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Well, that's a relief. After trying his hand at crowdfunding The Good Life on Fig last year and coming up short, Swery brought his "debt repayment daily life RPG" to Kickstarter in March. The fund drive has been a marathon, not a sprint, and I wasn't so sure it'd make its goal. But thanks to a lot of activity in the crowdfunding campaign's final days, The Good Life has surpassed its $619K funding goal.
Releasing a playable prototype for the game was a smart move, and if you haven't tried it out yet, it's not too late to do so. The Good Life revolves around Naomi, a debt-ridden photojournalist stuck taking jobs from offbeat locals in the small town of Rainy Woods. As another wrinkle, she's caught up in a murder mystery and, once a month, everyone in town turns into either a cat or a dog.
It's a mighty strange game. I'm glad it's coming to fruition.