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Review: The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories

We aren't, all of us, brimming with confidence about ourselves, our choices, and the narrative we've written in our short time here on Earth. I've been here the best part of four decades and I can honestly tell you that I'm still not comple...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Swery's The Missing is a strange action-adventure title

We weren't sure what to make of The Missing, an upcoming action-adventure game from Swery's studio White Owls and publisher Arc System Works, but now it's starting to materialize. Key word: starting. A new teaser website has surfaced with t...

 
 
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The Good Life's story trailer has that trademark Swery humor

Whether you're familiar with Swery's new game The Good Life or you've never heard that name before, you ought to watch this story trailer. It is a strange thing of beauty and it cracked me the hell up. Deadly Premonition, D4: Dark Dreams Do...

 
 
 
 
 
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Swery will be holding a Reddit AMA this Thursday

With The Good Life's Kickstarter campaign still on-going, director Swery will be holding a Reddit AMA this Thursday to let fans get any questions in about the game. Running from 8:30 to 10:30 am PST, it won't be limited to just his upcoming...

 
 
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Swery's The Good Life is relaunching its Kickstarter today

The Good Life was an ambitious looking game helmed by Swery65 (of Deadly Premonition fame) that took to crowdfunding site Fig to get backing. It failed pretty damn hard and it seemed like the end was nigh. Swery then said he'd try again on ...

 
 
 
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Swery is taking another shot at showing us The Good Life

Last fall, quirky game developer Hidetaka Suehiro, better known as Swery, launched his first Fig campaign to fund The Good Life, his first game since D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die. It did not go well. The campaign failed. I mean really fai...

 
 
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Deadly Premonition added to Xbox One's catalog

Starting today, the cult classic Deadly Premonition will be playable on Xbox One. Microsoft's Larry Hryb took to Twitter earlier and announced that Swery65's bizarre send-up to Twin Peaks is available through the console's Backward Compatib...

 
 
 
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Swery's The Good Life, now with dogs!

When I interviewed Swery, director of Deadly Premonition and D4, at Tokyo Game Show he told me one last thing that I couldn't include in the interview. The big update I referred to was this: The Good Life will have a dog version. Inst...

 
 
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You can't talk to cats, but Swery can

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 ...

 
 
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Watch Swery goof around in motion capture for The Good Life

Swery decided to do some motion capture for his studio's, White Owls, first title The Good Life as the protagonist, Naomi. In the video he's mostly just goofing around and even a caption suggests they're not going to use the animations. On...

 
 
 
 
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Swery's new game is a mystery RPG where people turn into cats

We were supposed to have to wait until PAX West to find out what Hidetaka "Swery65" Suehiro and his new studio White Owls are up to. Those plans have been accelerated, as game crowdfunding platform Fig sent out an email announcing Swery's ...

 
 
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Swery65 is announcing his new game at PAX

Even though we've kept up with Swery65 in the years since D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die and Deadly Premonition, it feels like it's been far too long since we've been able to talk about an active, in-production game from the director. The opport...

 
 
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Swery65 is back! Opens new studio White Owls

After taking time away from Access games for health reasons and to become a Buddhist priest, Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro ultimately left Access Games in October 2016. Now he's back to making games after starting his own development studio call...

 
 
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Swery and Access Games are done

Director of cult hits Deadly Premonition and D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, Hidetaka Suehiro (better known by his nickname "Swery" or "Swery65") has officially announced his retirement from Access Games on Twitter. He has been taking a bre...

 
 




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