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We Happy Few Review: Joy or Downer?
9 months ago

We Happy Few Review: Joy or Downer?

Happiness. People want the key to it; they base love on it, and they say that money can’t buy it.  Imagine if it were as easy as taking a pill …
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Friday new releases: August 10, 2018
10 months ago

Friday new releases: August 10, 2018

Just two new games launch today on the Xbox One store. First up is TerraTech from Payload Studios, an open-world, sandbox adventure game, where you design and build your own …
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E3 2018: We Happy Few getting full release August 10
12 months ago

E3 2018: We Happy Few getting full release August 10

It’s hard to believe it was two years ago when We Happy Few made its splash at Microsoft’s E3 conference, showcasing their antidepressant-fueled dystopia via gameplay of the game’s unsettling opening. …
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E3 2018: Xbox Makes Clear Investment in the Future, Adds 5 Game Studios
12 months ago

E3 2018: Xbox Makes Clear Investment in the Future, Adds 5 Game Studios

The elephant in the room heading into E3 2018 didn’t need to be mentioned. It loomed omnipresent over Microsoft. I could comment on the cancelation of Scalebound or the delay …
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We Happy Few set to hit the silverscreen thanks to new movie deal
2 years ago

We Happy Few set to hit the silverscreen thanks to new movie deal

We Happy Few is the latest videogame to get it’s own movie. The game, which is currently available through the Xbox One Game Preview Program, caught the eye of transmedia …
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Compulsion Games reveal the development story behind We Happy Few
3 years ago

Compulsion Games reveal the development story behind We Happy Few

Compulsion Games have revealed the inspiration behind their intriguing We Happy Few which arrived on the Xbox One Game Preview Program earlier this week. Set in an dystopian 1960s English …
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We Happy Few coming to Xbox One Game Preview July 26
3 years ago

We Happy Few coming to Xbox One Game Preview July 26

Microsoft revealed at their E3 press briefing that We Happy Few from Compulsion Games will hit the Xbox One via the Game Preview program on July 26. Set in an …
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We Happy Few preview: Make a joyful noise
3 years ago

We Happy Few preview: Make a joyful noise

Have you ever had a very realistic dream that you couldn’t wake up from? One where everything seemed normal, but you just couldn’t shake the shivering feeling that something was …
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Long-awaited ID@Xbox games coming this year
3 years ago

Long-awaited ID@Xbox games coming this year

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Earlier this week, ID@Xbox Director Chris Charla wrote a post on Xbox Wire updating everyone on the state of ID@Xbox. He outlined a lot of new things on the horizon, including a transition towards cross-network …
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We Happy Few preview: Be happy…or else
4 years ago

We Happy Few preview: Be happy…or else

The bright white face masks of We Happy Few turned heads on the PAX East show floor this year with their sinister gaze and art style. If you played Contrast, you will immediately recognize Compulsion Games’ handiwork. We Happy Few‘s characters wear a look that says, “Be happy, or else.” And that’s what the game is about.

Creative Director Guillaume Provost explained that We Happy Few explores a dystopian alternate history that takes place 20 years after the Nazis won World War II. How might have Hitler’s ideological fantasies manifested themselves over time? What would daily life be like? What would happen if you tried to resist?

It’s these open questions that the team at Compulsion Games put a lot of thought into. They came up with a world in which the government engineered a utopia where every single person is required to be blissfully happy — no exceptions. To accomplish this, the government keeps everybody drugged so that they will never need to worry about anything at all, not even worry itself. Everybody must be happy, and everybody must conform.

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