The Good Life release date October 15, 2021 Playism White Owls Swery debt repayment RPG Nintendo Switch PC Xbox One PlayStation 4 PS4

Publisher Playism and developer White Owls have dropped the release date trailer for The Good Life, a “debt repayment RPG” from Hidetaka Suehiro (“Swery”) that will launch on October 15, 2021 on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. The game has been in the works for a good while now, having conducted a successful Kickstarter back in 2018, and it has a pretty wild premise. Journalist Naomi Hayward travels to Rainy Woods in England for photography and to investigate a secret for a client — and she’s doing it because she needs the money to help “escape a colossal mountain of debt.” However, the weird part is that Naomi discovers the townspeople transform into cats and dogs at night, and eventually she can too. Oh, and there’s also a murder to solve.

So yeah, The Good Life throws a lot of ideas in its Swery blender, and the release date trailer does a good job of touching upon several of those elements. The game really seems to be touching upon modern life, between its “colossal debt” character motivation and the fact that a social media app called Flamingo exists to help you sell your photos and gain popularity. You can also apparently learning gardening and cooking, go drinking at the bar, or ride a sheep. Basically, Swery is just shooting a bunch of 3s with his ideas for this game.

The Good Life release date is set for October. Now… we wait.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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