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RPG: Paranoia Happiness Is Mandatory’s New Guide Gets It Right

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Jun 13 2019

Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory unveiled a new Troubleshooter’s Guide at E3 yesterday, and it gets everything right about the classic RPG.

Paranoia is one of those games that everyone should play at least once in your life. It is marvelously dystopian, incredibly cavalier about life and death (especially the latter), and it wraps up all of it in a delightful, brightly colored package courtesy of Your Friend, Computer. And in this latest trailer, there’s a whole bunch of incredible details out there to pull you into the vibrant, Utopian world of Alpha Complex.

Paranoia, Happiness is Mandatory is set to release later this year.

via Steam

Paranoia is a CRPG that takes place in humanity’s last idyllic refuge, Alpha Complex, which is controlled by Friend Computer. All citizens enjoy a life of joy, cheerfulness and cleanliness. Questioning the benevolence of Friend Computer is an act of treason. Having access to information beyond your security clearance is an act of treason. Refusing to drink your daily dose of Bouncy Bubble Beverage is an act of treason. Treason is punishable by summary execution.

Stay alert! Trust no one!
Traitors are everywhere, plotting to destroy The Computer, Alpha Complex itself, and our precious way of life. Identify them, report them – or eliminate them as the treasonous scum they are. Keep your laser handy!
You lead a team of Troubleshooters with RED security clearance. Your job is to find trouble – and shoot it. Friend Computer monitors your every move, alert for any sign of treason, and will undoubtedly reward you for prompt and heroic action in defence of Alpha Complex – or punish treasonable acts, possibly by assigning you to be used as reactor shielding.


  • A retro-futuristic world filled with technologies as wondrous as they are deadly
  • Create and lead a team of four Troubleshooters working for Friend Computer
  • Choose your specialisations from 9 available skills
  • Unique character progression through cloning (if you die, you progress!)
  • Tactical combat system with active pause inspired by classic CRPG games
  • Original enemies, including malfunctioning robots, aggressive drinks dispensers and defective clones

Make sure your security clearance allows you access to this game, and to report any traitors!

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