Neil Gaiman Announces His First Game: Wayward Manor

By Stew Chyou on July 28, 2013, 1:29PM EDT

Literary sorcerer Neil Gaiman (known for prolific works such as American Gods, Marvel 1602, Coraline, and The Sandman comics) recently announced the upcoming release of his first video game: Wayward Manor.

Teaming up with indie studio The Odd Gentleman, and game publisher Moonshark, Wayward Manor will be a horror/comedy title that follows an unfortunate spirit and his unrelenting mission of booting the barrage of human residents from his haunting grounds, circa 1920 and onwards. As the tale unravels, so does the mystery of the ghost's origins - the reason for his untimely death in 1880, as well as the inner workings of the afterlife.

Fellow Gaiman fans may be aware that this is not the first time the great author has tried his hand in developing games. Numerous times in the '90s, Gaiman has been attached to projects only to have them fall apart when their respective companies fell to financial turmoil.

As of now, further details have yet to be revealed such as the game's genre, but a point-and-click adventure would be unsurprising. Neil has also announced the inclusion of pre-sale bonuses such as merchandise, a chance to name a game character, and even a private dinner with Mr. Gaiman himself.

Wayward Manor is set to be released this fall, for PC, Mac, and tablets. Stay tuned as we keep you up to date with its developments.

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