American McGee wants to bring Alice back to Wonderland

The Dead Space Remake seems to spark another developer wanting to return to a franchise. For this, it led to game designer American McGee wanting his games to return.

What game? And what has the Dead Space Remake have to do with this news?

The franchise is Alice and he took to Twitter to say he is ready for a return to his horror franchise.

While I (and Alice fans) would have liked the next @EA horror project to be a new “Alice” game… This does at least move us forward inline.

At some point in the future, execs at EA will shout “need moar product!” and someone will reply, “Alice?” And we’ll be ready!

American McGee ready to bring Alice back

What is Alice?

It’s based on the Lewis Carroll novels Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-glass. The books are stories children over the years have loved, but the games take a much darker turn. They portray a cruel and violent version of the world. It is a third-person action-adventure where Alice in the years before the game is set has lost her family in a house fire.

This led to her spending the following years receiving treatment inside a psychiatric clinic. She escapes to Wonderland which has been altered due to the mental trauma she suffered.

The first game was launched on PC in 2000. It saw a sequel in 2011 on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 called Alice: Madness Returns. For Xbox users, it’s also playable via the backward compatibility feature.

Major Nelson confirming Alice is playable via backward compatibility.

Who is American McGee?

He is an American developer responsible for both Alice games and has worked on Doom, Doom 2, Quake, Quake 2, and Hexen. He also helped test Wolfenstein 3D.

So how is American McGee ready?

He’s already working on the 3rd game which at present is called Alice: Asylum. He also has a Patreon page where he states:

I’m starting work to present a new chapter in the Alice series with ‘Alice: Asylum.’ My goal is to build a production/design plan, have that plan approved by EA, and then raise funding to develop a new game.

And going back to Dead Space Glen Schofield, who originally created it has spoken out on Twitter and is looking forward to the remake.

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