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E3 2018: Compulsion Games Talks We Happy Few's Dystopian Future and Popping Pills

If your knee hurts a little bit, take a pill. 

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Compulsion Games' We Happy Few is a 1960s Brave New World-inspired title set in English where society is high on a drug called Joy. The dystopian tale explores the lives of three different characters who aren't on the drug, looking to discover secrets about their past.

Shacknews' Asif Khan and Blake Morse were on hand at the ornate Shacknews E3 2018 booth to chat with Compulsion Games' upcoming We Happy Few, chatting with Creative Director Guillaume Provost and and Producer Sam Abbot. They discussed the game's oppressive yet weirdly joyous atmosphere, as well as the inspirations that went into making it a reality. 

In this bright and vibrant world, everyone you meet is either on the drug Joy, wearing some sort of bizarre mask, or going about their daily activities in such a strange manner that it's hard not to feel disturbed at every turn. It's going to be an intriguing adventure, that's for sure, and we can't wait to get our hands on it when it lands on August 10, 2018 on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. 

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a freelancer who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once, said, get psyched!

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