no doubt that it would have reached the goal in less than a day.

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bbq_R0ADK1LL

I never even heard of PT until it was taken down & suddenly it was news that people couldn't play it anymore. Now everyone is trying to compare games to it like it's some kind of masterpiece despite only being a demo.

I know everyone has a boner for Kojima right now but I just don't get the hype.

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Hornet85

@bbq_R0ADK1LL: You'll have to play the PT demo to get the hype

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subsided94

Lol, picture number five of the mouth reminds me of the cover of Miley Cyrus & her dead petz album

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JDKillustration

Can they just bring P.T. back and i'll buy a PS4? Only a white PS4 though, do they still make those?

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Quink

@jdkillustration: Why bring PT back? it was just a Playable Teaser for Silent Hills.

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rosssmiller

@quink: It may have been a playable teaser, but it was a really cool, unique experience in its own right. It's depressing that it's no longer available for people to download and play at all.

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Quink

@rosssmiller: True, Im happy is still got it on my PS4. Im pretty sure theres a way to get from someone else viaUSB or something.

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rosssmiller

@quink: If you know of one, I'd be curious to hear it. My understanding is that, while you can transfer save data and media via USB drives, actual game content is impossible to transfer on PS4. They want you to re-download every actual title for licensing and whatnot. So even if I were to, say, upgrade to a new hard drive (something I'd love to do, since I'm constantly shuffling things on and off of my 500gb drive), I would lose PT.

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Quink

@rosssmiller: Hmmpf maybe that why people sold their PS4s with PT on it for 1000 bucks and above. Its really really easy to change harddrive in your PS4. Really really easy. I currently have 2TB harddrive. Just buy a harddrive that matches, download PS operating system to a memory stick install harddrive and OS.

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GamerOuTLaWzz

@quink: Soo my PS4 is worth a few thousands.

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Spartan11MC

@gameroutlawzz: No.

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Quink

@gameroutlawzz: if you find a buyer stupid enough =) http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4s-with-pre-installed-pt-listed-on-ebay-for-as-m/1100-6426971/

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rosssmiller

@quink: I think you might be misunderstanding me. I know it's easy to change hard drives on PS4, and I did the same thing with my PS3 in the last generation. I'm just saying that you have to re-download all of your game content, and you can't simply transfer from drive-to-drive. Because of that, if you want to replace your hard drive, anything that you had stored on it that's not available on the store, like PT, is lost. That's a bit of a problem.

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xolivierx

@jdkillustration : ''the ps4 community doesn't want you '' Kanye West

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