We Happy Few
Publisher/ developer Compulsion Games Format PC Origin Canada Release TBA
Our first death comes swiftly, and a little weirdly, as three identically faced villagers appear from behind a wardrobe and take umbrage at our rummaging through a chest of drawers in a dilapidated house. Like much of this alpha build released to Kickstarter backers, enemy types and spawns are in need of a little finesse. The procedural algorithm, with its love of 80-degree slopes in town centres, could do with some work too. The systems, however, are coming together: hunger and thirst to manage, weapons and restoratives to craft, and a host of pedestrians and coppers around whom you must simply try to act cool.