When it comes to wonderfully weird games you rarely have to look any further than Kickstarter, and The Good Life is an upcoming game that looks set to be the perfect mix of creepy, cool and cute.
From WERY, Yukio Futatsugi, White Owls and Grounding, The Good Life, is described as a life simulation game with a difference. You’ll be tasked with selling your photographs of weird phenomena around the town – but that’s not all.
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The game’s official description reads: “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.”
Sounds pretty typical, life sim, right? Well, until you realise that “in the moonlight, all the townspeople suddenly transform… And suddenly, the town is filled with cats and dogs!”
The game page explains: “Once a month, everyone who lives there transforms into either a cat or a dog.
“Naturally, Naomi and the player will also turn into a cat or a dog.”
Not only will you have town mysteries to solve, but you’ll also have a murder to look into, making this the perfect game for true crime lovers.
From what’s been shown so far, the game looks absolutely glorious, boasting a unique almost paper-craft-like style and muted tones that, along with the storyline, bear the promise of an intricate and memorable experience.
With a range of stretch goals still open for those interested in backing the game, this fully-funded project is expected to launch on PC and PlayStation at some point later this year.
Featured Image Credit: White Owls