Ditch those shooters and put the steering wheel down – Think of the Children is here and it wants to test your parenting skills!

Available from today on Xbox One, with a Nintendo Switch and PS4 release occurring just a day before, Think of the Children is quite possibly the first parenting simulator available on current gaming platforms.

Priced at $12.99/£10.39 (there is a launch discount available if you are quick), you should come in to Think of the Children in preparation for the chaos that will no doubt unfold. See, little Bobby’s dead, the BBQ’s on fire, Jen’s eating poisonous berries and the birthday cake still needs icing. Sounds just like another wonderful day out with the kids doesn’t it?

It is here where you’ll find yourself hauled before the Court for bad parenting with the Prosecution presenting a series of events 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 much, much, more.

Now you may be sitting there wondering what on earth could go wrong in any of those situations, but each of these locations proves to be far more dangerous than they sound, with even the tamest of environments being filled with deadly hazards.

You must therefore team up with other parents or – or attempt to get through life as a single parent – tackling each event and proving your parenting skills once and for all. Success depends on you working together, getting your tasks done, and most importantly, keeping the kids alive!

If you’re up for the task then 1-4 player co-op can be yours, streaming integration will allow you to show those skills off to the worldwide public, whilst a wide range of levels will ensure that a test is ahead. But all that said, Think of the Children is a fast-paced task management game with a colourful comedic twist – and we don’t believe for one minute that isn’t what you want in your life!

Key features include:

  • 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… KEEP THEM 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 with up to four players in local co-op.

If you want to test out your parenting skills then hop over to the Xbox Store and get yourself a copy of Think of the Children on Xbox One right now.


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