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Wellington Wells is a city in the southwest of England and the setting of We Happy Few.


Wellington Wells is a city haunted by the ghosts of its recent past. In 1933, this world deviated from our own, and the Germans successfully invaded and occupied England during World War 2. Most of England is rubble, as is a fair part of Wellington Wells.

However, during the Occupation, the Wellies all had to do A Very Bad Thing. To calm their anguish and guilt - and forget what they’d done - the Wellies invented Joy, the miracle happiness drug, that obviously has no side effects whatsoever.

They set about rebuilding their town, and along the way, got a bit carried away with technological research and development. So, the Wellington Wells you will see is a combination of areas ravaged by war, and areas rebuilt with futuristic “modern” technology.

Now in 1964, the "sane" inhabitants of Wellington Wells are all on Joy and those who are not are cast away.

The motto of the city is "In Posterum Cum Gaudio" which translates roughly from Latin as "Hence With Joy", which could be taken temporally.


Garden DistrictEdit

The Garden District was the rural part of Wellington Wells, nearing the Victory gardens. The place suffered heavy bombing and was left in ruins while the rest of the city redeveloped itself. Now overgrowth and run-down, the Garden District is used to cast away the Wastrels, the inhabitants who reacts badly to Joy. Those survivors took over whichever house were still standing and installed traps to defend themselves.

The Garden District is seperated into four islands: the unnamed first island, Lud's Holm shut off by a makeshift toll gate, Ravens Holm placed under quarantine and Apple Holm heavily protected with security devices.

Hamlyn VillageEdit

Hamlyn Village is one of the "sane" district of Wellington Wells. This is where the middle-class Wellies live, protected by Bobbies and security systems. Hamlyn Village is located on St. Georges Holm.

Parade DistrictEdit

The Parade District is the next area visited by Arthur after Hamlyn Village. His only safe way of reaching the district is by a wooden raft found in the sewers of Apple Holm.

Emerald City Edit

Emerald City is the most developed area of Wellington Wells, with tall buildings and richer Wellies. It is the farthest part of the city and where the escape hatch is located. Players can reach it after finding the Wellington Underground maintenance hatch in Apple Holm.



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