Last year, Neil Gaiman announced he was putting out a video game (hooray!). Then, its October release was pushed back (drat!). Now, according to an update on the game's website, Gaiman's long-awaited "Wayward Manor" has an official release date, and it's just over two weeks away!
A project update was posted to the game's website on Friday, along with the teaser featured above:
It's been a long journey, from the initial announcement last July to today's exciting news. After the rarified success of the presale, we've been hard at work throughout 2014 to build on the initial scope of the release. The immensely talented developers, The Odd Gentlemen, have spent countless hours crafting each level with care and precision. Although it was a difficult decision to delay the release of the game, we did it with the knowledge that we were creating an even more immersive, enjoyable experience for amazing fans like yourself. Because, hey, you deserve the best, as your enthusiasm for Neil's first game has only been outdone by your patience. Now, it's time to reward your forbearance and open the doors for haunting.
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.
Here's the game's 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.