IMPRESSIONS: THINK OF THE CHILDREN
Think of the Children

IMPRESSIONS: THINK OF THE CHILDREN

Ready! Set! Parent! Think of the Children is a couch co-op game that will make you never want to have kids. Unlike other games that have inspired it, like one of our favourites Overcooked, it allows for online play. It also has one of the best Steam descriptions out there; Little Bobby’s chasing a feral dog, the BBQ’s on fire, Jen’s eating poisonous berries and the birthday cake still needs icing. It’s just another wonderful day with the kids so... Ready! Set! Parent! This sums up the game wonderfully. In Think of the Children, you play as a parent who is trying to stop a bunch of kids from getting into danger and killing themselves, all while you are carrying out a bunch of tasks. These tasks include setting a picnic table, building a sand castle, putting up a piñata and more. The game was created by Jammed Up Studios, an Australian game studio, at a 48 hour Game Jam and is currently undergoing polish before it is released. It will be published by Surprise Attack Games, an Australian indie games label. First it will be released on PC via Steam and The Humble Store and then it will be ported to consoles. https://youtu.be/IM0iN3UTQmw Not safe for children At the IGN Select Awards 2016 and RTX Sydney 2017, there were two stages on offer. The first, shown below, had…

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IGN SELECT AWARDS 2016

More than just an awards show On Friday 3rd February, we had the chance to go to the IGN Select Awards 2016 at the International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour (Sydney, Australia). At the IGN Select Awards 2016, attendees had the chance to play many of the nominated games. These included Doom, Uncharted 4, Inside, Call of Duty and more. There were also a few unreleased titles, the most well known of the lot being For Honor and the new Tekken. There were also a bunch of unreleased indie games. This is where we found our next Overcooked, the aptly titled Think of the Children. Besides the awesome company, playing this gem of a game was our highlight of the IGN Select Awards 2016.  And the Winner Is... https://youtu.be/3qGgvQeVqwA Best Visual Design: Uncharted 4 Best Audio: Battlefield 1 Best Game Design: Overwatch Best Storytelling: Uncharted 4 Best Online: Overwatch Best Original Game: Overwatch IGN Editors Choice: Forza Horizon 3 Game of the Year: Uncharted 4 You can listen to us talk about the IGN Select Awards 2016 on our latest podcast, IGN Select Awards and RTX Sydney Weekend. We are absolutely no way affiliated with IGN. Our only connection is that we are fans :)

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