American McGee is working on 'design, art, and story' for a new Alice game

In July 2017 American McGee told people to stop bugging him about making a new Alice game. In September he threw up his hands and said fine, he'd look into it—with the proviso that it was ultimately up to EA to make the call. Now he says that he's working on the project, called Alice: Asylum, in earnest. 

"American is hard at work on design, art, and story for the next chapter in Alice’s adventures," says McGee's blog. "Alice: Asylum will present the story before American McGee’s Alice, with young Alice fighting through the trauma of losing her family." 

It's been a very long, slow journey toward a new Alice game. The previous release, Alice: Madness Returns, came out eight years ago, and McGee has been making noises about Alice 3 since at least 2013. But he seems to be leaning into it pretty heavily these days: He also recently mused on Facebook about turning a new development studio in Thailand into a "vacation destination for Alice fans," and he's got a Patreon page set up to support "pre-production" of the game. 

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.