Neil Gaiman Announces His First Video Game, Wayward Manor

Posted on July 25, 2013

Nail Gaiman has announced his first video game, Wayward Manor. Players play a ghost living in a 1920s Victoria Gothic pastoral estate. After a remarkable cast of characters moves into Wayward Manor and wakes him from his post-mortem slumbers, the ghost must find increasingly inventive and brilliant ways to scare them away. As the ghost learns more about the living characters, he also learns more about his own death and after-life, and the danger they are all facing. The game is being developed by The Odd Gentleman, an independent video game studio, in conjunction with Moonshark, a game publisher co-founded by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Gaiman says, "For quite a while there's been a story that I've wanted to tell, something inspired by the kinds of films that I loved when I was a kid. But I kept running into the same problem: it didn't really feel like a novel. It felt like something that you would have to experience yourself. So today, I'm proud to announce my first-ever game, Wayward Manor."

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