It's been an up and down road from the announcement to the official release date of Neil Gaiman's first horror themed video game - according to an update on the game's website, "Wayward Manor" has an official release date!
While obviously NOT a "horror" game per-se, it has some of the darker elements we've grown up loving from Gaiman - reminiscent of films like Coraline, it looks spooky, fun, and more than a little endearing.
Wayward Manor will be released on July 15th.
The game will be available on Steam for PC and Mac. If you haven't yet preordered the title, buy it on The Humble Store, where 10% of the proceeds go to charity.
Synopsis, via Steam:
Wayward Manor invites you to jump into the afterlife of a disgruntled ghost, trying to reclaim his house from its newfound owners. Set in the 1920s, this puzzle/adventure game transports players to an era of dark screwball comedy where they must unlock the secrets of a twisted mansion. Players will discover the quirks of Wayward Manor's unwelcome guests and choose how to prey on their darkest fears.
The Budds, a dysfunctional family of misfits and eccentrics, have brought their own abysmal possessions into your humble abode and stifled your power. Each level is a playground for scares where players earn fear to take back control of the room. If you want free reign over your mansion once again, you must drive the Budds mad with fear using only your imagination and their hideous belongings.
Sounds a little like Spider Baby, The Haunted Mansion, and Coraline all smashed into one little haunted house of a game, I'm also a sucker for 20s themed things. I'm personally not much of a gamer, but I'll definitely be checking this one out!