We Happy Few is a game that has seen its fair share of controversy. It was earlier banned in Australia for the drug use that it showed but has been rated 18+ since the appeal was made. Sam Abbot the producer of the game talked about the story and the changes that have been made over time. The following is what he had to say regarding the story of We Happy Few:
The story is really Arthur wakes up from being involved with the Joy denial society for so very long because he sees a picture of his brother and is forced to confront his memories and he’s basically gotten to his breaking point where he says, “Well, you know I am not going to forget. I don’t want to go back into the system. I want to break out and find out what happened and I want to leave.” And the story with Arthur is about him remembering his brother and how they used to relate to each other. As he goes along he discovers that, my god, everything in the city is far worse than he thought, because he no longer sees things with those rose-tinted glasses. He is finally seeing it for what it is.
The game has been out for preview for some time and if you have played the game since then you will note some changes. But how different is the game since then? Abbot touched on the matter and the following is what he had to say in this regard:
Things have changed an astronomical amount since that point. When the game comes out, I think people are going to say that this is one of the games that has changed the most during the Early Access period. And I’m actually quite proud of that.
We Happy Few seems to be a very different game and I for one am excited to check it out. We got a closer look at the game at E3 2018 but there is still plenty to explore and discover. The game is going to release 10 August 2018 and you should check it out.