Bizarre PS4 Game The Tomorrow Children Makes Hard Labour Fun

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The Tomorrow Children is an odd exploration and social game that’s out now on the Playstation 4. Taking the role of a citizen laboring in the dangerous Void, it’s cute but brutal. Luckily, I’m here to deal with all the toil and monsters.

The biggest thing about The Tomorrow Children is that it is a community experience. I found a thriving player town called Vladluga and got to work mining minerals, hauling cargo, and defending the homestead from deadly creatures. It can be rewarding to contribute to the community but the is thankless and never ends.

If Little Big Planet and Papers, Please were smashed together, this would be the result. It’s oddly addictive! I’m eager to return to my new motherland in the Void. Maybe if I work hard enough, I’ll finally be able to have my own house.

Comments

  • Its very strangely addictive. Cant remember last time in a computer game I sat around waiting for a bus and/or waiting for my turn in a queue behind other players just to speak to an NPC. To say nothing of how it is less about any single player but how their needs other matter in relation to the sum of everyone around them.

    Labour is the key. Karl Marx would be so happy. hell if in the process it converts more people to socialism, or helps them understand that socialism (at its core) is not as bad as some people want to think it is, all the better.

    It feels less of a game more of a social experiment, see who snaps and goes crazy because they have to wait in line.

  • I tried the beta and didn’t really enjoy it – had no idea what the hell I was supposed to be doing or why. Does the final product make it any clearer what the objective is?

  • Labour is the key. Karl Marx would be so happy. hell if in the process it converts more people to socialism, or helps them understand that socialism (at its core) is not as bad as some people want to think it is, all the better.

  • patience and time? well the first criteria rules out a lot of the PS4 player base then doesn’t it… they’ll all be waiting for the next CoD, or throwing money at the screen watching streamers trying to find the last easter egg in Cod: Zombies

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