Introducing The Good Life — Swery is Back!

Swery is back, and his next game has gone up for crowdfunding on Fig!

The Good Life is a game that follows the story of Naomi, a New York Photographer in the “happiest town in the world” to earn money to pay back her massive debt. However, the place she’s going to is….

“5 and a half hours from London… By BUS?!”

“No internet? No cell service? No Starbucks? No clubbing?!”

“No New York style pizza! No burritos!”

“They let sheep graze anywhere?”

“And yet they have, not one pub, but FIVE??”

“What were they thinking?!”



At first look, the town is perfectly normal, but Naomi soon discovers a very bizarre secret!

At night, people turn into cats.




The Good Life is based in an RPG-style town filled with fun activities and fascinating people, offering a thrilling, twisting murder mystery. At first glance, Rainy Woods looks like a normal country town in Northern England comprised of stone houses built in the Middle Ages, nestled in abundant nature and surrounded by forest. Looking deeper, however, Rainy Woods is home to a bizarre and deadly mystery. Throughout the day, the townsfolk work hard, look out for one another, love their families, and enjoy nightly drinks at the local pubs. Each character has a unique personality and lifestyle. Events change depending on the time of day, weather, and season. Even though some may argue that they live in a video game world, the townsfolk of Rainy Woods still worry, suffer, love, hate, and have fun as any real person would. Rainy Woods and its small English aesthetic exudes a unique sense of charm, fully realized when, in the dark of night, its villagers transform into cats.

Players star as Naomi, a photographer straddled with debt who moves from New York City to Rainy Woods. As an étrangère, players feel both alienated yet strangely comfortable as they must make friends, solve mysteries, and become emotionally invested in Naomi’s quest to make a life for herself in the happiest and most bizarre town in the world. To pay off her debt, she sends reports and photographs on villagers and their town as she uncovers its deadly secret.

The Good Life is a mystery tale in the vain of Raymond Chandler or Conan Doyle. Players 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. Having first arrived in Rainy Woods to uncover the secrets of the happiest town in the world and payoff her debt, Naomi is thrusted into a bizarre mystery, setting her journalist heart ablaze as she sets her sights on revealing the truth behind the young girl’s murder.


Murder in the happiest town in the world… What sort of fate will it lead Naomi to?


The Good Life holds the true essence of Swery’s creative mind, bringing his passion for games, murder mysterious, cats and more together into a gripping and fascinating game for fans and new players alike.


The Good Life is up on Fig now for fans to back! Check it out now.


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