White Owls Inc.’s first project, The Good Life, has a new story trailer brimming with personality and the typical Swery-brand of weirdness.
Following the project’s extraordinary final push to achieve funding, The Good Life is now shaping up nicely, with a Switch port now possible if funding reaches USD $800,000.
The story trailer, which is, in typical Swery fashion, misspelled as “STROY”, provides more details about the title’s mish-mash of a narrative, which looks like a noir take on Lost In Translation mixed with Aristocats.
The story itself tasks players with assuming the role of Naomi, a journalist from New York, who moves to a backwoods British town called Rainy Woods. Shortly after arriving, she uncovers a murder mystery along with another surprise: the town’s inhabitants turn into cats or dogs at night.
More of the project’s unique art style is also seen, which, on the surface, looks almost papercraft and origami-like, with obvious nods to British architecture and small town culture.
White Owls Inc. is a Japanese developer founded by director and writer Hidetaka Suehiro, better known as Swery. Suehiro has previously worked on games such as D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die and Deadly Premonition while working at Access Games.