Happy Game is a surreal point and click horror puzzle game where a young boy finds himself trapped inside a strange psychedelic nightmare.
Currently in development by Amantia Design (creators of Samorost and Machinarium) Happy Game follows the story of a young boy who finds himself trapped in a nightmare where happiness keeps eluding him. Your aim is to make him happy and escape the nightmare, but it won’t be easy – he’s haunted by twisted nightmarish visions of his normally happy looking toys and you need to figure out how to make your way past each of them.
The current build of Happy Game takes around 15 minutes to play through and is a wonderful bite-sized slice of surrealist horror. The way you interact with the environment is similar to Samorost and Machinarium, with puzzles requiring a little experimentation and deduction to solve. The gameplay is much more fast paced though, with you able to make your way through each puzzle quite quickly.
It’s shaping up to be an excellent game which both feels darker than Amantia Design’s previous games and also more easily accessible. The puzzles are a lot of fun to figure out and the art design is simply incredible. The little boy is adorable and the nightmares he endures are truly nightmarish. A beautiful twisted nightmare you won’t want to wake up from. Highly recommended.