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Apr 302018

With the Kickstarter campaign for The Good Life nearing its final days, Swery released a prototype demo.

This is especially helpful since The Good Life’s “debt repayment daily life action adventure” photography-themed murder mystery still has people confused about exactly what it is.

Since it’s a prototype, it’s a bit buggy and there isn’t a lot to do, but it still gives a sample of The Good Life’s gameplay. In the demo, you can talk to three different NPCs who give you quests, which you solve through photography.

For example, one character wants proof of two people secretly meeting each other, so you need to find them and take a picture from afar. Another misses his red lorry and asks for a picture to remember it by. In addition to talking to NPCs and taking pictures, you also have the ability to pick up objects, which helps with some quests (such as stopping the lorry).

It’s a short demo. Once you complete a specific quest, the story progresses and you discover the murder, then the demo ends.

There isn’t a lot to the demo, but it’s pleasant and has a lot of potential for interesting quests. My biggest criticism is that I didn’t really like the main character. Naomi is mainly interested in money (she has to pay off a debt in the full game, after all) and she came off as a bit uncaring.

But maybe character development will change that! Either way, I’m interested in The Good Life. If you’d like to check out the prototype demo, it’s available from the Kickstarter page.

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  2 Responses to “My Time with The Good Life’s Demo”

  1. Annnd it hit the goal.

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