‘Happy people have no history’
I thought this might be quite a nice feature on this blog, please feel free to comment with a game you REALLY want to play.
Each week I will do a short post about a game I would like to play, give a bit of info, and why.
So, here we go.
Number one on my list, when it comes out, is ‘We Happy Few’, by Compulsion Games.
‘We Happy Few is the tale of a plucky bunch of moderately terrible people trying to escape from a lifetime of cheerful denial. Set in a drug-fuelled, retrofuturistic city in an alternative 1960s England, you’ll have to blend in with its other inhabitants, who have their own set of not-so-normal rules.
Currently announced for Xbox One, Windows, Mac and Linux, We Happy Few is currently on Microsoft Game Preview / Steam Early Access. The Mac and Linux version will arrive shortly after the final release of the game.’ (http://compulsiongames.com/en/10/we-happy-few)
Why do I want to play this?
It has a real Bioshock feel to it, with a ‘The Prisoner’ twist. I love the idea that your aim is to escape, but in doing so you MUST conform to the towns ways (or else you simply wont survive).
But most of all, I want to play it to see what ‘Uncle Jack’ has in store. The guys at Compulsion have so much material with this talented actor portraying their TV/Radio/Big Brother style character (and its given me a lot to think about for my own project). Below i will attach one of the Kickstarter videos they released that gave me a EUREKA moment, involving actually interviewing (developer to in-game character) a person within the game world.