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Production begins on Jennifer Wilde: The Ghost of Oscar Wilde

Outsider Games is partnering with comic book publisher Atomic Diner to adapt the best-selling and award-winning comic book Jennifer Wilde as a point & click adventure game; Jennifer Wilde: The Ghost of Oscar Wilde. 

Jennifer Wilde: The Ghost of Oscar Wilde received funding from Northern Ireland Screen supported by Invest NI. 

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 believes the recent death of her father was no ‘accident’. Finding a chained locket in her father’s hotel, Jennifer attempts to use her childhood gift for talking to ghosts to call his spirit back. Unwittingly, the ghost recalled is that of Oscar Wilde, famous Irish playwright, whose affair with Jennifer’s father has bound his ghost to the locket. 

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.

Developed by Outsider Games and the team behind Wailing Heights, Jennifer Wilde: The Ghost of Oscar Wildefeatures black and white, ink washed 2D graphics that perfectly capture the aesthetic of the original comic book. 

Jennifer Wilde’s script comes courtesy of original series author, Maura McHugh, whose writing credits include Mike Mignola’s Witchfinder comics, and Barron’s Twisted Myths and Twisted Fairy Tales.