Contrast Developer Compulsion Games Reveals Trippy New Title, We Happy Few

on February 27, 2015 9:57 PM

With recent titles having explored the depths of violence, sanity, and the horrors of the human psyche to no end, the newly-revealed title from developer Compulsion Games seems to be exploring it to the very darkest places, at least from the game’s first trailer.

Previously of the title Contrast, developer Compulsion Games revealed with a trailer the announcement of its latest project, We Happy Few, a first-person title that tells “the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, 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 has no official release date at this time, though developer Compulsion Games did write that the game will be demoed at next week’s PAX East in Boston, MA, along with the developer specifically mentioning that the studio will be showing the game much earlier than its previous project, Contrast, for community feedback and input during the game’s development, with Compulsion specifically mentioning:

“One of the things that we realized on releasing Contrast was that community feedback is awesome. There were so many great ideas that you guys came up with after Contrast’s release, and we just couldn’t help but wonder what the game would have been like with your input from the start.

“With WHF, we’re doing things differently. Starting at PAX, we’re going to be opening up development to people who want to get involved. This means getting people playing the game early on, and pushing out constant content updates based on community feedback. We’ll release more info about this as we finalize our plans over the coming weeks.”

We Happy Few is currently in development by Compulsion Games and will have its first public showing at next week’s PAX East 2015 – you can check out the game’s haunting announcement trailer below:

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