A Neil Gaiman Game is Coming Soon


Fans of Neil Gaiman will be thrilled to learn that an upcoming game will give them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the writer’s whimsical world. Here’s the details from Gamespot:

Wayward Manor, a puzzle adventure game from developer The Odd Gentlemen and renowned horror-fantasy author Neil Gaiman (Coraline, Stardust, Sandman), will release on PC and Mac on July 15, The Odd Gentlemen has announced.

“We’ve been working day and night to make sure Wayward Manor is the best game it can be,” the developer said in the announcement. “This ultimately meant making the tough decision to delay the game. After adding more puzzles, an extra level of polish, and maybe even some paranormal surprises; we’re finally ready to announce a release date for Wayward Manor.”

Set in the 1920s, in Wayward Manor you play as a ghost who’s trying to reclaim his house from its new owners, the Budds family. As The Odd Gentlemen explains the game, in each level you’ll have to use observation, discovery, and puzzle solving to scare the Budds, earn enough fear to take back control of the room, and eventually the manor.

Well this sounds like a lot a fun. Hit the jump for a look at a teaser for the game.

Although the Danny Elfman-esque music and quirky visuals don’t really tell you much about the game, there is plenty of information available at the Wayward Manor website.

Okay now, real talk: How do you feel about Neil Gaiman getting involved in game development? And, perhaps more importantly, which of his works do you want to see him officially translate into games? Sound off below.