Little Goody Two Shoes: Everything you need to knowBe a model citizen by day and delve into the supernatural at night in this charmingly twisted narrative adventure for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC.
This Halloween, things are getting a little… twisted.
Welcome to Little Goody Two Shoes, a dark fairy tale developed by AstralShift - an insanely talented independent development team based in Portugal.
Heavily inspired by PS1 and PS2-era RPGS and 90s anime, this new narrative-focused horror adventure game puts you in the shiny red shoes of Elise - a seemingly normal young woman living a seemingly normal life in a seemingly normal village.
Spoilers… things are not normal.
You may be wondering… what exactly is this lovely game? You can get an overview in the trailer, or read on and we’ll tell you all about it.
What’s the story of Little Goody Two Shoes?
Elise is girl who lives in the small village of Kieferberg.
This unassuming young lady has one big dream - to become filthy rich! Alas, her humble beginnings mean she has no choice but to assist her neighbors with their errands and try to fit into a simple village life that does not suit her at all.
Things change when Elise finds a pair of mysterious red shoes buried in her backyard. But when she tries them on, she is bewitched!
Now she must seek out a rumored entity in the woods who can grant her wishes - all while concealing her new magical status from the occult-fearing villagers.
Will Elise settle for day-to-day drudgery or risk it all for the sake of her dream?
That’s up to you. The choices you make in this narrative adventure matter - and with 10 unique endings, who knows where your story will take you?
What do you do in Little Goody Two Shoes?
So that’s the setup, but what about the gameplay?
During the day, you must maintain the semblance of a normal life in Kieferberg, and by night you must explore the puzzles of the dangerous woods, avoiding its dark denizens and maintaining Elise’s health and sanity. And you must live this double life without rousing your neighbors’ suspicions - easier said than done!
Kieferberg during the day
When the sun is shining, you’ll head into town and hang out with the other villagers. You can help out the townsfolk and earn money by completing chores. For example, some may need you to chop wood, while others may ask you to collect eggs from some very irritable chicken, among other chores.
Whatever task you choose, you’ll get to play a fast-paced and fun minigame - it’s far more entertaining that real life work. Not for poor Elise, of course, but at least we’re having fun.
You can use the money you earn through chores to stock up on food and other useful items at the bakery or inn - you’ll need these to keep Elise healthy and on an even keel as she delves into darker things at night.
Of course, there’s more to village life than work. During the day, you’ll also have the opportunity to build your relationships with your fellow residents. Some of these relationships may go deeper than others - perhaps you’ll help Elise find her special someone among the village’s eligible bachelorettes.
Sadly, not everyone will be so receptive to Elise’s unique charms. Her harsh demeanor is found to be unpleasant by some, and tensions slowly rise as she becomes increasingly involved with the mysterious forces in the woodlands. You’ll need to be careful how you interact with them to avoid raising their suspicions, because if they realize what Elise is up to…
…well, let’s just say it won’t end well.
The Woodlands at night
When the sun goes down, Elise can venture into the woods. Many secrets lie hidden within this supernatural forest, including perhaps the answer to her dreams.
At night, you’ll explore sprawling, fantastical dungeons filled with mind-bending puzzles and equally mind-bending dangers. Elise is unable to fight, so you’ll have to look out for clever ways to avoid the murderous beasts, skittering bugs and worse threats that lurk between the trees.
It’s up to you to work out how to tackle these challenges, but whether it’s finding an alternate route, sneaking past, or just making a run for it, you’ll need to have ample resources on hand to make it through alive and get back home to face the new day.
That’s all we’ll say for now because there are surprises aplenty in the woods that are best discovered for yourselves…
How do you get Little Goody Two Shoes?
Little Goody Two Shoes is out now for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam and Windows.
A free demo is aso available on Steam, so you can try the game out for yourself:
We can’t wait for you to join Elise in Kieferberg! To stay up to date with news and information about the game be sure to follow the team on social media: