Alice: Otherlands

A project in Shanghai, China by American McGee

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Rendered in beautiful 3D animation, Alice enters the "Otherlands" of London's most beautiful and terrifying minds.
Backers: 3389
Average Pledge Per Backer: $66

Funded: $222,377 of $200,000
Dates: Jul 15th -> Aug 4th (20 days)
Project By: American McGee
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Latest News

Spicy Horse downsizes, Akaneiro put studio $1.7 million in debt

January 29th - via:
American McGee's Spicy Horse has downsized its Shanghai studio and is focusing its remaining staff on The Gate, a card-collecting, real-time strategy game – in the meantime, the team developing Akaneiro: Demon Hunters has been reduced from 15 people to two. Akaneiro raised $204,680 on Kickstarter in February 2013 and it's out as an Early Access game on Steam. (Read More)

Understanding Kickstarter With American McGee

September 5th - via:
American McGee rides to work at the Spicy Horse headquarters in Shanghai on an electric scooter. It’s easy to assume because he’s a big name in the industry, he cruises in a limousine while sipping wine from an ivory chalice. (Read More)

Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter successful

August 5th - via:
Kickstarter backers have fully funded Alice: Otherlands to the tune of $222,377. (Read More)

American McGee's Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter successful

August 5th - via:
Alice: Madness Returns creator American McGee has successfully Kickstarted his spin-off animation series Alice: Otherlands. (Read More)

Two Hours, Two Hours!

August 4th - via:
We've got only two hours left and the pledges are pouring in. It's wonderful and heart-warming and exciting and all of those nifty adjectives that make you feel good inside. A lot of similar questions are coming up in these final moments. Let's put... (Read More)

Wooo! We did it!

August 4th - via:
We made it! Alice is off to Otherlands!  A huge THANK YOU to everyone who made it possible. Plenty of people said we couldn't do it... and we just showed them what passion for Alice is all about. Awesome!  This project is going to be great. I... (Read More)

24 Hour Countdown!

August 3rd - via:
Insane Children, Just 24 hours remaining in the Alice: Otherlands campaign. A few days ago it might have looked like we weren't going to make it. We were all freaking out, right? This morning (in Shanghai), with 24 hours remaining, the outlook is... (Read More)

48 Hour WOOF!

August 2nd - via:
DOG HERE.  PEOPLE JUMP UP! 48 HOUR LEFT. BITE! BARK! WOOF! GRRRRRR! (Translation of Lulu-speak:  Tweet this: RT @AliceOtherlands, Less than 48 hours to go #Kickstarter Facebook this: Only 48 hours remaining to make Alice: Otherlands... (Read More)

Release the Hounds!

August 1st - via:
Woof! 80% and racing towards a heart pounding finish! Are we going to make it? I'm on the edge of my seat here. I've said the "horse race" aspect of Kickstarter is what makes it so much fun, but this??? This is too much fun!  To celebrate our latest... (Read More)

Land Ho!

August 1st - via:
Dear Insane Children,  The mythical island of Otherlands is within sight. Only 72 hours remain in our journey. Will we reach the shores of our treasured island or be dashed to bits upon the jagged reef? No time to waste on lengthy updates. We've got... (Read More)

Awe-inspiring Armored Alice

July 31st - via:
With all the cos-play love Alice has seen over the years - and the visible success of her collection of dresses in Madness Returns, I'm a bit surprised none of you bothered to ask what Alice might be wearing in Otherlands. Perhaps you were too... (Read More)

A Living Eulogy for Otherlands

July 31st - via:
Three days, twenty hours until the campaign is over. It's led a brief but spectacular life so far. Will this weekend find us celebrating its success or mourning its loss? The numbers are so close it's hard to say. While there's still a glimmer of... (Read More)

Blood Suckers

July 30th - via:
Goooood Evening Insane Children!  A one, a two, a three, a FOOOUR days remaining... and we're at 70% of our goal. We'll need to make 15kUSD a day to finish successfully, but with the 48 hour notice and "Surge of the Last Days" I think we can do it!... (Read More)

They're Back...

July 29th - via:
Attention Insane Children! Alice (Susie Brann) and the Cheshire Cat (Roger Jackson) have a few words for you. First up, Alice (Susie): “I love the idea of continuing the Alice story with Otherlands; . . . It’s so exciting that you're planning a... (Read More)


July 28th - via:
Hey everyone. American here with a message from Lulu. She heard some of you voicing concerns about the campaign goal. I think her message is meant to say we're still on track for a successful end of campaign. Keep in mind that with the "ending surge"... (Read More)

American's Words

July 26th - via:
A short update today with lots of words. (Yes, you read that right.) Today I have interviews galore for you to read and a plea direct from American that you should feel free to send to everyone you know who loves Alice. Now is the most difficult... (Read More)

A Wilde Ride

July 26th - via:
A quick update from Shanghai today. We're approaching 60% funding and tracking towards a successful campaign end. Yay for us! Don't relax just yet though. We're entering the most critical phase of the campaign - the last week should be where we push... (Read More)

The Eye of the Storm

July 22nd - via:
I'd planned on posting a Backer FAQ today but it seems as if the initial deluge of questions have subsided. This is wonderful, or not. I can't decide.  We've hit that inevitable part of every Kickstarter - the dreaded middle - where new backers and... (Read More)

Alice Kicking Ass on the Big Screen

July 21st - via:
People are constantly asking me what I think about the Tim Burton Alice movie. Because I have a lot of respect for Burton's collected works and distinct style, it's difficult for me to say I didn't enjoy - or even like - the movie. The visuals were... (Read More)

What's Alice Doing in these Animations?

July 20th - via:
The Backstory...The original idea for "Otherlands" started life in the form of a game concept. At the end of Madness Returns we saw Alice walking out of the train station and into the streets of London - except that London was married with Wonderland... (Read More)

Sample Canvas Posters

July 19th - via:
At the behest of many of you, I am posting some samples of  canvas posters we have had printed for previous Kickstarters (there has been no time to print any for Otherlands). Each is on canvas with fade-resistant inks. I can't begin to describe just... (Read More)

Backer FAQ #2

July 19th - via:
Today is Saturday in Shanghai and with that American is going to take a day off from writing. Expect him back in a day or two with more information about story, sound, and art. The interesting stuff. I've got a few FAQs for you. Many come from your... (Read More)

Reddit I_AMA Going on Now!

July 18th - via:
AmericanMcGee is taking your questions on reddit right now. Go ask him anything you'd like about Alice, Oz, the film, his games, his hair... he'll answer!  (Read More)

PayPal has Arrived!

July 18th - via:
As of five minutes ago our PayPal site went live. This works a little differently than Kickstarter:  1. It charges you now, not in August. If for some reason the Kickstarter doesn't succeed, you will have your pledge refunded.2. You can order as... (Read More)

Of Animations and Directors

July 17th - via:
Back when we were developing Alice: Madness Returns I posted online a stop-motion animated short which caused a massive stir. The animation attracted a huge amount of attention, got people very excited about A:MR and caused more than a few marketing... (Read More)

An Electric Update

July 16th - via:
We are off to an electrifying start! Less than two days in and we've already achieved nearly 25% of our goal - trending towards a great finish. Thank you, everyone, for jumping in so quickly and decisively. From the ashes of Oz will rise the madness... (Read More)

Backer FAQ

July 16th - via:
Good morning, everyone! I'm receiving a lot of similar questions. And well, I'm "technically" on vacation so I wanted to leave you for the next few hours with the answers to your most common queries. Hopefully, this will alleviate some of the... (Read More)

American McGee's OZombie canceled, Kickstarter for Alice movie project 'Otherlands' begun

July 16th - via:
American McGee's OZombie, unfortunately, never picked up much attention in the public eye. Even the two news pieces I wrote here didn't create much discussion, and folk around here love to talk about junk! The lack of interest quickly became apparent on the game's Kickstarter, making only 15% in initial weeks. (Read More)

American McGee launches Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter

July 16th - via:
Needs money to first acquire the film rights, then to fund work on an animated short. (Read More)

Spicy Horse Games launches Kickstarter for Alice: Otherlands

July 15th - via:
The Kickstarter for Alice: Otherlands is now live. Spicy Horse needs $200,000 to lock down the film rights by August 4, 2013. (Read More)

American McGee's Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter is Now Live

July 15th - via:
American McGee following the cancellation of their Ozombie Kickstarter has now gone live with their next project. The Alice: Otherlands Kickstarter Page is now live and American and his team are looking for $200,000 to see the project through to completion. (Read More)

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