Author Neil Gaiman has written his first video game, Wayward Manor. We’ve embedded a video introduction to the game above, guided by Gaiman himself.
Set in a 1920s Victorian Gothic pastoral estate, Wayward Manor focuses on the plight of a ghost whose hope of a peaceful after-life is interrupted by a remarkable cast of intruders. Awoken from his post-mortem slumbers, our ghost must find ever-more 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.
Before the release, video game studio The Odd Gentleman and app creators Moonshark Mobile have created an online “a pop-up shop, not only for Neil’s devoted fans, but also admirers of idiosyncratic gaming experiences.”
You can pre-order a copy of the game at the site, and earn rewards for spending more money on the campaign. $10,000 could win you dinner with Gaiman. The game will be available for PC, Mac and tablet players.