Famous English author Neil Gaiman, who is known for a number of hit books (among other literature) including Stardust, American Gods and Coraline, has debuted his first major gaming project, Wayward Manor.
The new title, a "puzzle/adventure game hybrid that invites players to solve the mysteries of the mansion any way they choose," is being published by Moonshark and in development by The Odd Gentlemen, a studio who is well known for their indie hit titles The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and Flea Symphony. Currently Wayward Manor is expected to be the first chapter in a multi-part series.
There’s something to be said for shrouding endeavors in mystery, but some of you might desire proper context for what you’re looking at. Based on an original tale by Neil Gaiman, Wayward Manor is a new game for PC, Mac and tablets, due to be released Fall 2013.
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.
Those eager to put their hand up early can pre-order the title over at their official website
for as little as $10, with those pre-ordering early gaining one song from the official game's soundtrack. Anyone interested in paying up slightly more can get the game including the full soundtrack for $30 and a digital book is included in the $40 price tag.
Of course there is also other pre-order variations including physical attire, which you can check out at their official website
. If you happen to have $10,000 lying around you can also grab a dinner with Neil Gaiman, and according to the description "convince Neil to include you in his next novel."
Wayward Manor is expected to debut on PC and Mac sometime before December 2013. Check out Neil Gaiman's official announcement video below.