Shunal DokeJul 26, 2013 09:24:07 IST
Author Neil Gaiman has revealed plans for his first game, which is set to be launched later this year. Dubbed Wayward Manor, the game is being developed by The Odd Gentlemen and published by Moonshark. It will be making its way to Windows, Mac and mobile devices. Gaiman has released a video describing his decision to make the game. Check it out:
In Wayward Manor, the main character is dead and haunting a house, and the aim of the game is to scare away all of the inhabitants of the manor. How players go around doing this is up to them, as the game will give them all the tools and tricks they will ever need to accomplish such a task.
The game is available for pre-order on the official website. Pre-orders for the title follow an interesting method, however. It has been listed as a bunch of Kickstarter-styled pre-purchase options where the more money you pay, the more rewards you will get. The most expensive of these options costs $10,000. The reward, apart from the game, poster, soundtrack and other goodies, will be a dinner with Neil Gaiman in Los Angeles.
Neil Gaiman's first game
Neil Gaiman is quite a renowned author with books such as American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and Coraline, among others, under his belt. His books have been praised by critics because, despite being fantastical stories, his books end up developing a believable and quite atmospheric world. His most recent book was The Ocean at the End of the Lane.