The brilliant mind behind the incredible video games based on the Alice in Wonderland story, American McGee, has offered up an update to folks about his most recent Kickstarter project, Alice: Otherlands, and re-clarifies a few things.
- The Otherlands short films are not a replacement for a 3rd Alice game.
- American and Spicy Horse are still negotiating with EA for the license so they can create a 3rd Alice.
- The shorts are a way of demonstrating consumer interest in the property (and giving the people what they want, more Alice!) for EA and other potential business partners.
- Spicy Horse will not be making the films in-house, nor will they be earning a profit from the Kickstarter.
- The figure is purely to purchase the American McGee’s Alice film rights and make the animation (or animations, if particularly successful).
- If Spicy Horse and American cannot purchase the film rights, they go on the open market where anyone can purchase them and create an American McGee’s Alice film.
- Naturally, an American McGee’s Alice film without American McGee’s involvement is something American McGee would like to prevent.
- “American McGee’s Alice” is a distinct IP which American McGee, the dude, does not own at this time. Yes, he doesn’t own his own name in this instance.