Bigben Interactive Announces Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory

Bigben has announced a new CRPG, Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory. For those not familiar with the Paranoia universe, it was created as a tabletop RPG.

The trailer shows no gameplay but sets the tone for a dark yet humorous RPG. Under the ever watching eye of Friend Computer, players must fight terrorist, treasonous mutants, and secret societies. Any actions not approved by Friend Computer may result in immediate termination.

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory will launch for PC and consoles sometime in 2019.

Check out the trailer here.


Read the press release below.

In a show of benevolence, Friend Computer has declared that it is authorizing 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 favorites. 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 neutralize 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.

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Written by Matt Engelbart

Matt Engelbart

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