Developer and publisher:
Clever Plays
Based in Montreal, Canada

Release date:
To be announced




Happy Bastards is an open-world tactical RPG with turn-based combat in which you assemble a squad of unruly mercenaries to explore, fight, and loot. Let the bastards do the dirty work while you give the orders, reap the rewards, and enjoy the high life. Who needs XP when you're famous?


Happy Bastards is Clever Plays' third game. It is partly funded by the Canada Media Fund.


  • FAME IS THE NAME OF THE GAME - Why risk lifting a sword when your disposable mercs can do all the dirty work? Just rely on your silver tongue and shamelessness to build your claim to fame, one flashy act at a time.
  • TEND TO YOUR UNRULY BASTARDS - These ruthless warriors are as dumb as a bag of rocks. Be prepared to babysit in and out of combat as your bastards argue, cause mischief, and speak their minds. Who said being the boss would be easy?
  • BE HANDS-ON AT ARM'S LENGTH - Shout commands from a safe distance while your bastards execute each of your combat tactics. Whether ordering a perfectly-timed tag-team ability or sacrificing a human meat shield, you make the call, but never take the fall.
  • ALL THE SCHEMING, NONE OF THE GUILT - Lead a morally-bankrupt campaign across a parody-filled fantasy world. Every town, hero, and monster faction can be turned ally or foe, so choose wisely because you'll have to live—and your bastards likely die—with the consequences.


Reveal Trailer YouTube


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About Clever Plays

Our game development journey is never bound by convention or genre. We tackle ideas that challenge us so we can deliver bold and memorable experiences to our players. Forever curious. Always creative. We are Clever Plays.

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Happy Bastards Credits

Clever Plays

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