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Grounding is joining development with Swery, the creator of the cult favorite game Deadly Premonition, to work on his new game The Good Life!

Grounding is joining development with Swery,
the creator of the cult favorite game Deadly Premonition,
to work on his new game The Good Life!

On September 2, 2017 - At PAX West, Swery, the creator of Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, and the company that he is CEO of, White Owls, announced The Good Life, a debt repayment life simulation RPG with cats, for the PC which Grouding will be joining in development of. The development will be crowd funded through a Fig campaign which we will detail here.
The Good Life is part murder mystery, part life simulation where all the townspeople operate on a 24-hour life schedule, and at night, under the moonlight, they take to the streets as cats. Say what????


Fans of Swery's magical game developing skills have the unique opportunity to share in the The Good Life's financial success on The Good Life requires at least $1.5M USD in funding to achieve Swery-level greatness, and fans can support the campaign through traditional reward based backing as well as through investing in Fig Game Shares for The Good Life.

<Fig 『THE GOOD LIFE』Campaign Site>

An RPG-style town filled with fun activities and fascinating people, The Good Life offers a twisting, mysterious story swirled around a murder.



At first glance, Rainy Woods looks like a perfectly normal country town...but within this town lurks a bizarre secret and a deadly mystery. Rainy Woods is a small town in Northern England surrounded by forests. Nestled in abundant nature, stone houses built in the Middle Ages still stand beside one another, with townspeople who look out for each other, love their families, work hard, and enjoy nightly drinks at the local pubs. It is the type of small English town the exudes charm, except Rainy Woods has a big the dark of night, all the villagers turn into cats.
Players star as Naomi, a photographer straddled with debt who moves from the New York City to Rainy Woods. To pay off her debt, she must send out reports on these villagers and the town they live in. Naomi photographs different things and uncovers the town's secrets, while paying off her debt.


Players will 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. Naomi originally came to Rainy Woods to uncover the secrets of the happiest town in the world and use her reports to payoff her debt. But when she discovers the body of the wheelchair-ridden Elizabeth, it sets her journalist heart ablaze. And so, while she continues to pay off her debt, she also decides to find out the truth about Elizabeth's death.

About the game

Title: The Good Life
Genre: Debt Repayment Life Simulation RPG
Platforms: PC with consoles TBD
Release Date: Tentative set for Q3 2019
Developer: White Owls
Developer Support: Grounding.Inc

About Fig

As the only community publishing platform created by gamers for gamers that offers rewards and investment-based crowdfunding, empowers developers and passionate fans alike to bring well-known franchises and undiscovered indie titles to market. On Fig, the community is the center of the publishing process, and the focus is on successful development and commercial viability rather than solely on the funding campaign.




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