There’s one gaping ol’ plot hole in We Happy Few – and Compulsion Games’ upcoming Clockwork Update looks set to fix that. The psychedelically creepy survival sim, which is currently in Xbox Game Preview, opens with a chase into the abandoned underground tube stations. You desperately smash open a door, when the bobbies chasing you thwack your thoroughly British head with a police baton. You then wake up in an underground shelter. How did you get there? Who put you there? The Clockwork Update will sort out that little niggling plot hole. Don’t expect much more from the story, though, ... Read More »
Before E3 this year, We Happy Few was just another indie game that was about to hit the market but in LA it grabbed the audience by the ear and dragged it along for something of a ride. That trailer - showing the protagonist at work in a press redaction centre in a world that had been changed, where joy was provided via a pill that - was one of the highlights of E3. Those mask-wearing joyed up citizens made for a creepy feel that enticed us to experience this world for ourselves. We Happy Few is still only a preview game so ... Read More »
We like We Happy Few. It's got a long road ahead of it - something developer Compulsion Games was very clear about when the dystopian 60s adventure joined the Game Preview programme - but there's an intriguing game lurking under the bits that need a little polish. Yesterday, the first in what is likely to be a continuing series of updates, fixes and changes landed on PC and will be heading to Xbox shortly. One of the biggest updates we'll see is in the survival element of the game, addressing what many felt was an over emphasis on staying alive that ... Read More »
One of the most interesting games shown at the recent E3 in the City of Angels was We Happy Few from Compulsion Games. Set in a 1960s dystopian England, We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules. We have been loving We Happy Few so far, after it joined the Game Preview programme in what the developer is ... Read More »
One of the most interesting games shown at the recent E3 in the City of Angels was We Happy Few from Compulsion Games. Set in a 1960s dystopian England, We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial in the city of Wellington Wells. You’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who don’t take kindly to people who don’t abide by their not-so-normal rules. "We Happy Few is about surviving in and escaping from a procedurally generated world, where you must learn to hide ... Read More »
The Xbox One preview program has given us some amazing games already, just look at Ark and The Solus Project. Well very soon you will have another beauty to add to that list. On July 26th Compulsion games will be adding We Happy Few to the rosta. And we can tell you already that this game looks like something a little special. It has a cartoony style that makes one reminisce about Bioshock but with a grin, a great big clownish grin. But don't be fooled, that grin isn't real, it is manufactured and looks to hide a secret. In ... Read More »
Announced earlier this year, 'We Happy Few' is a new game from indie devs Compulsion Games, the people behind the curious and favourably received puzzle/platformer 'Contrast'. While the latter game enjoyed noir-vibes and a Parisian atmosphere, 'We Happy Few' is a survival rogue-like abuzz with a certain 60's psychedelia, taking place in a city that's far more dystopian than utopian. Watch the reveal trailer below to see for yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqWZkCqI6NM Not only is 'We Happy Few' immediately visually striking, the bizarre behaviour of Wellington Wells' denizens is also intriguing in the utmost. Let's get down to details. 'We Happy Few' takes place in the fictional town of Wellington Wells, a ... Read More »
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