Swery's The Good Life Game Launches in Fall 2021

posted on by Adriana Hazra
Playism is new publisher for game

Playism announced on Saturday that it will release White Owls and Hidetaka Suehiro's (also known as Swery or Swery65) The Good Life game in fall 2021. Hidetaka Suehiro announced on the same day that the company is the new publisher for the game in partnership with White Owls. Playism streamed a trailer for the game.

White Owls hosted a Kickstarter campaign for the game, which met its goal in May 2018 to fund the game for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The game will also release for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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.

The game's previous Fig crowdfunding campaign failed to reach its US$1,500,000 goal in October 2017.

Suehiro launched the new game development company White Owls in November 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, Lord of Apocalypse, and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. He resigned from Access Games in 2016.

Sources: Hidetaka Suehiro's Twitter account, Playism's YouTube channel via Hachima Kiko

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