Compulsion Games has released a new gameplay trailer for We Happy Few, the studios upcoming independent psychological thriller survival video game. The trailer was shown at Microsoft's E3 2016 press conference.
The game revolves around a person in a a dystopian retrofuturistic-fashioned world where everyone is controlled by a personality-altering pill called a "joy pill". As a result, he decides not to take it, to which he finds the world altered from reality. We Happy Few is directed from a first person perspective.
The player controls a Downer, or someone who chooses not to take Joy. In Wellington Wells, Downers are not only frowned upon, but actively attacked if spotted and identified, and forced to ingest Joy until they are one of the many again. The Downer's goal is to escape the city by finding a hatchway that leads out, while avoiding suspicion from Joy-crazed citizens and obtaining food and water to survive.