There are few out there who do not recognize the name of Neil Gaiman, at least when it comes to his Sandman and novel fame. But this guy does a lot more than just these two mediums. He’s been involved in movies, done stage work with his lovely wife Amanda Palmer, and now it looks like Gaiman will be making his first foray into the world of video games. Yes, if you’ve ever wanted to play a Neil Gaiman story, you’ll have your chance with Wayward Manor.
Working with video game developers, The Odd Gentlemen, the official description of Wayward Manor is as follows:
Wayward Manor is a puzzle/adventure game hybrid that invites players to solve the mysteries of the mansion any way they choose. You play as a disgruntled ghost, trying to reclaim your house from its newfound owners.
This dysfunctional family of misfits and eccentrics have stifled your power and brought their own abysmal possessions into your humble abode. Each level is a playground for scares where players absorb fear to take back control of the room.
If you want free reign over your mansion once again, you must uncover their deepest anxieties and drive them mad with fear using your wits and their hideous belongings.
And in the following video, Gaiman talks a bit about what to expect from the game and shows off some of the art design:
If you feel like pre-ordering the game and pledging your support to the project, you can head over to their website.
Thanks to BleedingCool for the heads-up.