P.T. Spiritual Successor Revealed
P.T.'s exorcism, carried out by Konami themselves, is still fresh in gamers' minds. They not only cancelled the new Silent Hills game, they also got rid of all traces of the demo on the PlayStation Network. But that did not stop P.T.'s spirit from living on... through a game called Allison Road.
Remember P.T.'s endless haunting corridor and creepy bathroom? Allison Road adopts the same concept idea, only this time it's happening in a suburban terraced home in Britain, with a couple of corridors and a few horror rooms to get gamers' hearts racing. The game could make players walk away from their computer screens and start to wonder what lurks in the dark corners of their own homes.
The name is inspired by a young girl named Allison who was murdered during the Amityville Horror. For those who don't know about it, the Amityville murders involved Allison's brother going through the house at night and killing his two sisters, two brothers and both parents on November 13th, 1974.
When you begin to play, your character is clearly hung over. The light is too bright, you're not always fully aware, and as you go along you discover that you have a wife and daughter. However, you do not know where they are.
Moving along in the game, your wake-up call is a loud noise, followed by a scream in the night. Above you lives a small family - mother, father, daughter - who just experienced a fight that escalated fast: the daughter has been killed.
Your goal is to solve this murder mystery, all while being haunted throughout the night. You have until 3:15AM to solve the case, or else...
The creator of this P.T.-inspired game is concept and environment artist Chris Kesler. He played the Silent Hills demo back in August and started working on Allison Road two nights later. After two months of working on the game, Kesler decided to get two programmers, an animator, a musician, and a sound designer involved.
Kesler had a realization while playing P.T., and shared it with Movie Pilot:
"1. My house is scary as hell at night. 2. You can make an entire short game with only one hallway. Who could have thought? Somehow it never occurred to me that something on such a small-scale could totally work, but that night it really clicked."
Allison Road is still in its early stages, but you can follow its progress through its Facebook page.
P.T.'s survival-horror spiritual successor will most likely find its way to PC with Oculus Rift in 2016. Consoles are also being targeted for this game.