The omnipresent Neil Gaiman is stretching his wings even further. Gaiman is set to launch his first video game, called Wayward Manor.
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. A gothic New England estate is the setting, with the storyline running from the 1920s all the way to the not-too-distant future. As the ghost tries harder and harder to get rid of the squatters, he also unravels the mystery of his own death and the after-life.
The game will be available for game players this fall on PC, Mac, and tablet platforms. As part of the release, Gaiman is also “offering fans a pre-sale opportunity that includes limited-edition merchandise, the chance to name a game character, and even a private dinner with Gaiman.”
UPDATE: Here’s a video teaser from Neil…
[via Paul Di Filippo]