After Konami made a classic Konami decision and canceled PT, or rather the spiritual sequel to the Silent Hill series, it left many horror game fans with a rather bad taste in their mouth. In order to hopefully recreate even a glimpse of PT's glory many fan projects sprung out, though as you might expect they didn't last for very long. However, out of all the various PT inspired games there was one that actually showed a great deal of promise - Allison Road.
Unfortunately, Allison Road also ended up being canceled as the developers encountered a variety of issues with their publisher and simply had no means of continuing the project with their vision intact. Usually this would be the end of the story, but according to a recent interview IGN did with Allison Road's creator Christian Kesler it appears that development has started once more, though this time as a solo project.
If you're interested in what Kesler had to say I would recommend you read the whole interview, its fairly short, but here's the most interesting quote for all of you Allison Road fans:
"It did take a bit of soul searching to find the drive again to work on Allison Road and to simply make a call on what to do next. After the set back, I took a bit of a break from working on it and re-evaluated all the work that had been done so far — the whole journey, so to speak. I started making a few (in my opinion) necessary changes to the story and the flow, little bits and pieces here and there, and before I knew it, it sort of naturally came back to life"
While all of this is some truly amazing news, its important to note that Allison Road is currently a solo project, and as such there is no guarantee it will ever come to fruition, or if it will be any good. I would still recommend keeping an eye on it, mostly because the concept alone is so intriguing, but I wouldn't recommend getting invested into it as chances are Allison Road will never see the light of day in the shape and form many of us have come to expect from it.
The official site hasn't been updated just yet, but if you would like to learn more or check out some screenshots, its still a pretty good place to do just that. As far as the release date is concerned, I think its safe to say you can ignore the "coming 2016" announcement, though how long its going to be delayed I don't think anybody knows right now.
Finally, here's a rather lengthy gameplay trailer to give you an idea of what Allison Road is all about: