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How We Happy Few makes fitting in a hardcore survival mechanic

We Happy Few, the upcoming, Brave New World-inspired title from Contrast developer Compulsion Games, adds a clever twist to the survival sim genre: In addition to managing different aspects of your health, you also need to worry about how well you're fitting into any given society. In We Happy Few, affluent neighborhoods expect residents to be dressed to the nines and high as hell on Joy, a designer drug that is essentially required to function in society. But Joy is really bad for you, requiring the player to walk a tightrope between maintaining their health and their social status simultaneously.

You can learn more about how the game handles those two mechanics in our E3 impressions video, posted above.