There’s one very important thing that you should be aware of if you’re considering paying a visit to the retrofuturistic dystopia inspired by 1960s England that serves as the colorful setting for Contrast developer Compulsion Games’ enormously creepy action adventure game, We Happy Few. For the drug-obsessed residents of Wellington Wells, some Joy each day is what keeps the Downers away. That almost sounds sweet enough to slap on a t-shirt, but this synthetic Joy that rules society isn’t a solution in as much as it is delusion in pill form.
We Happy Few has almost delivered on the promising premise that helped it raise ~$250k on Kickstarter almost exactly one year ago. I say almost, because it’s not quite finished. The game is available now on Steam Early Access, GOG.com’s Games in Development and Xbox One Game Preview, with a final release expected within 6-12 months.