Q-Games, developer of the popular 2D PixelJunk series, announced their upcoming project yesterday at gamescom, The Tomorrow Children. This 3D game is all about exploration and survival, and was revealed for the Sony PlayStation 4, and now players get to explore a Russian world feared throughout history. Luckily, it all comes in a pretty cute little package, but the graphical style and music are beside the point.
The Tomorrow Children tells the tale of a social experiment gone wrong. In this fictional world, 1960s Russia performed a test to unite human consciousness to create one hive mind for the betterment of society. Due to a tiny mistake in the calculations, however, human beings destroyed the entire world. Slight errors happen, but they usually don't destroy the entire world. Either way, ninety years later, society is being rebuilt. With it comes the player, a projection clone tasked with saving the world by exploring an area known as The Void to save the human race and secure the future.
Gameplay wise, players mine. They mine a lot. Mined materials can be contributed to the fight against the Izverg -- monsters that look like they are straight out of Jurassic Park with a few cyber enhancements.These strange creatures are actually generated by The Void, and seem to be physical manifestations of the story of humanity's past. Metaphorically, your goal is to save new humans from the dark past that haunts them day by day. Yes, the game is deep. No, that's not a mining joke. Characters must cooperate to keep society working and slowly rebuild their world. To do this, they can find tiny Matryoshka dolls curiously left around The Void.
Hopefully Q-Games will release more news regarding the title soon, but for now, the simple trailer from gamescom is available for viewing. The Tomorrow Children is being released exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 4.