Lovely day for it! We Happy Few is now available in Australia!
We Happy Few’s journey to Australia had a less than joyful start. After initially being refused classification by the Australian Classification Board, We Happy Few was reclassified on appeal in a rare move, receiving an R 18+ (Restricted) rating with the consumer advice ‘Fantasy violence and interactive drug use’.
We Happy Few is a narrative-driven action adventure game set in a drug-fuelled, retro-futuristic 1960s England. See what media outlets are saying about We Happy Few!
About We Happy Few
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. In this alternative 1960s England, conformity is key. You’ll have to fight or blend in with the drug-addled inhabitants; most of whom don’t take kindly to people who won’t abide by their not-so-normal rules.
Discover the retro-futuristic city’s dark history as you play through the intertwined narratives of three quietly rebellious citizens of Wellington Wells; each with their own strengths and weaknesses, as they face their pasts, prepare for the future, and engage in activities that aren’t exactly status quo in the artificially enthused society.
Retrofuturistic 1960s England
Set in retro-futuristic 1960s England, you will find a city ravaged by war and rebuilt by delusionally happy people. Everything appears joyful in Wellington Wells, including its roads, its people, and its omnipresent television personality: Uncle Jack! But, it’s actually a world on the brink of collapse. Come unveil its dark history, and discover how and why its residents came to be so beguilingly happy.
Three Interwoven Narratives
Play as three flawed characters who explore their own connections to the events surrounding the rebuilding of Wellington Wells. They each have a unique storyline in which they interpret and react to the events around them in different ways. As you hide, conform, or fight back as each of them; you will encounter dark humour, a spot of hope, and even some redemption along the way.
A Dystopia of Your Very Own
In We Happy Few, no two playthroughs are alike. While the citizens of Wellington Wells will always want to ensure that you’ve taken your Joy; the procedurally generated world will ensure that your experience with We Happy Few is different and unique. Wellington Wells is never quite like you remember it.
Take Your Joy…or Don’t. The Choice is Yours
Customize your We Happy Few experience:
- Choose from a range of difficulties for new and experienced players alike,
- Masochistic? Try permadeath!,
- Collect recipes, scavenge items, and craft dozens of weapons, tools, and devices,
- Creep, crush, or conform your way through puzzles and encounters, and
- Fight with the crazy weapons you can craft, or fight with your bare hands and don’t kill anyone!
“…a gripping mystery that plays out like a highly emotive narrative adventure.” – Polygon
“…one of the most inventive games you’ll play this year.” – GamesRadar+
“…a fun adventure that combines an eerie atmosphere and a gripping narrative to great effect.” – Game Informer
“…a must-own title for any gamer who loves survival open world titles and quality world building…” – Windows Central
“One of the year’s most interesting journeys thus far…” – Shacknews
“…a totally unique world full of interesting characters and places.” – Attack of the Fanboy
“Compulsion Games has developed a stunning and unique setting, full of rich detail and smoky suggestions of a greater world.” – ScreenRant