Outsider Games, the developer behind the musical comedy Wailing Heights has partnered with Irish comic book publisher Atomic Diner and Northern Ireland Screen to adapt the best-selling and award-winning comic book Jennifer Wilde as a point & click adventure game.
Jennifer Wilde is set At the start of the Jazz Age in Paris in 1921, young French artist Jennifer Chevalier becomes embroiled in death, espionage and revolution which takes her across the three nations of France, England and Ireland – ably assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde.
Jennifer and Oscar find themselves involved in schemes of murder, ghosts and intrigue as they attempt to solve Jennifer’s father’s murder, and develop a deep friendship along the way…
Jennifer Wilde features black and white, ink washed 2D graphics that perfectly capture the aesthetic of the original comic book.
The script comes courtesy of the original series author, Maura McHugh, whose writing credits include Mike Mignola’s Witchfinder comics, and Barron’s Twisted Myths and Twisted Fairy Tales.
If Wailing Heights is anything to go by, we should be able to expect a great story topped off by authentic voice acting.
Michael Vane is a freelance journalist and co-editor of PN2. He’s on Twitter @DrVane