If you’re reading an article on this website, there’s a pretty good chance that you like Deadly Premonition, and since you’re currently on the Internet, it’s almost certain that you like cats.

Well, have I got a thing for you…

Swery 65, game designer and raconteur extraordinaire has launched a crowdfunding project for his next game, titled The Good Life.

In this upcoming title, players will take on the role of Naomi, A photographer transplanted from New York into the rural English countryside. She’s got to work off a massive debt that she’s accumulated. At the same time, players can expect a murder mystery and a healthy dose of the sort of idiosyncratic storytelling and quirky, compelling narrative that players were treated to in Swery’s previous works, like Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die.

In this particular game, the English town that hosts Naomi holds a surprising secret — once the sun goes down, everyone in the town turns into a cat. These neo-felines have nocturnal adventures, but in the morning they forget everything that happened the night before.

It’s a richly promising premise, and anyone familiar with his work can easily imagine the kind of exploration and investigation that will take place here. Also collaborating on the project is Ryan Payton from Camouflaj (makers of Republique) and Yukio Futatsugi, currently of G-rounding and the developer behind work such as Panzer Dragoon and Phantom Dust.

At the time this article is being written, the project still has 25 days left for players and fans to pledge. If this sounds like your kind of thing — and I’m guessing that it does — head on over to the Fig crowdfunding page and chip in a couple bucks to help make this game in reality. And, full disclosure, I am a backer, so I’m putting my money where my mouth is.

Join me!

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway

Brad Gallaway has been playing games since arcades were a thing and Atari was the new hotness. He's been at GameCritics since 2000. Currently, he's juggling editing duties, being a homeschooling dad, a devoted husband, and he does try to play a game once in a while.

Brad still loves Transformers, he's on Marvel Puzzle Quest when nobody's looking, and his favorite game of all time is a toss-up between the first Mass Effect and The Witcher 3. You can catch his written work here at GameCritics and you can hear him weekly on the @SoVideogames Podcast. Follow Brad on Twitter and Instagram at @BradGallaway, or contact him via email:

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Bad Coop
3 years ago

Oh GOD yes please! Also, did Ryan Payton work on Metal Gear Solid 4, or am I just imagining that?