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09-25-2017

The Good Life

At Tokyo Game Show 2017, I finally got a chance to meet and talk with one of my favorite game developers, Hidetaka Suehiro aka "Swery." He directed the masterpieces Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die while at Access Games, but after a leave to become a Buddhist monk he has started a new company called White Owls.

Their first title is The Good Life, a game that hovers between RPG, life simulation, puzzle, and adventure genres. In it you play as a journalist named Naomi who must pay off debt while simultaneously uncovering a murder. The extra twist is that people turn into cats at night. Sound strange? Welcome to the world of Swery.

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