Irish developer Black Shamrock is currently working on converting the classic tabletop RPG Paranoia into a full-fledged video game. For those unfamiliar with the original, you and the other players are under the watchful eye of a power-hungry, paranoid and irrational AI known as Friend Computer. You want to keep Friend Computer happy, but you also have to figure out how to break free from its control, without it realizing your scheme.
Today Black Shamrock and publisher Bigben Interactive declassified this new dev diary video for Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory. Are the rumors true? View the top-secret footage yourself and decide what’s really going on….
As part of a special mission ordered by Friend Computer, our reporter was sent to Ireland to investigate Black Shamrock, the studio developing Paranoia: Happiness is Mandatory, amidst rumours that one of the team could be guilty of treason…
As a Red clearance Troubleshooter, you have been granted access to the full video report. Many aspects of the game development were scrutinised: the passion for the Paranoia tone, the challenges of adapting a tabletop role-playing game into a video game, the combat system, the unique gameplay and, of course, the utmost happiness felt by everyone in the team!
But Citizen, Friend Computer noticed that one team member hesitated when asked. Don’t forget, happiness is mandatory. Not being happy is tantamount to treason and traitors will be asked to report to the nearest extermination centre immediately.
Paranoia: Happiness Is Mandatory will be released on PC October 3, followed by a console release to be announced later on.