Brave New World Meets Bioshock In We Happy Few

Tired of games with the same settings? You should try We Happy Few when it comes out in June 2016. The game is set in a dystopian alternate reality version of 1960s England, where the English are kept under control with a drug called Joy. Think Brave New World meets the original Bioshock. The game is actually simultaneously very British and very scary.


The player character will be a “Downer”, a person who refuses to take Joy, and comes to join an underground resistance movement made up of other Downers. In order to keep from being caught, you’ll have to act like if you’re high while you scavenge for food in order to try to survive in a vibrant procedurally generated world. 

The game raised more than $200,000 on Kickstarter (you can still preorder through their campaign page) and has been confirmed to be coming to both Xbox One and Windows platforms.