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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 soon for additional retailers

We Happy Few News


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!

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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