Pixeljunk series developer Q-Games’ quasi MMO town-building tower-defense sandbox game The Tomorrow Children is going free-to-play tomorrow on PS4.
The peculiar game about gathering elements to create a city went into the PS4 equivalent of Early Access back in August, though the developer insisted at the time that it was an official 1.0 release and players could just pay up front to play the game prior to its F2P release – while also snagging some nifty perks for their early support.
Players who want a boost at the off can buy the Frontier Pack for 500 Freeman Dollars, the game’s currency that translates to $5 (or your local equivalent), and this will offer players Bourgeoisie papers, a Lv1. Arms License, Lv1. Tools License, an EagleCorp Jetpack, and three avatars. PS Plus members will also receive an exclusive costume should they give the game a go before 2nd November.
Q-Games founder Dylan Cuthbert noted on the PlayStation Blog that the developer will continue adding updates, with the next patch adding new islands, tools, costumes, void powers, facilities, missions and more.
Our Chris Donlan gave The Tomorrow Children a go for a few days in September and found it a fascinating experience, if not a particularly rousing ride. “There is something so carefully made, so lovingly crafted about The Tomorrow Children, that I found it hard to set aside even when I wasn’t having much of what you might traditionally call fun,” he said in his The Tomorrow Children impressions.
“I don’t pretend to understand what Q-Games is actually trying to do here. I am struggling to meet the game on its own terms, and it turns out that this is an experience that brings with it its own pleasures,” he added.
Sounds like The Tomorrow Children is a bit of a marmite game, but for free you might as well check it out and see if its Soviet sandbox is for you. For more on The Tomorrow Children, you can watch our Ian Higton dive into it for 90 minutes in the video above.