Factsheet

Developer:
Fellow Traveller Games
Based in Melbourne, Australia

Release date:
PC: 19 October, 2017. Console: 25/26 September, 2018.

Platforms:
PC
PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Website:
thinkofthechildrengame.com

Regular Price:

PC: USD$9.99
Console: USD$12.99

Description

Little Bobby’s dead, the BBQ is on fire, Jen’s eating poisonous berries and the birthday cake still needs icing. It’s just another wonderful day out with the kids in Think of the Children, a chaotic parenting simulator for up to four players.

Hauled before the court for bad parenting and endangering the lives of your children, the prosecutors present a series of events as evidence that will either condemn or exonerate you: a birthday party at the park, a day at the zoo, a camping trip, an unexpected visit to the Australian Outback, and more. Only, each of these locations proves to be far more dangerous than they sound, and even the tamest of environments are filled with deadly hazards. Play through each event in flashback to prove your parenting skills--and your innocence--to the judge, and avoid going to jail.

Run solo or team up with other parents locally to play through each trip in flashback, making sure your tasks are done, the kids are happy–-and ALIVE!–-and every day out is a big success.

Think of the Children is available now on PC. It will be releasing on PS4 and Nintendo Switch on 25 September, 2018, followed by Xbox One on 26 September, 2018.

History

DEVELOPER: JAMMED UP STUDIOS

Rapid prototypes, game jams and stupid ideas are the driving force behind this team of game developers from Brisbane, Australia. Think of the Children is their first fully-fledged game.

Features

  • Multi-tasking mayhem: There’s never a dull moment when you’ve got the BBQ to tend, picnic tables to set, some of the kids are playing with a rabid dog, and two of them just ran out onto the road.
  • Parenting is hard!: To get a good parenting grade and avoid jail time you’ll need to get all your tasks done, keep the kids happy, and–ideally–alive!
  • Nowhere is safe: The local park, the beach, the supermarket, the zoo. Great places for a day out with the kids. That is, aside from the poisonous berries, ravenous seagulls, towering grocery shelves and electrified pens.
  • All kinds of families welcome: Single parent? Two mums? A mum, two dads and a horse in a long distance relationship? It’s all good. Name and customise your parents and children the way you want them, and save them individually or as a family. Parent solo or in local co-op with up to four players.

Videos

Launch Trailer YouTube

Announcement Trailer YouTube


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About Fellow Traveller Games

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Fellow Traveller is an indie games label exploring the possibility space of what games can be. Passionate about the vast and untapped potential of games as a medium, its mission is to seek out pioneering game developers working on unusual games with narrative at their core, help these developers bring their creations to the world and to connect them with players looking for something different.

Formerly known as Surprise Attack Games, the label was founded in 2011 and rebranded as Fellow Traveller in 2018. You may know them for the hacking game using real unix commands (Hacknet), the surveillance thriller series that puts you in the shoes of Big Brother (Orwell), the sad game about an elderly goat farmer (The Stillness of the Wind) or the dystopian steampunk mini-golf adventure game (Vertiginous Golf).

More information
More information on Fellow Traveller Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Think of the Children Credits

Adric Polkinghorne
Producer, Jammed Up Studios

Anders Groenningsaeter
Audio Designer, Jammed Up Studios

Brad Robinson
Artist/Animator, Jammed Up Studios

Selina Rablin
Artist/Animator, Jammed Up Studios

Daniel Galbraith
Programmer, Jammed Up Studios

Zach Schoessow
Programmer, Jammed Up Studios

Chris Wright
Managing Director, Surprise Attack Games

Marla Fitzsimmons
Marketing Manager, Surprise Attack Games

Stephen Heller
Production Manager, Surprise Attack Games

Fiona Murray
Finance Manager, Surprise Attack Games

Drew Taylor
Communications Manager, Surprise Attack Games

Justine Colla
Community and Social Media Manager, Surprise Attack Games

Michelle Pirozzi
Director, Surprise Attack Games

Aaron Bertinetti
Chairman, Surprise Attack Games


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