American McGee’s Alice conjured up quite a cult following when it was released back in 2000. Fans loved the dark direction that creator American McGee took the classic Alice in Wonderland fairy tale and were blown away when a sequel launched in 2011.
However, the chances for another revival are not likely, and American McGee appears to not want your questions about it any longer. He recently updated his blog, addressing the licensing issues and claiming that they are owned by EA, not him.
EA own, control, and decide the fate of the game rights to Alice. That means any new game must be green-lit, funded, produced, published, and distributed by them. No, EA will NOT allow me (or anyone else) to crowd fund, raise investment for, or otherwise self-develop, self-fund, or self-publish any interactive version of Alice.
However, McGee did give hope to fans, saying that he wanted to make a new game some day. His only problem is that fans are aiming his frustrations in the wrong place.
I HAVE NO CONTROL over the Alice rights, EA’s decision-making process, or anything at all related to Alice, Alice merchandise, Alice adaptations, etc, etc. EA are aware that you’d like a new Alice game and that RJ Berg and I would be happy to assist in the design, writing, and development of such. We simply need to wait until EA think the time is right for a new game.
“There probably WILL BE another Alice game before we all die, but your requests, ideas, and harebrained schemes to make that happen faster should be sent to EA, not me. No, I cannot put you in touch with ‘that person’ at EA. Tweet at them. That’s what I do.
Please, stop asking me this question or questions in general related to a new Alice game. Again, I have no more control over this situation than you do. Tweet at EA.
I’ve never gotten to play these games, but I can see the appeal in the screenshots. That’s a pretty twisted interpretation of a beloved tale, and plus, those early 3D graphics are just sweet.
I too can see EA striking at the retro movement and funding another Alice game someday. It’s not worth it to sit on a franchise that fans are begging for, especially since that’s just nostalgia waiting to be cashed in on. Make your voices heard… just not to American McGee. He’s tired of it.