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Cyanide and Black Shamrock's Paranoia RPG revealed as Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory
Game News - posted by Infinitron on Thu 4 April 2019, 00:11:17Tags: Bigben Interactive; Black Shamrock; Cyanide Studio; Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory
A year ago, we learned that the well-known French developer Cyanide Studio and the less well-known Dublin-based studio Black Shamrock were working on an RPG based on the satirical science fiction tabletop game Paranoia. Today the game was formally revealed as Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory, an isometric RPG with real-time with pause combat. It's being published by Bigben Interactive and is scheduled to come out later this year. The game's reveal trailer serves as a good introduction to the Paranoia setting. Here it is along with the announcement post:
In a show of benevolence, Friend Computer has declared that it is authorising BIGBEN to be part of a project that will make life more perfect for you and your fellow citizens! The company has just joined the ranks of willing servants of Friend Computer alongside Cyanide and Black Shamrock, and together they are announcing the development of Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory: a darkly humorous CRPG, adapted from the tabletop role-playing game created by Dan Gelber, Greg Costikyan and Eric Goldberg.
If you are reading this, Citizen, then you are a person Friend Computer officially trusts. In fact, you must be one of its favourites. And it wants to show you how much it cares – by officially appointing you Troubleshooter with Red clearance! Your mission is to unearth traitors of Alpha Complex and to neutralise them. Friend Computer will definitely maybe reward you for your loyalty!
Stay alert! Trust no one! Keep your laser handy because Alpha Complex is not an entirely safe place, despite Friend Computer's unquestionable kindness. During your missions, you will be tasked with fighting Terrorists, treasonous Mutants and Secret Societies.
You must deceive and scheme to survive because even members of your own team can be a threat! Be warned, you are constantly being watched and it may be proved necessary to terminate you without notice at any moment. But don't worry! If that happens, at least you have clones available to try your luck again. Just don't expect the new clone to be completely the same as the original...
Despite everything you've just heard, be assured that Alpha Complex is and always will be a utopia. Thanks to Friend Computer, you will be happy every day. What's that look? Do I detect some doubt? Are you happy, Citizen? Be warned, not agreeing with Friend Computer is tantamount to treason, and treasonous actions are punishable by death...
The game will be released on PC and consoles in 2019, when Friend Computer feels like it.
Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory doesn't have an official website but you can find more details about it on the game's Steam page. Hopefully we'll learn more soon. By the way, you might recall that Black Shamrock are the same guys who just recently announced that they were working on a RuneQuest RPG. Presumably, that game will be using the same tech they developed for Paranoia.