Neil Gaiman Is Creating A Game Called Wayward Manor

Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors  with American Gods being one of my favourite books, so to see him enter the gaming world is interesting. The game is called Wayward Manor and is being developed by The Odd Gentleman, whose other titles include Flea Symphhony and The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom. Publishing duties will be handled Moonshark with their past portfolio including Stan Lee’s Verticus.

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The story for Wayward Manor is about a ghost who becomes disturbed by some people who enter the manor, so he takes it upon himself to scare them away. As events move forward the ghost discovers information about his death and about a danger that will affect both living and dead. It’s an interesting premise that will no doubt feature some strange twists.

Wayward Manor is also available for pre-order though there are twelve different packages on offer, ranging from the basic $10 package which nets you the game, and then all the way up to the $10,000 package which gets you a meal with Neil himself, though it doesn’t cover travel costs. There are other, more affordable packages which include posters, soundtracks and t-shirts too. You can go to the launch party for $150, though I’d assume you’d have to pay for travel. If you have $1000 spare you can get most of the pre-order package deals (except an invite to the party or dinner) and have your name in the game.

Wayward Manor will be releasing on PC, Mac and tablets during Autumn 2013.

Source: Official site

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6 Comments

  1. Interesting stuff. I’m also a big Neil Gaiman fan but not sure I’ll get to play this as not a PC or Mac gamer. Oh well will just have to keep an eye out for reviews, videos etc and dream….

  2. The premise sounds fascinating and worthy of a video game, that’s for sure. Hope it turns out to be a little gem. :-)

  3. I think the only book of his that i’ve read is the one he did with Terry Pratchett, Good Omens. But that was a few years ago now so i’m not sure what to expect from him. If the game is a success it might make it’s way to console so i’ll keep an eye out for that.

  4. Just finished reading Neverwhere not too long ago, which was fantastic. I will mosy certainly be keeping an eye on this one. Not sure where the justification for $10,000 dollars to have a meal with him comes from, I hope that’s for charity or some such!

  5. So far, this premise sounds incredibly similar to the game “Ghost Master (The Gravenville Chronicles)”, just with a little more plot. However, that plot is being written by Neil Gaiman, so it might just be worth a look.

  6. One of the most imaginative and original authors of our generation, I’ll be looking forward to this!

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