Allison Road cancels Kickstarter as Team17 swoop in to publish

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The Kickstarter for Allison Road – the game that was meant to fill the Silent Hills shaped hole in our hearts – has been cancelled.

Though the Kickstarter looked likely to succeed after raising over half of the £250,000 goal and with still over a week to go, the developers have pulled the crowdfunding campaign, instead opting for a deal with Worms creators and publishing label Team17.

Missed the original story? Have a watch of Allison Road’s Kickstarter videos.

“If you don’t know who Team17 are, they are most known for their Worms franchise, however, they run a fully independent games label,” Lilith wrote in the final Kickstarter update. “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. For all of you that have pledged already for in game rewards, we absolutely promise you that we will look at ways outside of Kickstarter that will allow you to be involved in the game at a later date.”

And that’s probably the last we’ll hear on the Unreal 4-powered game until there’s something concrete to show off. Team17 clearly saw the potential in the housebound horror – I just hope the team can pull their vision off with whatever resources Team17 are supplying.

Let us know what you think of the deal in the comments.