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Swery’s cat RPG The Good Life will also have dogs

Good boys coming to The Good Life

Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

The murder mystery cat role-playing game in development by Hidetaka “Swery” Suehiro’s studio White Owls, The Good Life, has something for the dog lovers out there. The developer announced it is currently working on two versions of the game: The Good Life: Cats and The Good Life: Dogs.

The dog version of The Good Life will see protagonist Naomi and the citizens of English town Rainy Woods turn into dogs instead of cats at night. That will have an impact on how the game plays, according to an update from Swery that was posted to the game’s Fig crowdfunding campaign.

“Naomi will also turn into either a cat or a dog, depending on which version you buy,” Swery wrote. “As a cat, she'll be able to climb up to high spots and slip into cramped passages. As a dog, she'll be able to dig holes and follow scent trails...

“You won't just have different abilities to use, you'll also get to find different items, and the way you interact with the townspeople will also change.”

Each version will have different story beats, the creator of Deadly Premonition and D4 added.

The two versions of The Good Life will be compatible with each other in online multiplayer. Players will be able to visit their friends as a cat or dog, along with some ... creative interactive features.

“Become a cat and scratch posts and leave cricket corpses on your friend's doorstep as presents,” Swery wrote. “Or, become a dog and mark their doors with your urine and scare their sheep. There will be a bunch of creative ways to play tricks on each other!”

The Good Life is currently seeking funding through Fig, where White Owls is hoping to secure $1.5 million from backers. Currently, the campaign has raised just shy of $275,000 with two weeks left to go.

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