We Happy few is an indie title from Compulsion games. The game is set in Wellington Wells, a drug-fueled retro futuristic city in an alternative 1960’s England. You’ll find unnervingly happy people who don’t take kindly to people who don’t conform to their odd rules. You will discover the history of this world, and how it came to be just so beguilingly happy.
We Happy Few is about surviving in and escaping from a procedurally generated world, where you must learn to hide in plain sight. If you act out of turn, or you’re not on Joy (the local happy pills), the locals will become suspicious and will rapidly turn your frown upside down! Forcefully. You will need to practice conformity, stealth and combat if you want to survive long enough to escape. Our last look at We Happy Few was back at E3 and it certainly made an impression.
In We Happy Few, you will experience:
- a procedurally generated world, meaning that everyone’s experience will be unique,
- a range of difficulties for new and experienced players alike,
- permadeath, if you want to satisfy all your masochistic needs,
- three modes: sandbox, story and Wellie mode,
- a unique soundtrack, and
- a fully voiced, cinematic, first person story.
And you can play it in your own style:
- fill your basic needs (hunger, thirst, and sleep) to survive,
- learn how to interact with the other members of your society, and choose stealth, conformity or combat,
- encounter dozens of in-game unique events,
- conform to the specific local habits by learning to behave accordingly, and taking your Joy,
- collect recipes, scavenge items and craft dozens of weapons, tools and devices,
- fight with your bare hands or the crazy weapons you create,
- watch out for traps, or learn how to use them to your advantage.
Be sure to let us know what you think of the game.