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Wailing Heights Descends Long Enough to Release an Announcement Trailer and Showcase It at EGX

Wailing Heights Descends Long Enough to Release an Announcement Trailer and Showcase It at EGX

Wailing Heights Descends Long Enough to Release an Announcement Trailer and Showcase It at EGX

Here we have a "coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game" from indie developer Outsider Games


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You are Frances Finklestein. For 50 years, you managed the Deadbeats, the greatest rock band in the history of Great Britain. But alas, the band members are all dead now and, as the game begins, you find yourself in…er…prison, in a town no one’s ever heard of: Wailing Heights.

Wailing Heights is actually a peaceful country village populated by not­-so-­classic monsters: vegan werewolves, hipster vampires, soul­-singing zombies and all manner of civic-­minded taxpaying ghostly inhabitants. It’s a town that has little use for the living.

From a cryptic cellmate, you learn how to “bodyhop” — a skill that enables you to leave your body and jump from ghost to vampire to zombie to werewolf. This might be a way for you to escape!

So a-hopping you go, and…what? You find that the members of the Deadbeats are here as well! They’ve not only returned in undead condition, they want to get back together!

The story of Wailing Heights was written by Kevin Beimers of indie developer Italic Pig, who has also worked on Hector: Badge of Carnage  and Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark

Wailing Heights‘ developer Outsider Games was formed in 2011 by Stephen Downey and Scott Grandison. The studio develops original properties which have included projects for the BBC and Lionsgate Films.

Wailing Heights is due to be released on PC in early 2016.

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

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