11:05am PT by Patrick Shanley
Quirky Indie Game 'Think of the Children' Challenges Players to Keep Their Kids Alive
Won't anybody think of the children?
That's the message at the heart of Think of the Children, a quirky new indie that puts players in the shoes of a parent on trial for negligent parenting.
Sporting Minecraft-ian blocky graphics and a flare for the bizarre, Children takes place largely via flashback to key events in the parent's past, such as a birthday party in the park, a day at the local zoo and an unexpected visit to the Australian Outback. The player must prove competence as a guardian in each environment in the "frantic parent simulator" by keeping the kids safe and, ultimately, alive.
The game from developers Jammed Up Studios and Surprise Attack Games features one- to four-player local co-op gameplay, Twitch and Mixer integration for live-streaming, customizable characters and families, level rankings and a wide range of unlockable customizations.
Think of the Children is available now on Steam, Humble, GOG and other digital game stores.
Watch the launch trailer below.