A body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in a horrific hamlet of monsters, with a story by Kevin Beimers (Hector: Badge of Carnage) and glorious 2D artwork from a host of illustrious comic book talent.
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Mostly Positive (24 reviews) - 79% of the 24 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 27, 2016

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August 14

New Track! Wailing Height's Indie band - The Aos Sí - album for Pre-order

James Downey and the Aos Sí, who you will recognise as the singing voices of Leg End and Ada Z and the Zom Bs, have put their own indie album up for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon UK and Bandcamp.

Thanks to popular demand, they're also going to let us add their new recording of Dancing Through Eden, the song played outside the Cremetary, to our soundtrack DLC as a free update!

I've heard the album and it's pretty amazing. The DLC will be updated sometime after their release on Sep 1, but you can listen to a preview of Dancing Through Eden on their Amazon page.

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June 30

Nominee for Best Script at the Zebbie Awards!

Congratulations to Kevin Beimers on being nominated for Best Game Script by the Writer's Guild of Ireland for his work on Wailing Heights!

We didn't win the overall prize, that honour went to Little Acre (another great adventure game you should check out), but a great night was had by all.



To celebrate, we're thinking of formatting and releasing Kevin's original Wailing Height's script as DLC, alongside our long-awaited game update (coming very soon!)

Anyone interested in reading the original script to see how the whole story came together?

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Reviews

“... Wailing Heights is a masterclass of strange and familiar.”
STLG

“... from start to finish Wailing Heights is so endearing that I was left feeling that this microcosm of Britishness - warts and all - was truly brilliant by the end.”
VGChartz

“A great adventure & musical videogame full of puzzles, with a charismatic look and good sense of humor. - (Metacritic summary)”
IGN Spain

About This Game

A coffin-rocking, body-hopping, musical adventure game, set in a horrific hamlet of monsters.

Set in a peaceful, blood-curdling village blessed with gorgeous panoramic mountaintop views and the blissful stench of rotting corpses, Wailing Heights is home to the likes of vegan werewolves, hipster vampires, soulful zombies and all manner of well-adjusted supernatural taxpaying home-owners.

Story


Meet Frances Finklestein​, the one-time manager of the all-time greatest rock band that Great Britain ever produced: The Deadbeats​.

After being invited to a gig in a town no one's ever heard of, Frances Finklestein is trapped in a holding cell, charged with the crime of... Being Alive! A mysterious cellmate teaches you the power of possession. You learn to “body­-hop”, leaving your corpse in the holding cell and jumping from ghost to vampire to werewolf to zombie. Each creature’s skills and abilities bring you one step closer to getting your body out of lock-up and getting the hell out of Wailing Heights. But of course, it’s never that easy…

As you jump from one musical monster to another, familiar sounds and faces start up show up. The Deadbeats have returned as the undead, and they want to get the band back together.

Gameplay


In the style of classic adventure games, you will need to talk to the locals, choosing just the right thing to say (and who to be), collect lyrics as you explore the town, listen to musical clues, and like all great songwriters; steal things from other songs. Add these ingredients to your musical possession wheel, and sing your soul right into a monsters' body, gaining their supernatural abilities and moving one step closer to escaping Wailing Heights.

Features


  • A laugh-out-loud script from Kevin Beimers, who brought you tthe critically-defamed Hector: Badge of Carnage (Published by Telltale Games) and Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark (Published by Team17)
  • Gorgeous comic-book styled visuals and cut-scenes, brought to you by awesome artists such as John Mc Farlane (The Revenants), Glenn Fabry (Preacher), John McCrea (Hitman), PJ Holden (Judge Dredd) and more...
  • Over 4000 lines of quality voice acting!
  • An original soundtrack of indie, pop, soul and country tunes!


    For press and let's play enquiries email contact @ outsidergames.com

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or higher (32-bit not supported)
    • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT/AMD X1650 XT
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS 10.7.4 or higher
    • Processor: 1.86 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit systems not supported
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu Equivalent Distro
    • Processor: Dual-Core 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT or equivalent
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: 32-bit systems not supported

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