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 (23 reviews) - 78% of the 23 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 27, 2016

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April 17

Good News, Not So Good News

Well, the Good News, is that we got our hands on the final remastered audio files a week or so back, and they are sounding great.

The Not So Good News, is that while updating the game and SDK, the compatibility of the lighting system broke, and everything in the game is very, very shiny.

The other Good News, is that we've almost fixed the lighting, and although it's taken us a little longer than expected, the remastered update shouldn't be too far away.

Bear with us just a tiny bit longer and your ears and eyes will thank us!

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March 15

St. Patrick's Day Irish Game Sale!

In honour of St. Patrick’s Day, Wailing Heights and many other Irish titles are on sale throughout the week!

You may have guessed from our accents that Wailing Heights is one of a growing list of games that is being produced across the island of Ireland. If you haven't yet, I'd recommend checking out these Steam games:

Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
Gunman Taco Truck
Project G
Bard to the Future
Guild of Dungeoneering

For the full list of cross-platform titles, links and discounts, check out imirt.ie blog post.

Have a good 'un and please help share the Irish gamedev spotlight if you can.

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

“... 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.”

“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.


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.


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.


  • 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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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