Fan favorite, Neil Gaimon, will be stepping into unknown territory when he releases his first video game Wayward Manor. Set in Gothic New England, the game follows the misadventures of a ghost who wants nothing more than a peaceful afterlife, and to kick out the motley crew living in the house he once called home.
Gaimen had attempted to slip into the virtual worlds before, working with several studios that, eventually, went bankrupt before the final product could see the light of day.
“Back in the late 1990s I spent a lot of time working with various gaming companies,” he said. “What tended to happen is I put an incredible amount of work in these things and just as something was about to happen, the company was about to go bankrupt.”
As part of the promotion, Gaimen is offering pre-sale opportunities that includes limited-edition merchandise, the chance to name a game character, and even a private dinner with Gaiman.
The game is being produced by game developers The Odd Gentlemen and Moonshark and will be available on PC, Mac and Tablets.