LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Critically-acclaimed, best-selling author Neil Gaiman (“The Ocean at the End of the Lane,” “The Sandman” series of graphic novels, “American Gods,” “The Graveyard Book” and “Coraline”) today announced the launch of his first-ever video game, WAYWARD MANOR. Set in a 1920s Victorian Gothic pastoral estate, WAYWARD MANOR players unravel the mystery of a ghost (player) seeking a peaceful after-life. After a remarkable cast of characters moves into Wayward Manor and wakes him from his post-mortem slumbers, the 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. WAYWARD MANOR will be available just in time for the holidays on PC, Mac, and tablets.
“For quite a while there's been a story that I've wanted to tell, something inspired by the kinds of films that I loved when I was a kid,” said Gaiman. “But I kept running into the same problem: it didn't really feel like a novel. It felt like something that you would have to experience yourself. So today, I'm proud to announce my first-ever game, WAYWARD MANOR.”
WAYWARD MANOR is being developed by The Odd Gentleman (THE MISADVENTURES OF P.B. WINTERBOTTOM and FLEA SYMPHONY), an award-winning independent video game studio, in conjunction with Moonshark, a game publisher co-founded by Creative Artists Agency (CAA). The release is supported by a unique, exclusive presale campaign, offering rewards for fans including limited-edition merchandise, the opportunity to name a game character, and even a private dinner with Gaiman, among others. Presale orders are now being accepted at www.WhoHauntsNeil.com.
About Neil Gaiman
Neil Gaiman is a New York Times Best-Selling author of more than 20 books for adults and children, including the novels The Ocean at the End of the Lane (which debuted at #1), Neverwhere, Stardust, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Coraline, The Graveyard Book, and the Sandman series of graphic novels. He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers and is the recipient of numerous literary honors, including the Locus and Hugo Awards and the Newbery and Carnegie Medals.
About Odd Gentlemen
The Odd Gentlemen is an award-winning independent video game studio based in Los Angeles, California. Debuting with The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, and most recently releasing the Apple Editor's Choice Game, Flea Symphony, the studio strives to master unique and memorable gaming experiences. Purveyors of fine video gaming, The Odd Gentlemen focuses on games that are humorous and charming with fantastical worlds, quirky characters, and compelling stories that highlight creative and innovative gameplay. More information can be found at www.theoddgentlemen.com or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/theoddgentlemen.
Moonshark (Stan Lee’s VERTICUS and DANCEPAD, released with Jennifer Lopez) is a mobile game publisher start-up, co-founded by Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency, bringing to market original mobile entertainment properties by pairing the most creative minds in entertainment with leading mobile developers. Moonshark funds, produces, markets and publishes app concepts developed in partnership with high-profile talent, finding the best developers to bring these apps to life.
For more information on Moonshark and its upcoming apps, visit www.moonshark.com.