We Happy Few, the new game from Contrast developer Compulsion Games, has hit Kickstarter – they are looking for $250,000 to fund the game.
We Happy Few is a roguelike first person game set in a procedurally generated city with the goal of escaping. That’s not easy of course, with creepy mime-like gangs of enemies filled with ‘joy’ coming after you. I’ve took this snippet from the Kickstarter to give you a better idea:
“You will need to learn how to conform and avoid suspicion. You will need to hunt for supplies, and craft the devices and weapons that enable you to make it out of town alive. What do the Wellies approve of you doing? What makes them suspicious? What turns them into a homicidal mob? And is there anyone here who can help you?”
“In We Happy Few, your main minute-to-minute need is to avoid suspicion. The Wellies really hate Downers, and are very touchy if they think you might be one. But, if you don’t draw too much suspicion, they’ll just wish you a “Lovely day for it!”, and go about their day. Do as the Wellies do, and you should be fine. However, if you act like a naughty Downer and, say, break into a house in front of them, they’ll desperately want to make sure you take your Joy, with extreme violence if necessary, and all their friends will help them. Ha ha ha, what fun!
This isn’t stealth – this is hiding in plain sight. We Happy Few is a game about blending in, while you look for a way to escape.”
It game really looks fantastic and those Wellies? They really give me the creeps! This will definitely be one to keep an eye on – especially with Compulsion Games’ track record with the excellent Contrast.
Check out the announcement trailer from earlier this year: