The Good Life

Enjoy everyday life while solving a murder mystery in Rainy Woods - known as the "happiest town in the world" - in this all-new "Debt Repayment RPG"!

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The Good Life - Behind the secret of Rainy Woods Released March 9th 2023!!!

In this DLC, Naomi puts her journalistic hat back on to tackle the mysteries left unsolved in the main game through 12 all-new side quests.

Spend more time with the residents, take more photos, cook more dishes, set up a secret date, save someone’s life…? Well, I guess it is time to find out!

*DLC side quests can only be accessed after clearing base game

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■Developer: White Owls Inc./Grounding Inc.

■Distributor: PLAYISM

■Genre: Debt Repayment RPG

■Platforms: PC (Steam)/Nintendo Switch/PlayStationⓇ4/Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S

■Release Date: March 9, 2023

■MSRP: $9.99

■No. of Players: 1

©2021 White Owls Inc. Licensed to and published by Active Gaming Media Inc.

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Limited time giveaway campaign ends March 30th!

To celebrate the release of the DLC, we are starting a DLC release celebration Campaign, with winners receiving either a custom designed beer glass with an engraved signature from SWERY, or a postcard with SWERY's autograph on it! This campaign is starting now!

The custom designed beer glasses and postcards to be given away were illustrated especially for this campaign and are limited edition goods.

Please read the application guidelines below and join us!


How to Apply

Follow the SWERY(@Swery65)and PLAYISM(@playismEN)Twitter accounts、And then complete the following steps:


  1. A passionate recommendation of The Good Life and why you like it. 
  2. A screenshot or video of your favorite scene
  3. Add the hashtag, #FavSceneTGL


・Original beer glass: 3 winners (designs will be decided randomly)

・Original postcards signed by SWERY: 10 winners


Participation period: March 9, 2023 - March 30, 2023 

Winner Announcement: After April 17. 2023


・One entry per person, regardless of the number of tweets. Please refrain from creating multiple accounts just for the purpose of applying.

・Winners will be contacted via Twitter direct message, so please check "Allow message requests from all accounts" in your Twitter account settings.

・Failure to reply within 7 days of receiving the message will constitute forfeiture and a new winner will be chosen.

・Winners' personal information (address, name, phone number, email address etc.) will be required in order to send the prizes. *Personal information will only be used for the purpose of shipping prizes and will be disposed of afterwards.



Journalist Naomi Hayward is drowning in debt and is at the end of her rope. Having accepted a request from The Morning Bell newspaper to “uncover the mystery of a small English town”, Naomi finds herself far from her home in New York, in Rainy Woods. Upon beginning her investigation, Naomi – camera in hand – soon discovers an inexplicable phenomenon in which the townspeople transform into cats and dogs as night falls... Then, as just she’s looking into that particular mystery, a murder occurs... Join her as she attempts to reveal the truth about Rainy Woods.


As a journalist, Naomi is able to earn money by taking photos of Rainy Woods at the request of The Morning Bell and the town’s residents. Also, if she can manage to snap photos of whatever happens to be trending on social media site “Flamingo” and increase her number of followers, she just might be able to earn enough money to make life in this small town that much easier.


Naomi herself eventually becomes able to transform into a cat or dog. Turn into a cat, and gain the ability to jump and climb all over town to explore; or transform into a dog, and use your acute sense of smell to track the town’s residents. Use your respective abilities as a human, cat, and dog wisely to more easily solve the various mysteries and incidents you’ll face.


In Rainy Woods, as long as you’ve got the money, a free and easy life is yours to be enjoyed. Growing vegetables in your garden, brushing up on your culinary skills, exploring the plains, sharing a drink with your fellow townspeople at the local pub... Stay fed, get lots of sleep, keep yourself looking nice and clean, and enjoy daily life in Rainy Woods.


Rainy Woods is full of various spots, as well as an array of events just waiting to happen. Explore the areas around the town to unlock shrines and camping grounds, expand your field of mobility, and enjoy the comfortably open world. Hopping onto a sheep and riding around the hills is just so much fun!

V1.5 Patch Release Notes

Hi all,
Thank you very much for your continued support for The Good Life!
Please find the various fixes and improvements featured in Patch V1.5 listed below.

Game difficulty adjustments:
-Route A: Adjusted stage display during the third trial of the “A Knight’s Trials” main quest.
-Adjusted difficulty level of the drinking battles.
-Adjusted the number of Emokes received for certain photographs and photographs that feature Hotwords.
-Adjusted rewards for side quests and shrine missions.

Bug Fixes (Quests)
-Fixed locator when looking for “Small Animal Hide” during the “Running, Leaping, Hopping Shoes” quest in Prologue 2.
-Fixed issue where the “Running, Leaping, Hopping Shoes” quest fails to progress if the player has already purchased the “Special Running Shoes (Size S)” before starting the quest.
-Made adjustments to Emma’s side quest so that the photo spot locator stays displayed until the players passes the photo to Emma.

Bug Fixes (Other)
-Fixed issue where the camera rotation settings are not reflected during first person mode.
-Fixed issue where the scent of Martha and Elizabeth from the main quest remains after the quest is finished.
-Fixed issue where the photography tag for the “Naomi Doll” (side quest reward) was not set up properly.
-Fixed issue where the game freezes when trying to exchange items with NPC traders.

Bug Fixes (Steam Ver. Only)
*Please note that the following fixes are only applied to the Steam version in this patch, they will be applied to the console versions in the future.
-Fixed issue that prevents objects placed in player’s garden from being stored in storage after upgrading garden.
-Reduced the increased of storage space after unlocking the outdoor campground from 50 to 14.
-Fixed issue where some items on the traders’ shop pages show an excessively large inventory number.
-Fixed issue where message allowing players choose fails to be displayed after picking up item when inventory is full (all 100 slots filled) and the item picked up is automatically lost.
-Fixed issue where opening the storage menu when the storage capacity exceeds 150 causes the game to freeze.
-Fixed issue where the player, in cat form, jumps through buildings and walls when exiting cardboard box.

V1.5 Patch Release Notes

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