Kickstarter-funded The Good Life is now available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One/X/S.
The publisher story synopsis:
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.
This open world "life simulator" will have you planting crops, snapping pictures, wandering town looking for the doctor/vet to treat your toothaches and colds, mining, cooking... oh, and between dealing with the very eccentric residents of Rainy Woods, you'll be transforming into a cat or a dog, or maybe riding a sheep around the countryside.
If you're familiar with other SWERY games (including the infamously polarizing Deadly Premonition) you won't be surprised that it's a very weird, very janky game that has a number of very positive reviews and a number of scathing ones.