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We Happy Few patch 1.7, Arcade Mode, Linux

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We Happy Few patch 1.7, the new Arcade Mode and the games Linux support. We reached out to Compulsion Games. Hoping to get some further details on Linux support. Along with new gameplay changes.

We Happy Few patch 1.7 is now live. This also includes the new Arcade Mode. Available back on March 25th. Plus the more recent PAX announced DLC. “They Came from Below” is the new hand crafted story. Which is coming this week, April 4th. But with all of this new content. What is happening with Linux support?

“We still don’t have official timing on a linux build. But it’s hopefully not too far away.

We’ve had it working internally for a while. But we’ve been focused on We Happy Few 1.7. We’re putting the linux build through some final QA now. And we’ll likely push it to a preview branch on Steam first. To get early user feedback before we can talk more widely about release.”

So this is some good news for We Happy Few. The developer at least has a final build. Which is coming to Beta branch on Steam. You can also see the changes on SteamDB. So things are indeed looking up.
Since Compulsion Games did not give a time frame. I’m hoping this comes fairly soon. Either this week or next. Given a smooth release for the new DLC.

Arcade Mode:

During the game’s Kickstarter campaign in 2015. The development team promised additional modes. We Happy Few now has the new Arcade Mode.

Arcade Mode is a free game update for We Happy Few. This contains three new modes. This also showcases a different part of the game. So you can experience: Survival, Night’s Watch and Sandbox.

New Features:

  • Survival mode Added. Survival mode is a return to the Early Access survival experience. It has had all story elements removed, and is a mostly systemic mode. The mode includes tiles from the story mode that have had story elements removed, new areas and tiles, new onboarding, and a scoring system added.
  • Night’s Watch mode Added to We Happy Few. Night’s Watch is the opportunity to play as one of the wellies – or in this case, Constable Constable. You’ll have to hunt Downers throughout the night to make sure the streets are safe for the citizens of Wellington Wells in the morning, and includes a new enemy to fight.
  • Sandbox mode Added. Sandbox mode allows you to tweak and change the procedural general system We Happy Few uses, with sometimes unpredictable results. Options that might result in unusual visual features or weird AI issues are marked with warnings, so use those settings at your own discretion. Basically, this is a mode to mess around in, and cheat/have fun as you’d like.

So it looks like we are closer to We Happy Few support. Since the Linux build is far closer to release. Which means we should have good news soon. Priced at $59.99 USD. Both on Steam and Humble Store.

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