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Neil Gaiman Writes a Video Game

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.

Inspired by classic films like Arsenic and Old LaceBlithe Spirit and The Man Who Came To Dinner, the game will come out this fall. Here’s more about the game:

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.

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