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A Message to Fans of Alice

American here with a special message to Alice fans: I know we’ve been spamming you hard with notifications about my new project, “Out of the Woods.” But with only 10 days remaining in the campaign, I really need YOUR support. Why?

First, because I need the freedom to make NEW things unrelated to Alice and not controlled by EA. New projects allow me to remain independent, to run my own small studio, and to hire other creatives to output art, animation, music, and design. We can use that output for new projects, but also to revive the Alice franchise. I can’t do that if I’m working for someone else. I can only do that if I’m working for YOU.

Second, because if another Alice is going to happen it’ll likely be through some form of crowd-funded development. If I can show EA the fans will get behind a crowd funding campaign in a big way, I can make the case that a new Alice game could be funded in that way. Trust me, they are paying attention to this new campaign and its outcome is CRITICAL to Alice’s future.

My future and the future of Alice is in YOUR HANDS. If just 1% of the people who follow the Alice: Madness Returns page supported “Out of the Woods” at the lowest tier level ($35) the campaign would fund instantly. I could get to work on new projects and on building a campaign to take Alice on another trip down the rabbit hole!

Don’t just sit there thinking “other people” will read this and lend their support. YOU are the key. YOUR action will make the difference. If “other people” haven’t lent their support yet, that means they are reading this thinking the same thing, “someone else will make it happen.” That someone else is YOU!

Please, fans of Alice, supporters of my work, back the Out of the Woods Kickstarter today. Right now. Because my future and the future of Alice depend on YOU. Thanks.

Where is Alice 3? – Will there be an Alice 3? – New Alice? – Alice Sequel?

“Where is Alice 3” “Where’s the new Alice game?” “Will there be an Alice 3” “Alice Remaster!”

I get this question constantly. Several times per day. Across YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and via my InReach satellite messenger. My dog has even learned how to ask this question via Morse code farts.

My hope is that this post will become the top search result for this question on Google and that you’ve arrived here after a Google search. Reading this, you won’t need to send a message to me directly asking any of these questions. That would be great.

So, to answer the question:

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. No, I cannot put you in touch with “that person” at EA. Tweet at them. That’s what I do.

7. 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.

Hope that clears that up.

While we’re on the topic of Alice, many of you write expressing your confusion about Alice: Otherlands. That project used the Alice FILM rights, which are not controlled by EA, and was funded via Kickstarter. All goals were achieved and all rewards delivered. If you’d like more info on this film/animation project, please check out the Kickstarter page.

NO, I do not have a demo of Madness Returns. I don’t have access to any of the removed content. And I am VERY frustrated with the small group of fanatic trolls who continue to bring up this topic and pester me with questions about it. Please, stop. At this point, I’ve begun blocking any person who persists in questioning me on this topic, so you’ve been warned.

Last thing: I REALLY appreciate the passion everyone has for the Alice series. I want to see a new game as much as you do. Apologies if this message comes out sounding frustrated or angry, but the amount of traffic I get on these questions literally impedes my ability to put effort towards new ideas and new projects. I don’t want to ignore the questions, but I do wish the volume would lessen. I appreciate your understanding.

PS: If you want official merchendise and Alice-inspired stuff, check out Mysterious.

PPS: “Out of the Woods” is my NEW GAME! A table top card game, illustrated book, coloring book and collection of art prints inspired by ten classic fairy tales. You should back it on Kickstarter because doing so will make EA think more about a new Alice game!

Red Butterfly Returns

Happy to announce the release of the 2nd edition of the Red Butterfly Vorpal Wallet.

Only 200 of these wallets have been produced. Grab yours before they flutter away forever.

The Vorpal Wallet is necessary kit for any adventure down the rabbit hole.

Hand constructed of fine quality leather embossed with Hatter’s signature mercury symbol. Each Vorpal Wallet comes with an autographed and number certificate of authenticity signed by “Alice” creator American McGee.

Dimensions: 9.5cm x 11cm

Vorpal Umbrella – Product Development Contest

Over at Mysterious we’re working on a line of new products. The first we’d like to introduce is the Vorpal Umbrella. The Vorpal Umbrella features an alchemy pattern interior print, skull head handle, and black cloth exterior. The umbrella mechanism is automatic – open and close with a single button press.

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You can sign up to be notified when the Vorpal Umbrella goes on sale by visiting the Mysterious Store.

You can also enter to win a FREE Vorpal Umbrella by simply writing to tell us what you like about its design. Is there anything you’d like to see changed or added? Write a brief outline of your thoughts in the comments and you may win a free Vorpal Umbrella!

Free Alice Print & Mysterious Sale

Off with their, er… Prices!

Fetch the executioner! The Queen of Hearts demands price chops at Mysterious. All “red” items are on sale! And each “red” item ordered comes with a FREE “Queensland Gate” autographed collector print.

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Collector prints measure 61cm x 46cm, are printed on heavy stock archival paper, individually signed by American McGee, and are limited edition.

“Queensland Gate” prints are available, for free, with the purchase of any “red” wallet, bag, or purse listed below through the end of September, 2016. One poster per “red” item purchased (purchase two items, get two posters, etc).

Offer is good with the Red Hood Bag, Red Hood Purse, and the…


November Alice: Otherlands Promotion

Did you miss your chance to grab physical rewards during the Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter campaign? Fear not! Due to overwhelming demand from fans around the world, we’ve put together a triplet of promotions you can use to acquire the Otherlands “Art of” book, DVD, or BluRay.

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To receive an “Art of” book, DVD, or BluRay, with free shipping to anywhere in the world, just complete one of the following deeds…

Reach Royaly Level 6 in Spicy Horse’s mobile game “Chains of Darkness”

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OR

Reach Royaly Level 6 in Spicy Horse’s mobile game “Heroes of Night”

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(iOS and Global versions of Heroes of Night launching on November 11th)

OR

Purchase a Red Hood Bag from Mysterious

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You can complete these promotions as many times as you like and choose a reward each time.

To claim your promotion reward:
When you reach Royalty Level 6 (also called VIP level)* in either game, contact Spicy Horse Support and provide your reward selection, full name, address, and phone number.
When you purchase a Red Hood Bag, include your reward selection in the purchase notes, or contact Mysterious with your reward selection and it will be mailed to you automatically.

Promotion ends at Midnight, 30th November, 2015 – Shanghai time. Royalty Level achievements or claims submitted or purchases made after the promotion end time will not be accepted.

This promotion is retroactive – if you’ve already achieved Royalty Level 6 (or above) in either game please contact support with your reward selection, full name, address, and phone number. If you’ve purchased a Red Hood bag, contact Mysterious with your reward selection and it will be mailed to you automatically.

*Click the top banner on the main screen to access your profile and see your VIP Level.

We reserve the right to reject reward claims that subvert the intention or spirit of this promotion.