‘Alice: Madness Returns’ director trying to get title back on Steam following surprise delisting

The game recently returned to Steam after a five year absence

After coming back to Steam earlier this year, Alice: Madness Returns has once again been delisted from the platform, and the game’s director is attempting to rectify the issue. 

Published by EA and developed by Spicy Horse, Alice: Madness Returns is the second in a planned trilogy of games based on the 19th century book by Lewis Carroll. Whilst unavailable on Steam, Alice: Madness Returns can still be played on PC via EA’s Origin launcher.

As of publication it is unclear why Alice: Madness Returns is not on Steam, after it returned this February following a digital rights management issue (via, Eurogamer). The Steam page currently has a message that reads:

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“Notice: At the request of the publisher, Alice: Madness Returns is no longer available for sale on Steam.”

Whilst the specific reason for the delisting is still unknown, the game’s director American McGee said on Twitter that it may have something to do with Spicy Horse’s other games, as they appeal for help on the issue.

“From what I’ve heard,” wrote McGee. “In trying to remove Akaneiro from Steam (it was broken), all the other Spicy Horse games also got removed. We’re reaching out to Support and trying to get this resolved. Anyone at Valve can help fix this faster?”

Alice: Madness Returns. Image Credit: EA
American McGee’s Alice: Madness Returns. Credit: EA

McGee made it known in July of last year that they would love to round out the Alice trilogy of games, and then followed this up with documents concerning the tentatively named Alice: Asylum as well.

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In fact, McGee published the entire game’s story on their Patreon, with people able to pay a small amount to gain access to all the behind-the-scenes documents for the yet to get off the ground game.

In other news, a recently released Super Mario Odyssey mod will now let up to ten players play online hide and seek in any of the game’s kingdoms.

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