Swery's The Good Life Game Kickstarter Launches
posted on by Karen Ressler
White Owls and G-Rounding Game launched their Kickstarter campaign for The Good Life, the proposed new game by developer Hidetaka Suehiro (also known as Swery or Swery65). The project is seeking to raise US$647,910 by May 4. If the project is successful, it will fund the game for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.
In addition to the introduction video above, White Owls streamed a comparison trailer contrasting old and new versions of the game.
The game's previous Fig crowdfunding campaign failed to reach its US$1,500,000 goal last October. The campaign launched last August.
White Owls describes the game:
Play as Naomi, a journalist from New York who moves to a backwoods British town called Rainy Woods in order to pay off her massive debt.
The only way for her to escape from debt hell is to take pictures of happenings in the town and report on them. Of course, 'the happiest town in the world' is not your average town...
The inhabitants of the happiest town in the world are some of the most bizarre people you'll ever come across. You'll live alongside them as you solve mysteries and experience a hearty helping of craziness. We're sure that you'll eventually come to love all the mystery, horror, and good old charm that this town has to offer.
The townspeople, and Naomi, turn into either cats or dogs at night. At the beginning of the game, the player will select if Naomi becomes a cat or a dog, but will eventually be able to switch between them.
Suehiro launched the new game development company called White Owls on November 1, 2016 in Osaka. In 2002, he was a founding member of Access Games, where he began his career directing games with Spy Fiction. He went on to work on Deadly Premonition, Lord of Arcana, and Lord of Apocalypse, and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. The developer resigned from Access Games in 2016.