American Gods and the Sandman comics, has announced his first videogame, Wayward Manor, an adventure-puzzle game set from the Roaring 20's into the future, inspired by such films as Arsenic and Old Lace and The Man Who Came to Dinner.
According to Gaiman in his introductory video, "It’s lighthearted. It's goofy. It’s nice to flip points of view. Normally in a game, if you’re in a haunted house, you are going to be walking through it intrepidly with your flashlight, your bell-book and candle, and your copy of the Necronomicon and you keep going until you find the ghost. In this one all you want to do is be left in peace with your lovely house and be left alone. I don’t want to give anything away but it’s safe to say you were killed in the 1880s and you were killed for a reason.”
In Wayward Manor, the gamer plays a ghost who wants to rid his house of all of the living intruders, a dysfunctional family of misfits and eccentrics. Players must uncover their deepest anxieties to absorb their victim's fears to drive them crazy.
Gamers interested in checking out Wayward Manor can visit the official site . The game is due to be released in Fall 2013 for PC and tablets.