A body-hopping, musical adventure game. Trapped in a horrific hamlet of modern monsters, ex-band manager Francis Finkelstein uses the possession wheel to sing his soul into hipster vampires, vegan werewolves and soulful zombies, using their ghoulish powers to escape from Wailing Heights.
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Mostly Positive (101) - 74% of the 101 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 27, 2016
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“This has somehow become one of my favorite games, and I couldn't be happier about that.”
9/10 – Destructoid

“... the music and the art style will stick with you for a long while after finishing the game.”
9/10 – Two Beard Gaming

“... tons of fun characters, an amazing soundtrack, and gorgeous graphics that all wrap up into a fantastic ghoulish package.”
8/10 – Game Spew

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!

System Requirements

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macOS
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    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
    Recommended:
    * Starting February 15, 2024, the Steam Client will no longer support 32-bit games or macOS 10.14 or lower.
      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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