American McGee and Spicy Horse Kickstart OZombie

American McGee and his Spicy Horse studio are turning their twisted fairy tale gaming machinations to the marvelous land of Oz. A single-player focused action-adventure, OZombie will star Dorothy's great granddaughter and her quest to liberate Oz from a mind-numbing regime led by the brain-hungry Scarecrow.

That's all well and good, but it also has a Kickstarter video starring McGee and Pandora Boxx of Ru Paul's Drag Race, who is apparently a big fan of the Alice games.

OZombie is "first and foremost a single player game:" players will work their way through the main story, recruiting memorable characters to the cause of Oz's salvation. That said, it will feature unlockable multiplayer with raids and tournaments.

It's also pay-to-play, unlike Spicy Horse's other recent freaky fairy tale, Akaneiro: Demon Hunters. Players need only pay once to access the single player campaign and multiplayer, though there may be an item shop of some kind.

Spicy Horse is looking for $950,000 to produce the game, and about $84,000 has been pledged as of its second day. A minimum pledge of $15 is required to get the game across PC, Mac, Linux, and mobile, loosely predicted to launch in March 2015.


  • PatHan-bHai - June 27, 2013 9:57 a.m.

    $1 Million?! That's kinda going far for donations.......
  • Redeater - June 26, 2013 6 p.m.

    I think Mcgee means well be he needs to find another line of work. The only "good" games he has made in the last 15 years or so is Alice and Alice Returns. Alice has not aged well and AR looked good but played like a crap platformer from the N64 days. The main problem I had with AR is that all of the praise was for his take on Wonderland........but I have seen countless, superior dark takes of Wonderland that predated his conceptions.
  • Redeater - June 26, 2013 6:02 p.m.

    Oddly enough....I remember him pitching this Oz idea back in 2000. I won't kickstart him but if it does turn out alright I will buy the game.
  • MrPkhead - June 26, 2013 5:19 p.m.

    Anyone else see the title and assume it was a game of this ?

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