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World of Goo creators announce new puzzle game 7 Billion Humans

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7 Billion Humans (opens in new tab) is a people-powered programming puzzle game set in a world ruled by machines. It was announced (opens in new tab)by developer Tomorrow Corporation today as a direct follow-up to 2015's Human Resource Machine (opens in new tab)

The announcement trailer is bleak, but the premise is interesting. Essentially, you order office workers to complete tasks by treating them as variables in a unique programming language. Tomorrow Corporation says 7 Billion Humans improves on the language used in Human Resource Machine with the addition of multi-worker execution—again, bleak. 

"You'll be taught everything you need to know," the game's Steam page (opens in new tab) says, presumably trying to comfort the people who look at programming like a gazelle looks at a lioness (hello). It seems there are also more puzzles this time—over 60 in all. 

Tomorrow Corporation (opens in new tab) is a small studio consisting of World of Goo (opens in new tab) designer Kyle Gabler, Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure designer Kyle Gray, and former EA developer Allan Blomquist. They released their first game, Little Inferno (opens in new tab), in 2012. 

7 Billion Humans does not yet have a release date, though Tomorrow Corporation says it's "initiating soon." 

Austin Wood
Staff writer, GamesRadar

Austin freelanced for PC Gamer, Eurogamer, IGN, Sports Illustrated, and more while finishing his journalism degree, and has been a full-time writer at PC Gamer's sister publication GamesRadar+ since 2019. They've yet to realize that his position as a staff writer is just a cover-up for his career-spanning Destiny column, and he's kept the ruse going with a focus on news, the occasional feature, and as much Genshin Impact as he can get away with.