Alice: Madness Returns has been quietly removed from Steam again

Alice: Madness Returns has been quietly removed from Steam again

Alice: Madness Returns has disappeared from Steam again.

Alice’s disappearance will be especially frustrating for some, since the game from 2011 returned to Steam only in February 2022, after it was removed from sale for almost five years due to DRM problems. Now, just a few months later, he is gone again.

The reason for his sudden and unexpected disappearance? It is not entirely clear. Steam doesn’t give much; The Alice: Madness Returns Steam page simply says “at the request of the publisher, Alice: Madness Returns is no longer available for sale on Steam”, which is a general statement that covers almost anything and everything.

The creator of the American McGee, however, speculates that it could have something to do with another game made by his former studio Spici Horse, “broken” Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. But while Spici Horse intended to remove Akaneiro from sale until the issue was resolved, his other titles – including Alice: Madness Returns – did not.

“As far as I’ve heard, trying to remove Akaneir from @Steam (it was broken), all other Spicy Horse games have been removed,” McGee wrote on Twitter. “We are addressing support and trying to resolve this. Can anyone at @ valvesoftware help fix this faster? ”

At the time of writing, Alice remains the MUP. As always, we will let you know if and when this changes.

McGee was the creative director of American McGee’s Alice title, which was published by EA in 2000. It gained cult status and was followed by Alice: Madness Returns 2011. Fans have been wondering – and constantly questioning McGee – about Alice’s third game since then, but the good news is Alice: Asylum is officially on the way.

The third part of McGee’s fantastically dark view of Alice in Wonderland was compiled in consultation with his new Mystery Studio and 3000+ Patreon supporters. The full PDF of the game’s narrative framework is publicly available, provided you’re a Patreon supporter and don’t mind spoilers, of course.

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