Spicy Horse News


Spicy Horse downsized after Akaneiro lost $1.7 million

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 31, 2014 11:30am PST

American McGee's Spicy Horse has downsized its Shanghai studio due to the Akaneiro: Demon Hunters failing quite massively. McGee revealed that Spicy Horse has spent about $2 million in total making the free-to-play action-RPG, which first launched at the end of January 2013,...


"American's McGee's Spicy Horse sounds like a great name for hot sauce."

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American McGee cancels OZombie to pursue Alice film rights

By John Keefer, Jul 15, 2013 3:30pm PDT

American McGee has abandoned the attempt to crowdfund his warped vision of the land of Oz in favor of another Kickstarter project to secure the film rights to his Alice franchise. Kickstarter rules say only one project can be active at a time.


"They had some decent ideas and some great art, but that video was so annoying I couldn't even ..."

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American McGee launches OZombie Kickstarter

By John Keefer, Jun 25, 2013 4:00pm PDT

It appears American McGee and his team at Spicy Horse are not waiting around to see if he can secure the rights to the Alice franchise for a new...


"I don't see this one making that crazy amount. Their video is trying too hard to be funny and ..."

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OZombie will be Spicy Horse's take on Oz

By John Keefer, May 20, 2013 4:00pm PDT

While Spicy Horse continues to work on Alice: Otherworlds, American McGee is also moving forward with his vision of the land of Oz, the steampunkish world of OZombie.


"...and with that, I've permanently lost any interest in anything from American McGee ever again ..."

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Spicy Horse developing new Oz game

By John Keefer, May 08, 2013 12:00pm PDT

Spicy Horse founder American McGee has always been enamored with fractured children's tales. Twice, he took Alice through a warped version of...


"The Toys and concept art were amazing. Other than that, I never saw a whole lot of info on it."

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Hell Invaders announced from Spicy Horse

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Indie studio Spicy Horse announced its next game today, a hybrid CCG/RTS called Hell Invaders. It's due for PC, Mac, Linux, and tablets this fall.


American McGee gauging interest in crowdfunding Alice 3

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 14, 2013 10:30am PDT

American McGee has seemed quite content frolicking in the land of free-to-play and social games with the likes of Akaneiro: Demon Hunters and BigHead Bash, but one can't resist the call of teapots and pretty dresses for long. The Spicy Horse head is mooting the idea of Kicks...


"GOD YES PLEASE I'm not sure where they'll take the story but for the audiovisual ..."

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American McGee's Akaneiro turns to Kickstarter

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2013 9:30am PST

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters developer Spicy Horse says the game needs more funding to reach its full potential, and has turned to Kickstarter to finish the project.


"American McGee was always overrated. His name was only on Alice because EA didn't think it would ..."

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters opens beta sign-ups, shows off gameplay

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Akaneiro: Demon Hunters is taking sign-ups for its closed beta, as it shows off its first pieces of gameplay footage in a new trailer.


"Don't know if it's still there, but they offered a free "storybook" app of that for the ipad. ..."

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Akaneiro: Demon Hunters announced by American McGee's studio

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2012 5:00pm PDT

American McGee's developer Spicy Horse has announced Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. The PC, web, and tablet game is set to launch its beta later this year.


American McGee's BigHead Bash for Facebook is a toy-driven shooter

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 13, 2011 7:00pm PST

American McGee's studio Spicy Horse has announced BigHead Bash, a 2D multiplayer shooter for social platforms like Facebook that employs virtual toy-collecting.


"This actually looks like fun. iOS/Android versions as well please. "

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Alice: Madness Returns review

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 30, 2011 8:00am PDT

Madness Returns doesn't stray far from its predecessor, beckoning Alice and the player to return to not only the world of Wonderland, but to the era of 32-bit gaming as well.


"This was my intention but I think it was blown out of proportion. We do a lot of stuff for ..."

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Alice dev signs PopCap deal

By Alice O'Connor, May 16, 2011 12:00pm PDT

Spicy Horse is shifting to making 3D online and social games after Alice: Madness Returns, getting $3m funding and working with PopCap.


"Probably it will be a plants vs zombies 3D version with lots of hats and accesories for both ..."

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American McGee's Alice Sequel on the Way, Developed by McGee's Spicy Horse

By Nick Breckon, Feb 19, 2009 12:44pm PST

A new sequel to American McGee's Alice, the twisted 2000 action-adventure take on Alice in Wonderland, is in the works at designer American McGee's...


"ewww ... Why you you want to see Sarah Michelle Gellar naked, Eliza Dushku on the other ..."

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