After a decade-long pursuit, the third game in the Alice series, Alice: Asylum, will not be happening. American McGee, the developer of the previous two Alice games, American McGee’s Alice and Alice Madness Returns, announced the news after talks with Electronic Arts, the company that owns Alice’s IP, failed to result in a greenlight for the project.
McGee had created a Patreon page in an effort to raise funds for the production and design plan for Alice: Asylum, but EA refused to fund or license the IP. According to McGee, EA declined due to internal analysis of the IP, market conditions, and details of the production proposal.
McGee has now reached an endpoint with the Alice series and game production in general, and will no longer be pursuing any Alice-related developments. He thanked backers for their years of support, noting that while the closure of Alice: Asylum will bring an end to their journey, it will also open up the possibility of other adventures and dreams.
For Alice fans, this news is a heartbreaking end to a beloved series. However, it also serves as a reminder of the power of passion and the importance of pursuing our dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem.