Neil Gaiman is creating a video game

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Author, graphic novelist, Doctor Who writer – and now video games developer; It seems Neil Gaiman wants to sample every form of creative medium.

The author of Stardust and Amercian Gods has lifted the lid on his first video game project, a puzzle game entitled Wayward Manor.

Gaiman will work with US-based developer The Odd Gentleman, the firm behind XBLA puzzler The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, according to CVG.

Players take on the role of Wayward Manor's deceased owner, who must haunt his way around the mansion and scare the current occupants away.

The game will be released this autumn for PC, Mac and Tablets. The official website calls for fans to help fund further development of the franchise, offering crowd-funding stretch goal rewards such as artbooks, soundtracks, invites to the launch, dinner with Gaiman and the chance to be a character in the game.