Night mode

Happy Announcements About We Happy Few

Happy Announcements About We Happy Few

Happy Announcements About We Happy Few

In addition to Windows, Compulsion Games will be releasing the game on Mac and Linux; the Kickstarter base goal of CAD $250,000 has been exceeded and stretch goals have kicked in


Written by on

Developed by


Visit the Kickstarter page (campaign will end July 4th)

We Happy Few: How Much Happiness Can a Person Take? – March 27, 2015

Okay, so here we have We Happy Few from developer Compulsion Games, the studio behind Contrast. The lid has been blown off the game’s Kickstarter campaign, and the first Stretch Goal (Drug Paradise) is in the bag as well. Next up are Sandbox Mode, additional Uncle Jack Shows and more.

According to Compulsion Games: “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 rules include ingesting a drug called Joy and behaving in expected ways. If other inhabitants suspect you’re not taking the drug, they will happily come after you with such weapons as lead pipes, rolling pins and heavy skillets.

Compulsion has also released a few We Happy Few videos. First up is a bedtime story from the seemingly ubiquitous Uncle Jack, presented in two parts:   

Here we have 15+ minutes of pre-alpha gameplay:


A release date for We Happy Few is TBD.  And remember: there’s still time to back the game on Kickstarter!

Karla Munger

Karla Munger

I've been with JA in one capacity or other since 2003. I'm currently website administrator. I'm also a digital artist (my avatar is one of my creations). I write reviews and articles, create graphics and basically help tend the site. It's work I enjoy very much. I love playing games of all kinds, but adventure and RPGs are my favorites (particularly scary/dark/unsettling ones). At the top of my list are The Cat Lady, The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Still Life (first one only), Scratches and Culpa Innata. I'm a dyed-in-the-wool recluse and prefer the company of animals, hardware and ghosts to human beings (no offense). And no bio would be complete without my saying that I do NOT care for phones of ANY sort. Further, I think Dell computers are garbage and that Microsoft has become megalomaniacal. "I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh "I need solitude for my writing; not like a hermit - that wouldn't be enough - but like a dead man." - Franz Kafka "I've been to hell and back, my boy." - Susan Ashworth, The Cat Lady

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.