Creepy kickstarter that will fill you with Joy

A small independent Canadian game studio, Compulsion, has shown off is upcoming game at E3 and generated a lot of interest. The funding for the game came via Kickstarter where it raised over $250,000. It has been compared to the Bioshock series in terms of its retro, dystopian setting and theme, but the concept and story promises to be deeper and with significant differences to the game play that should set it out as a very unique experience for gamers.

"We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules. "

Games Com Trailer

We Happy Few will feature dark, and darkly funny, storylines that can be replayed and indeed will need to be replayed as you will restart if you die. Each new play though you find yourself in will feature a customisable version of the town of Wellington Wells. The quaint, yet alarmingly disturbing setting for the game. A town full of happy people who rely on their 'Joy' hit to keep them from remembering too much of their past.

Rejecting the normal guns in favour of frying pans and cricket bats, the game will focus on surviving by fitting in and avoiding suspicion. Then finding ways to solve the mystery of why your fellow citizens are determined to forget their past and eventually escape the deranged town. But you yourself will not play a single hero. instead there are multiple playable characters that are all flawed themselves and looking for some sort of redemption.

Reveal Trailer

The game is currently planned to release on Xbox One, Windows, Mac and Linux sometime in 2016. But there will be early access opportunities before then on Microsoft Game Preview / Steam Early Access from July 26 2016.
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Posted: 27th Jun 2016 by testuser
We Happy Few, E3, compulsion, retro