Google Glass failed to wow him because it looks “very, very silly”. But that doesn’t make him anti-technology. Neil Gaiman, author of novels and graphic novels, has taken on a new challenge, one that involves the video game “Wayward Manor”. To be available in March 2014 on PC, Mac and tablets, he is working with The Odd Gentleman (an independent video game studio in Los Angeles) and Moonshark (a game publisher).
Without giving away details, he recently said in an interview: “It’s light-hearted, it’s goofy, it’s nice to flip points of view.” The man behind the comic book series The Sandman likes settings seen in movies like the Cary Grant classic Arsenic and Old Lace and The Man Who Came To Dinner in which Bette Davis had put in a stellar performance.
The storyline for the game involves an old house in New England and the adventures of a ghost wanting a quiet afterlife. Well, he should watch Bhooter Bhobishyat for a few pointers!
Neil is not new to video games. In 2009, his critically-acclaimed book Coraline was turned into a hit movie and also a video game (which, sadly, didn’t do well).