Image Comics is teaming up with IDW Games to produce a new board game based around their Wayward comic book. The game is being designed by Jon Gilmour, co-designer of other games such as Dead of Winter and Outpost: Siberia. Wayward writer Jim Zub and illustrator Steven Cummings are cooperating with IDW to ensure authenticity.
Don’t know what Wayward is? Shame on you! It’s the greatest, most amazing……..actually, I’m unfamiliar with it as well. That’s what the synopsis is for:
Set in modern Tokyo, Wayward is an ongoing series published by Image Comics featuring teenagers imbued with supernatural power defending the world from Yokai, Japanese mythological creatures and spirits. Since launching in August 2014, Wayward has gained critical acclaim and a dedicated readership. The first volume of the series, “String Theory,” made the Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2016 List of ‘Great Graphic Novels for Teens’ and has been favorably reviewed by many outlets, including Kirkus. In addition, Wayward was recently optioned by Manga Entertainment for development as a television series.
What comic isn’t getting a TV series these days? We’re at the point where it’s rarer to get a board game. Wayward managed to get one, so it must be special. The Wayward board game currently has no release date.