Deadly Premonition director Swery’s next, The Good Life, is being crowdfunded right now, and it’s going to have two versions for cat and dog lovers alike.
In a new update on the Fig crowdfunding campaign for The Good Life, developer White Owls has announced that there will now be two versions of the game. In the original vision for the game, the townspeople of Rainy Woods would transform into cats at night. Instead, players can pick up a version of the game in which the townsfolk (as well as the protagonist, Naomi) turn into dogs at night.
The two versions will be released simultaneously, in Pokémon style, and will be titled The Good Life -CATS- and The Good Life -DOGS- respectively.
White Owls has also announced a simple and indirect multiplayer feature for the game, in which players of one version can explore another player’s town in the other version of the game. The studio has published some in-development footage of this in action, in which dog-Naomi explores a version of Rainy Woods inhabited by cats. Find out how it works in the update post.
At the time of this writing, The Good Life’s campaign has 2,062 backers and has amassed 18% of its $1.5 million goal. There’s 14 and a half days left for the campaign to end.
Not unlike Deadly Premonition, the game is a murder mystery crossed with a life simulator, and is set in a town full of strange characters. The protagonist, Naomi, is a photographer who must work to pay off her debt while staying in Rainy Woods, while also investigating the bizarre mysteries the town seems to hold.
The game is scheduled to release sometime in 2019 for PC and PS4. Switch and Xbox One versions are being considered as stretch goals at present.