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“I won’t stop trying to make new Alice games”, McGee talks series’ status with EA

Friday, 28th June 2013 08:16 GMT By Dave Cook

Alice: Madness Returns creator American McGee has chosen to Kickstarter his team’s Wizard of Oz project OZombie over a third game in the Alice series. The developer has shed light on the series’ current status at EA in a new blog update.

Writing on the OZombie Kickstarter feed, McGee explained, “I won’t stop trying to make new Alice games. As you can see from all the early pre-production work we were doing on Otherlands, we’re still happy to devote resources and time to developing new ideas around Alice’s story. That will continue long into the future.

“We’re still having meaningful and productive conversations with EA regarding Alice. Truth is, it’s an important bit of IP for them and for us (and for you) which means that negotiating a deal is going to take time. This is normal.”

McGee went on to explain that striking a deal for Alice: Madness Returns took over 12 months, and stressed that support for OZombie will show EA that there is still an appetite for Spicy Horse’s projects. He concluded, “So, if not for the sake of OZombie today, then think about supporting Spicy Horse in general for the sake of a new Alice game sometime in the future.”

OZombie is a dark spin on the Wizard of Oz story and you can read my recent interview with McGee on the setting, plot and mechanics here.

Would you like to see a third Alice game made? Let us know below.

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6 Comments

  1. Rikki

    Good! Don’t let the man keep you down American McGee!

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Vice

    I loved latest Alice’s design but gameplay itself was pretty damn boring. Could never finish it… Still, good luck to him, if anything, this guy got a good taste.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. gargus

    The ideas for the alive games are interesting but the games themselves are shit.

    Maybe he should stop trying to make them and do something I don’t know….better.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. madhatter1880

    I loved the Alice games I wanna see more in them like different weapons maby like a rouge galaxy/final fantisey style where you can get and equip new weapons and get allies to follow you around that only help out when needed like if you near death instead of heytaira mode you could have the hatter or the hare come out to help while Alice’s health is regenerateing and useing the mushrooms and the drink me potions as health and power supply’s and instead of Alice. Make it her daughter going through her own problems in modern times and switch back and forth between victorean age and today’s setting like she is seeing Alice’s life in the past. I have way more ideas but no time to get them all up after all y’all are going to do whatever it’s y’all’s game not mine.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. madhatter1880

    Oh one last thing at the end battle in the game if it goes like the mother daughter thing maybe Alice joins her daughter in the final battle that would be epic

    #5 1 year ago
  6. SplatteredHouse

    Did you know that the Otherlands Kickstarter succeeded? :) http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spicyhorse/alice-otherlands
    Alice’s story is set to continue!

    #6 1 year ago

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