The Tomorrow Children
The Tomorrow Children is a free-to-play online sandbox game that takes place in a world where mankind is on the verge of extinction. By teaming up with other players, your job is to stop monsters from invading your city. Aside from just fending off monsters, players will also be able to explore nearby areas for resources and materials, and these can be used to rebuild your civilization and restore it to its former glory. Similar to survival and crafting games like Minecraft, The Tomorrow Children will allow players to mine for resources, and use them to build items and structures in your world.
There will be multiple towns scattered across the land, and it’s your job to visit each of these towns to help rebuild them. These towns will also serve as hubs where you can stock up on items. Towns are also where you get critical missions, which you should complete to help rebuild the civilization. While you’re traveling the land, you’ll also encounter gigantic monsters known as the Izverg. In order to fend them off, you’ll have to position cannons and barriers around your town to take them down.
The Tomorrow Children does feature a multiplayer component, but it’s a little cryptic. You’ll occasionally see the outlines of other projection clones (other players), but they’ll only be visible when they’re about to complete an action like building a cannon or other items. Other projection clones can also help you out by building roads and paths, making it easier for you to transport resources from one town to the next.
For now, it looks like projection clones will only be able to interact with each other through a small selection of emotes, and only when their outlines are visible in your game. It’s also worth noting that each player only has three backpack slots, so gathering up a huge amount of resources from a mine and bringing them back to town on your own isn’t exactly feasible. You’ll have to depend on the outlines of these other projection clones and hope that they help you out with transporting the resources as well. When mining rocks, these projection clones can also mine the same item as you to make the process go a lot smoother and faster. You’ll then be able to exchange an emote of gratitude once the job has been done. Players will also be able to change outfits and alter their appearances to distinguish themselves from other projection clones you might encounter along the way.
Whether you can team up with your friends to travel around the areas and working together isn’t clear yet.
When is it Out?
The Tomorrow Children is being developed by Q-Games, and published by Sony. The game will be available as an early access title on the PS4 on September 6, and you’ll be able to download it from the PSN store. Do note that in order to play the game in early access, you’ll have to purchase the Founders Pack, which comes with avatars, costumes, and in-game currency to give you head start in your adventure. The final release date for the free-to-play game has not yet been announced.
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