Explore a Unique Online Sandbox
Customize and upgrade your very own projection clone, and have fun playing, mining, jetpacking, building, defending, or anything else you can discover.
The Tomorrow Children merges social and action gameplay to deliver a unique new online sandbox experience from renowned indie studio Q-Games (PixelJunk series). Mankind is on the verge of extinction, and you must cooperate with other players to build your town and defend it from monstrous invaders. Stand tall, unite with your fellow citizens, and help lead civilization back to its former glory.
The Tomorrow Children takes place in an alternate timeline that diverged from our own reality during the Cold War. In this alternate reality, everything changed when in 1967 the Soviet Union pushed a project to merge all human minds into one global consciousness. Unfortunately, scientists did not foresee the terrible results their experiments would bring about.
The minds of all mankind were combined and transformed into a strange entity simply known as the “Void,” eradicating most traces of civilization and organic life across the planet. To make matters more grievous, fear accumulating within the Void gave rise to the Izverg—gargantuan beasts threatening to stamp out man’s final remnants.
And yet, in the face of dire adversity, the human species endured—eventually uncovering a way to reclaim their brethren from the Void. Beings called “projection clones” were created to undertake this rescue operation, and thus rebuild the world from the ashes.
As a projection clone, your job is to visit various towns across the Void, and help restore and upgrade them for the good of mankind. To gather the necessary resources and items to do this, you’ll need to explore and mine the islands that appear in the Void, manifested by the thoughts of the Void’s victims.
But be warned. Your progress will not go undisturbed. Giant creatures known as the Izverg will appear in the distance, and raid the towns from time to time. Work together with your fellow projection clones to position cannons and barriers before they strike, and protect your glorious town.
The actions of your fellow citizens will be reflected across the communal game world, affecting everyone in it. For example, laying down a road opens up a path that others can use to carry resources back to town, without having to worry about sinking into the abyss of the Void. This, in turn, allows yet other players to utilize those resources to create new items and structures.
▲Though many player characters inhabit this world, they will only appear for brief moments at a time
as their projection clones perform various actions—highlighting the invisible threads which connect us
With a visual aesthetic inspired by the Cold War and communist propaganda, the alternate reality theme extends to every aspect of the game, from the character designs and gameplay systems, right down to furniture, items, and myriad minute design details. The result is a world rich in history and visual flair that becomes more immersive as you explore and discover.
The graphics of The Tomorrow Children look simple only at a cursory glance. But under the hood of this visually unique game world is in fact an advanced graphics engine that utilizes the power of the PlayStation®4 system to render everything using “cascaded voxel cone tracing.” This special lighting technique was invented by Q-Games and gives the game its signature warm, retro atmosphere.