Alice: Insanity Returns has as soon as once more disappeared from Steam.
Alice’s disappearance can be notably irritating for some, because the 2011 recreation solely returned to Steam in February 2022 after a DRM difficulty noticed it faraway from sale for nearly 5 years. Now, just some months later, it is gone once more.
The rationale for its sudden and surprising disappearance? It is not solely clear. Steam’s not making a gift of a lot; Alice: Insanity Returns’ Steam web page merely says “on the request of the writer, Alice: Insanity Returns is not obtainable on the market on Steam”, which is a blanket assertion that covers just about something and every little thing.
Creator American McGee himself, nonetheless, is speculating that it could have one thing to do with one other recreation made by his former Spicy Horse studio, the “damaged” Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. However while Spicy Horse supposed for Akaneiro to have been faraway from sale till the problem was fastened, its different titles – together with Alice: Insanity Returns – weren’t.
From what I’ve heard, in attempting to take away Akaneiro from @Steam (it was damaged), all the opposite Spicy Horse video games additionally bought eliminated. We’re reaching out to Help and attempting to get this resolved. Anybody at @valvesoftware may also help repair this quicker? https://t.co/D1h6SHn5P0
— ⚓ American McGee 🏴☠️ (@americanmcgee) June 18, 2022
“From what I’ve heard, in attempting to take away Akaneiro from @Steam (it was damaged), all the opposite Spicy Horse video games additionally bought eliminated,” McGee tweeted over the weekend. “We’re reaching out to Help and attempting to get this resolved. Anybody at @valvesoftware may also help repair this quicker?”
On the time of writing, Alice stays MIA. As all the time, we’ll let you understand if and when this modifications.
McGee was the artistic director of the EA-published 2000 title American McGee’s Alice. It gained cult standing and was adopted up by Alice: Insanity Returns in 2011. Followers have puzzled – and continually questioned McGee – a few third Alice recreation ever since, however the excellent news is Alice: Asylum is officially on the way.
The third instalment of McGee’s fantastically grim tackle Alice in Wonderland has been drawn up in session along with his new Mysterious studio and 3000+ Patreon backers. A full PDF of the sport’s narrative define is publically accessible, offering you are a Patreon backer and do not thoughts the spoilers, in fact.