Spicy Horse developing new Oz game

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

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Spicy Horse founder American McGee has always been enamored with fractured children's tales. Twice, he took Alice through a warped version of Wonderland, and he is working on a third installment. But he is also looking at bringing a new vision of The Wizard of Oz to life.

American McGee's Oz was cancelled back in 2004 (the image above is concept art), but the developer already is working on something new in the land of the Munchkins. "This is not, in any way, shape or form, the title from 2004," Spicy Horse Community Manager Kelly Heckman told Joystiq. "It will be based on the entire Oz series--almost all 14 titles--so expect to see unique things not seen in previous incarnations."

The game is so early in planning that a genre has not yet been decided, or whether it will be digital only or boxed. About the only thing that is established is that Spicy Horse will develop it cross-platform for PC, Mac, Linux and tablets.

The company is planning a crowdfunding campaign for the game, as well as one for the next trip to Wonderland, Alice: Otherworlds--providing he can secure the rights from publisher Electronic Arts.

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    May 8, 2013 12:00 PM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Spicy Horse developing new Oz game.

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

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      May 8, 2013 12:09 PM

      I was looking forward to that Oz game American McGee was doing back in 2004. I hope this one isn't too different, because I'd still like to check out what that was about.

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        May 12, 2013 8:55 AM

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

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      May 8, 2013 9:04 PM

      How many degrees of separation are there between American McGee and Tim Burton?

      At this point, it pretty much feels like they have to be... at least 2nd cousins.

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