We Happy Few Trailer – Frame By Frame

"Indian head test pattern labeled" by Jack H. Kubanoff - Retrieved July 18, 2014 from Jack H. Kubanoff, "Use test pattern to align your TV set" in Radio and Television News magazine, Ziff-Davis Publishing Co., Chicago, Vol. 43, No. 5, May 1950, p. 43 on American Radio History site. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Indian head test pattern labeled” by Jack H. Kubanoff

The first thing we see in the trailer is a broadcasting test pattern from Wellington Wells Broadcasting Corporation. It resembles the Indian head test that was widely used up until the 1970’s. At the top of the tower there are two eye shapes, over lapping horizontally and vertically which makes me think of a surveillance state where everyone is being watched all the time. At the bottom of the screen is a profile of a woman, encircled with a crown on top. Knowing that the game is set in “an alternative 1960s England” I would believe that this is meant to be the young Queen Elizabeth II, or another royal figure that will be introduced in the game.  Continue reading