The Good Life is a mundane, domestic RPG, where characters metamorphose into mundane, domestic cats. Swery, you have excelled yourself.
Earlier in the year, we brought you the news that Hidetaka ‘Swery’ Suehiro was founding a new studio, White Owls.
In doing so, White Owls’ shiny new website asked a question, “Do you need more weird content?”
“To be honest, I’m probably alright thanks, particularly if you mean more stuff like Deadly Premonition,” was my answer, but apparently the rest of the internet answered in the affirmative.
Or at least, Swery must think they did, because White Owls have now announced a “daily life RPG” where everyone turns into cats. At night. Like werecats. But not big, scary cats, like the cat equivalent of werewolves. No! That would be silly. Cute little domestic cats, like Tiddles and Mittens and Mrs Whiskerson.
Yep, you heard. Domestic cat ailuranthropy. The man did promise weird, after all.
What’s even more bizarre? Swery’s new kitty RPG – called The Good Life; presumably not named after the 70s sitcom with Felicity Kendal – is getting a campaign on Fig, the video game crowd investment site.
So not only are we working under the assumption that people want an RPG where you turn into adorable cats – which I must confess, does sounds kinda like my perfect game; I do love cats and J-RPGs – we’re also assuming that people want to invest their own money in it and expect to make a return on that investment.
What a time to be alive!