[[Back to the Wonderland]]
When Alice answers a distressed summons to return to Wonderland, she barely recognizes the befouled setting. From the fungal rot of the Mushroom Forest to the infernal chemistry of the Mad Hatter's Domain and beyond, Wonderland festers to its core.
Undaunted by the diseased ambiance, cavernous confusion, and mortal danger that surround her, Alice must undo the chaos. Equipped with courage, a keen appetite for the bizarre, and a lethal array of transmogrified toys, she'll penetrate the strongholds of her enemies, confront the forces of evil, and put the wicked Queen of Hearts in her place.
This is not a re-telling of the old Alice in Wonderland stories. It's an all new Alice adventure, and can be considered a third chapter in her story. It takes place after Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, and although it features many characters and places from those stories, things have definitely taken a turn for the worst in Alice's childhood dreamland...
Romp through a surreal but hauntingly familiar Wonderland, including the Pool of Tears, the Mushroom Forest, and Mad Hatter's Domain.
Lead Alice on her quest to reclaim Wonderland -- stunning third-person, 3D action based on an enhanced version of Quake III technology.
Duel to the death with psychotic renditions of characters from the original Alice adventures, including the Mad Hatter, Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, and the Jabberwocky.
Be guided by Wonderland's more benign creatures, including the Cheshire Cat and a frenetic White Rabbit.
Fight the Queen's vicious minions, sadistic card guards, demonic fire imps, ravenous jabberspawn, and many more.
Unravel devious puzzles, from the labyrinthine Fortress of Doors to chicanery-filled Psychedelic Funhouse.
Defeat your enemies with a collection of the most deadly toys ever imagined - roll nasty dice, hurl an exploding jack-in-the-box, and much more.
Immerse yourself in the Alice sound, which includes original music composed especially for American McGee's Alice.
Created by renowned level designer American McGee--his impressive list of credits includes levels design for Doom II and the Quake series.
[[American McGee ?]]
American McGee lasted a scant 3 months in tech support at Id Software, before jumping into the role of game designer. His contributions to the best-selling Quake and Doom franchises range from sound effects to programming, but American is best known for designing some of the most innovative, intricate and vividly detailed levels in the first person POV category.
Having joined Electronic Arts in 1998, he is now leading the development of the appropriately titled "American McGee's Alice," a revolutionary 3rd person action/adventure based on Lewis Carroll's timeless characters and locations.
American McGee's Alice is being developed by Rogue Entertainment. This Dallas-based studio produced the highly acclaimed Quake II add-on Ground Zero, as well as the Quake pack Dissolution of Eternity. Working closely with American, these 3D action gaming experts are creating characters and environments that are more detailed and alive than anything seen before on the PC.
Drink me. Watch Alice take on Wonderland's insane beasts in this wide screen video. Click here for the 11.4MB QuickTime file.
Eat me. All the same action in the bigger video, but through a smaller looking glass. Click here for the 2.6MB QuickTime file.
Alice will be released sometime during Fall 2000. The exact date will depend on whether they can keep the Jabberwocky from chewing on the artists, the Mad Hatter from torturing the programmers (except for a couple who actually enjoy it...), and several other similarly distracting events that they're not currently at liberty to divulge. We'll be sure to keep you up to date on their progress, so keep checking back for the latest information.