Compulsion Games has announced that We Happy Few, its drug-fuelled action-adventure game about paranoia and suspicion, will launch on Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview July 26.
We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of slightly terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful delusion. Set in a drug-fuelled, retro-futuristic city in an alternative history 1964 England, you’ll have to blend in with its other citizens, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules. The opening sequence to the game, in which Arthur Hastings suddenly decides to go off the state-encouraged happy pills, was also revealed during Microsoft’s E3 media briefing. Unfortunately for Arthur, Downers are very, err, frowned upon in Wellington Wells.
Set in an alternate history England during the 1960s, We Happy Few is the tale of slightly terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. To find your way out of Wellington Wells and reconstruct the past, you’ll have to blend in with its other citizens, who don’t take kindly to those who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules
A procedurally generated world: Each time you die or beat the game, your next adventure through Wellington Wells will be different. Forget about relying on the city’s layout to escape!
A sophisticated suspicion system: The inhabitants of Wellington Wells expect you to behave in very specific ways—if they suspect you’re not taking your Joy, they’ll quickly identify you as a Downer.
Frenzied combat: Downers aren’t very popular in Wellington Wells. In fact, Wellies tend to get a bit violent whenever one walks by.
Twisted survival mechanics: In this urban setting, avoiding the Wellies’ fury often means hiding in plain sight.
An elaborate crafting system: Salvage supplies and Joy-tainted food to stay alive, but be careful not to overdose!
We Happy Few launches on Steam early access and the Xbox One game preview program on the 26th on July.