The Good Life PAX West Trailer

Posted on 04 Sep 2017

Gaming director and all-round mad bastard SWERY has worked on a few “so bad it’s good” games, most notably Deadly Premonition and D4. Now he’s at it again, with a new game titled Life Is Good about a female photographer who moves to a small English village and decides it’s a bit shite and has to pay off her debt to go back to New York. Naturally it’s not so simple, thanks to being directed by SWERY there’s also a murder mystery and oh, by the way, everyone turns into cats at night.


Look, either you’re a SWERY fan or you’re not, the guy’s video game Marmite. There’s currently a crowdfunding campaign going on over on Fig trying to raise 1.5 million dollars to make the game happen.

Stay tuned for more news on this insanity as it happens.

Official Press Release

The Good Life is a Debt Repayment Life Simulation RPG with Cats from the Creator of Deadly Premonition

The Good Life Fig Campaign to Raise $1.5M USD

September 2, 2017 – At PAX West, Swery, the creator of Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, and his merry team of mad men at White Owl, announced The Good Life, a debt repayment life simulation RPG. It’s part murder mystery, part life simulation where all the townspeople operate on a 24-hour life schedule, and at night, under the moonlight, they take to the streets as cats. Say what????

Fans of Swery’s magical game developing skills have the unique opportunity to share in the The Good Life’s financial success on (ADD HYPERLINK TO PAGE). The Good Life requires at least $1.5M USD in funding to achieve Swery-level greatness, and fans can support the campaign through traditional reward based backing as well as through investing in Fig Game Shares for The Good Life.

“Swery QUOTE,” said cat loving Swery, CEO, White Owl.

The Good Life – Story

An RPG-style town filled with fun activities and fascinating people, The Good Life offers a twisting, mysterious story swirled around a murder. At first glance, Rainy Woods looks like a perfectly normal country town…but within this town lurks a bizarre secret and a deadly mystery. Rainy Woods is a small town in Northern England surrounded by forests. Nestled in abundant nature, stone houses built in the Middle Ages still stand beside one another, with townspeople who look out for each other, love their families, work hard, and enjoy nightly drinks at the local pubs. Each character has a unique personality and lives out a unique life. Events change depending on the time of day, weather, and season. Even though they live in a game world, they worry, suffer, have fun, love, and hate as much as any real person. It is the type of small English town the exudes charm, except Rainy Woods has a big secret…in the dark of night, all the villagers turn into cats.

Players star as Naomi, a photographer straddled with debt who moves from the New York City to Rainy Woods. As an étrangère, players feel both alienated yet strangely comfortable. Players must make friends, solve mysteries, and become emotionally invested! Naomi must make a life for herself in the happiest and most bizarre town in the world. To pay off her debt, she must send out reports on these villagers and the town they live in. Naomi photographs different things and uncovers the town’s secrets, while paying off her debt.

But, The Good Life is also a mystery tale in the vain of Raymond Chandler or Conan Doyle. Players will make a tragic discovery in the town’s river…the brutally murdered body of a young girl, her heart pierced by an ancient, medieval sword. Naomi originally came to Rainy Woods to uncover the secrets of the happiest town in the world and use her reports to pay off her debt. But when she discovers the body of the wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth, it sets her journalist heart ablaze. And so, while she continues to pay off her debt, she also decides to find out the truth about Elizabeth’s death.

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L Coulsen
Posted 04 Sep 2017, 16:22
Oh Swery. You do you dude, you do you