The studio behind PixelJunk Series, Q-Games, announced a new project called The Tomorrow Children at Gamescom on Tuesday, during Sony’s Media Briefing event.
Studio founder, Dylan Cuthbert took to the stage during Sony's Press Event to debut the title, The Tommorow Children, coming exclusively to PlayStation4 as part of a collaboration with Sony Worldwide Studios. In the game, humanity has been trapped and forced to live in small colonies, forced to fight against misterious adversaries.
The game footage (available below) shows denizens working to build-up massive structures in a world with fallen giants and strange threats, using pick-axes, jet-packs and even giant-robots to get through.
Cuthbert, posting on the European PlayStation Blog, revealed that players will gain recognition point for every addition made to the world. Points that can later be exchanged for abilities, and even move characters up from the “proletariat” class.
"The human race will only survive if we cooperate, and as you do things your projection will become briefly visible in other player's realities," Cuthbert wrote. "Everything you do to manipulate the world is shared with everyone else in each stage."
Exploration is the key focus of the game, as new mined materials can be used to defend the town against roaming monsters. Materials can also be crafted into weapons and new structures.
The game uses a mix of single-player and ad-hoc multiplayer, allowing shades from other players appear in games online. Helping these players out, for example by shining a flashlight on their work, helps the entire town’s survival.