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The Good Life

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Genre: RPG/Action
Developer: White Owls

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'The Good Life' (ALL) Gets Collector's Edition With Boston Video Game Orchestra Soundtrack - Trailer

by Rainier on April 16, 2018 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT

The Good Life is a daily life RPG set in a happy town where something strange happens at night, and only cats can access certain secret paths, roof tops and attics.

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.

Why does this happen? Is this why everyone in town is so happy? No one seems to remember what they do at night.

Say what????

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.

Limited Run Games is producing a special physical collector's edition of The Good Life that will include a Kickstarter exclusive box, the game disc, a Rainy Woods Tourist Guide, an art book, trading cards, an autographed postcard from the development team, and the incredible soundtrack CD being created by the Boston-based Video Game Orchestra.

White Owls is currently running a kickstarter campaign, looking for $647,910 to finish up development on The Good Life.

The Good Life's Kickstarter has pledge options at every monetary level, starting at approximately $1, and offers backers myriad rewards, including digital concept art, special character outfits, and even an in-game dinner with SWERY! Anyone who pledges more than $130 will receive the Limited Run Games physical collector's edition of the game.

The Good Life's Kickstarter has pledge options at every monetary level, starting at approximately $1, and offers backers myriad rewards, including digital concept art, special character outfits, and even an in-game dinner with SWERY! Anyone who pledges more than $130 will receive the Limited Run Games physical collector's edition of the game.

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.

The Good Life is being developed by Swery, known for Deadly Premonition and D4, and his mad capped merry folk at While Owls for PC and PS4.


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