The Good Life is a “debt repayment role-playing video game” developed by White Owls Inc. and Grounding, Inc., and published by PLAYISM.
Welcome to Rainy Woods!
Naomi Hayward finds herself far from her New York home. Out of her depth and drowning in debt, she is commissioned by The Morning Bell newspaper to uncover the mystery behind Rainy Woods—a rural English town considered to be the ‘happiest in the world.’ With her camera at the ready she starts her investigation but soon finds that the town—and its wonderfully quirky residents—are hiding many secrets. Not least, why they transform into cats and dogs at night. Caught up in the town’s enchantment—Naomi must use her new found animal skills to uncover the truth about Rainy Woods.
- Put Your Photography Skills to the Test – Use your camera to get to the bottom of Rainy Woods’ mystery by taking photographs for The Morning Bell newspaper to complete commissions. They’ll pay you for your trouble but it seems you have a large debt outstanding already. Perhaps it is easier to take photos capturing the hottest trends on social app Flamingo to satisfy your fans? That ought to earn you a pretty penny and help you chip away at your debt.
- Transform, Traverse, and Track – Transform into a cat or dog in order to unlock and use unique skills! Expand your area of exploration as you jump and climb nimbly around town as a cat. Or track down villagers with your keen canine sense of smell.
- A Delicate Balancing Act… – Your earnings from commissions, Flamingo and part-time jobs around town will provide you a decent living. Why not delve into the delights of Rainy Woods? Grow vegetables in your garden? Expand your cooking repertoire? Explore the wilderness? Join the locals for a drink at the pub? Or help them out and get to know them a little bit better. The days are yours to fill with whatever you please, but remember—cultivating a good life is a balancing act!
- Get Out There and Explore – See what Rainy Woods has to offer! Set out to explore the surrounding landscapes, unlock waystones and camp sites to expand how far you can travel—or perhaps just riding a sheep across the rolling hills will bring you the most joy!
The Good Life News
The Good Life DLC ‘Behind the Secret of Rainy Woods’ launches March 9
The Good Life launches October 15
The Good Life delayed to fall, publisher changed to Playism
The Good Life launches in summer 2021
The Good Life adds Switch version; GDC 2020 trailer and gameplay
The Good Life delayed to spring 2020
The Good Life coming to Xbox One
The Good Life Kickstarter campaign fully funded, Switch version stretch goal announced
The Good Life prototype demo now available for PC
Interview: Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro on The Good Life ahead of Kickstarter finish
The Good Life PAX East 2018 build gameplay walkthrough
The Good Life ‘A Walk Around Rainy Woods’ tech demo gameplay
The Good Life Kickstarter campaign launched
The Good Life Kickstarter relaunch set for March 26
The Good Life Fig campaign to fail, Kickstarter relaunch planned by end of 2017
The Good Life reveals Cat and Dog versions
Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro’s The Good Life Fig campaign launched
The Good Life debut trailer
Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro announces mystery RPG The Good Life
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