We Happy Few's scary police officers

Its not often that Early Access games pique my interest, but We Happy Few has such a strong premise that I can't help but get intrigued. To put it simply, the action is set in a retro-futuristic 1960's city of Wellington Wells, a city completely ravaged by war and starvation, whose inhabitants live in a drug-fueled state of happiness in order to escape the misery of the real world... or perhaps there is something more going on?

Since the whole concept is hard to explain through a single paragraph, here's the recently posted gameplay trailer to really give you an idea of what We Happy Few looks like, and more importantly, what its all about:

 

The version of We Happy Few currently available on Steam Early AccessGOG and Humble is by no means finished as it doesn't feature any of the story elements, but on the positive side, most of the gameplay is currently present. You can fight against enemies, conform to the rules of society by jacking yourself up with "Joy", escape from your pursuers by hopping from island to island, and in general just explore a procedurally generated world and see what sort of revelations you can uncover along the way.

As of right now, the plan is to have We Happy Few in Early Access for around 6-12 months, after which the price will be raised in anticipation of release, though I wouldn't worry too much about that since Steam sales are frequent and quite generous. While I can't give you my personal opinion since I've never played We Happy Few, the reviews do seem to be generally positive, with one very important statement coming out from nearly all of them: Don't buy We Happy Few unless you're OK with paying for an unfinished game, because that is exactly what you'll be receiving.

If you would like to learn more about We Happy Few I would suggest you head over to the official website.

We Happy Few's angry crowds

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