We Happy Few

A GAME OF PARANOIA AND SURVIVAL IN A DRUGGED-OUT, DYSTOPIAN ENGLISH CITY

JOIN THE FUN!
AUGUST 10, 2018

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.

FEATURES

Discover the retrofuturistic city’s dark history as you play through the intertwined narratives of three quietly rebellious citizens of Wellington Wells. Each has their own strengths and weaknesses; they face their pasts, prepare for the future, and engage in activities that aren’t exactly status quo in this artificially-enthused society.

RETROFUTURISTIC 1960S ENGLAND

Set in retrofuturistic 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 must contend with their own guilty pasts and connections to the mysteries surrounding Wellington Wells. Each has a unique storyline in which they interpret and react to the dramatic events around them. Hide, conform, or fight back as each of them encounters black comedy and dangerous hope as they try to make their way out of their city.  Or play in Sandbox mode, and experience dozens of encounters with your very offbeat — and very English — fellow Wellies.

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
  • Play through the story, or make your own story by customizing the sandbox
  • Masochistic? Try permadeath!
  • Collect recipes, scavenge items, and craft dozens of weapons, tools, and devices
  • Creep, clash, or conform your way through puzzles and encounters
  • Fight with the crazy weapons you can craft, or fight with your bare hands and don’t kill anyone!

WE HAPPY FEW MEDIA

Pre-Order Now!

Pre-Order We Happy Few and save 15% at participating retailers, plus get the exclusive Jolly Brolly weapon!

There’s a definite chance of pain when using this weaponized umbrella, complete with advanced blocking capabilities and trippy psychedelic interior.

Standard Edition

Included with Purchase:

  • We Happy Few Standard Edition
  • Exclusive Jolly Brolly Weapon
  • Instant Access to We Happy Few alpha

We Happy Few Early Access and Xbox Games Preview owners receive automatically the Standard Edition. Tier 1 (Beer Tier) Kickstarter Backers will receive for free!

Deluxe Edition

Included with Purchase:

  • We Happy Few Standard Edition
  • We Happy Few Season Pass
  • Exclusive Jolly Brolly Weapon
  • Instant Access to We Happy Few alpha

Tier 2 (The Early Bird Catches Jack Tier) through Tier 9 (The Librarian) Kickstarter Backers will receive a free upgrade to the Deluxe Edition!

Time Capsule

The Time Capsule is the perfect add-on for the We Happy Few Fanatic in your life!

The Time Capsule includes:

  • Replica Bobby Mask and Stand
  • “You Look Smashing” Sign Lamp
  • Uncle Jack Alarm Clock
  • We Happy Few Soundtrack Vinyl
  • “How to Be Happy” Guide Book
  • Warning Sign Sticker Sheet Set
  • Propaganda Posters

Coming Soon!

Tier 10 (The Boxer) and higher Kickstarter Backers will receive a free We Happy Few Time Capsule and upgrade to the Deluxe Edition!

Check back for additional retailers

THE CHARACTERS OF WE HAPPY FEW

Arthur Hastings

Alex Wyndham (ROME)

Utterly unremarkable, Arthur is a British everyman. As a mild-mannered “redactor” at the Department of Printing, Recycling and Archives, he is apologetic, self-effacing, and easily embarrassed. He wouldn’t warrant a second glance if he was sitting on a bench next to you… until the day he goes off his Joy, and gets chased out of his comfortable life in the Parade District into the abandoned Garden District.

Forced to live off the ”scraps of our former civilization,” Arthur must survive by scrounging, sneaking, and fighting in the ruins of Wellington Wells. He’s finally remembered what he’s been trying so hard to forget, and is now desperate to reunite with Percy, the brother he abandoned during the German Occupation.

And that means escaping Wellington Wells by any means necessary.

Sally Boyle

Charlotte Hope (GAME OF THRONES)

Wellington Wells’ fabulous “It Girl,” Sally is sparkling and witty, and wears the grooviest fashions better than any Wellette in the Village.

A brilliant chemist, she keeps the rich and powerful supplied with powerful concoctions that no mere pharmacist can make.

But Sally’s fabulousness is a front. She’s a survivor, wounded by her past. And she has secrets that would get her killed if they ever got out.

Fortunately, she has other drugs that she can use, affording her the means to escape detection, evade capture, and take down even the toughest of enemies.

Ollie Starkey

Allan Cooke (ASSASSIN’S CREED: SYNDICATE)

Ollie’s a mad Scotsman whose only companion is an invisible friend. Holed up in the bombed-out train station, and beset by Wastrels, no one in town likes Ollie, and Ollie likes no one in town–especially jolly Uncle Jack, the only celebrity on TV.

Having worked for the General many years ago, Ollie is a trained soldier, but his memory has become a “church made of cheese, and all the congregation’s mice.”

It isn’t until Ollie discovers a dark secret about the Victory Memorial Camp that he finds renewed purpose in his life. But the more clues he discovers about the ongoing collapse of Wellington Wells, the more he realizes he might just be the only man capable of revealing the truth.

WE HAPPY FEW NEWS

Community

Since announcing We Happy Few, Compulsion Games has been building it with the help of the We Happy Few forum and Kickstarter communities. If you’d like to get involved, come join us on the forums or social media!

JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up to have the latest news and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Please enter your date of birth

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage (Canadian Music Fund) and of Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters