Neil Gaiman's Debut Video Game 'Wayward Manor' Gets July Release Date, Haunt Your Foes In Macabre Puzzler On Steam [VIDEO]

By Steve Buja , Updated Jun 27, 2014 11:33 AM EDT

Author Neil Gaiman, not content with dominating merely the graphic novel and fiction genres, sets his sights for digital domination with his game, Wayward Manor. The game will hit Steam and Humble for both PC and Mac on July 15, the game's developer The Odd Gentlemen announced today.

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In true Gaiman fashion, the game will feature a supernatural storyline set in a macabre 1920s manor estate in New England. Wayward Manor puts you in the shoes of a ghost who has to haunt the human players living in the house, a fun twist on the Ghostbusters-esque trope that most supernatural games take. Ghosts are people, too, right? At least they were.

"Your mission is to clear the house of all these people," said Gaiman. "You want to scare them away. How you do that will take all your ingenuity and brilliance."

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The official site states that a tablet version of the game is in the works, but no release date has been given.

The game was partially funded with the help of over 3000 fans on Kickstarter, which strikes me as a criminally low number for something that is the brainchild of one of the most popular authors of this generation.

Neil Gaiman is the best selling author of the legendary Sandman graphic novels, the novels American Gods, Neverwhere and Coraline. He, Alan Moore and Grant Morrison form an untouchable trifecta of artists who reinvented the graphic novel format back in the 80s. The Odd Gentlemen are also releasing a Kickstarter funded project based on the interactive webcomic Homestuck, called The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom.

Watch the trailer for Wayward Manor below and clear out some time on July 15. You're going to need a lot of it.

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