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Two elegant robots work together to save their synthetic society from a crude computer virus in this 2d action platformer.
Two elegant robots work together to save their synthetic society from a crude computer virus in this 2d action platformer.
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Gentlemen Robots is a 2d action platformer PC game that places you in a post-apocalyptic future where humans have been absent for centuries and robots are the dominant authority on Earth. Players take on the roles of Pierce Duncan and Simone Enrique, two of the last truly refined robots. They are faced with the mighty task of saving their society from a crude computer virus, one robot at a time. Along the way they'll traverse the rich world of Epsilontropolis, interacting with its many oddball citizens and collecting various power ups and upgrades. They're up for the task. Are you?

Screenshot from the "Rooftop" level of the game.
Screenshot from the "Rooftop" level of the game.

 Just add the dollar amount here to your already listed pledge, and get a cool additional gift from us!  

A new microgame, do you have what it takes to beat either the sword, the insult, or the pistol?
A new microgame, do you have what it takes to beat either the sword, the insult, or the pistol?
The expansion pack to our board game, Gentlemen Robots: Pit of Rufifans!  Introducing such new features as walls, grenades, and more JERC Cards!
The expansion pack to our board game, Gentlemen Robots: Pit of Rufifans! Introducing such new features as walls, grenades, and more JERC Cards!
Final last minute add on for those who have wanted t-shirts!
Final last minute add on for those who have wanted t-shirts!
Hide & Go BOOM! Expansion Pack contents. Contains: Rule book x1. Yellow wall piece x 16. Green grenade piece x 12. Robot body parts x8. JERC cards x20
Hide & Go BOOM! Expansion Pack contents. Contains: Rule book x1. Yellow wall piece x 16. Green grenade piece x 12. Robot body parts x8. JERC cards x20
Custom made buttons for all backers on the $15 reward tier and up!
Custom made buttons for all backers on the $15 reward tier and up!
All backers at the $25 tier and up will receive a signed art print of all our artists!
All backers at the $25 tier and up will receive a signed art print of all our artists!

 All backers at the $10 reward tier and up will have the option to run Gentlemen Robots on Apple computers.

You have asked and shall receive Linux OS
You have asked and shall receive Linux OS
  • A riveting single player campaign
  •  Buddy up for intense cooperative play
  •  Full controller support
  •  Dispatch robot armies with an arsenal of weapons and gadgets
  •  Play as either Pierce or Simone, each with their own abilities
  •  Power-ups and upgrades ensure replayability

We are a group of 13 college students based out of the Camden County College Game Design program.  We are a diverse group of promising talent, eager to show the world what we can do. We have members in every major department, from programming and art to marketing and design. See the members of our team here, and meet the faces behind the magic!:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDia4jh1U3

The members of Tim3sup Interactive.
The members of Tim3sup Interactive.

What is "For the Hive" and "Penguins Will Cut You..."?

Group photograph of the team.
Group photograph of the team.

"For the Hive" was our first project together as a team. It featured 10 levels of action packed insect warfare! We completed it in 15 weeks, from concept to finished project. Those of you who like turn-based strategy games will not be disappointed! Take a look at our gameplay trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDqINddj06g



"Penguins Will Cut You" was produced in 48 hours as part of the 2013 Global Game Jam. It was a collaborative effort between many of the members of Tim3sup Interactive and various other game design groups at our college. It is the story of how the famous scientist Dr. Yolo must run for his life from the deadly North Antartic Shanking Penguins.

Cover art for "Penguins Will Cut You".
Cover art for "Penguins Will Cut You".

What are the "Pit of Ruffians" and "For the Hive" boardgames?

"Gentlemen Robots: Pit of Ruffians" is the fully modular board game component to the Gentlemen Robots video game. Players assemble the board (Arena) any way they choose, leading to a near infinite number of combinations. They also have full control over assembling their robot avatar (a total of 256 different options!). Add to it traps and bonuses placed in the Arena, as well as a 40 card deck that changes the game on a dime, and you've got one action-packed board game experience!

A game of Pit of Ruffians in full swing!
A game of Pit of Ruffians in full swing!



"For the Hive: The Boardgame" is the analog component to the For the Hive video game. Two opposing colonies of insects wage an all out war over the last sugar on earth. It's like chess...if you could assemble your pieces in any order you wanted and plan tactical strikes against your opponent. Plus, it has exploding pawns, and that's just awesome. Once you've played the For the Hive board game, you won't be able to go back to regular chess.

A battle of the bugs about to begin in the For The Hive! board game.
A battle of the bugs about to begin in the For The Hive! board game.

Why Kickstarter? (What the money is for)  

It is our goal as a student group to make this game with the best resources we can. We have 4 months to complete this project, so we hope you'll help us in our endeavour to bring you the most engaging experience!  Our previous accolades include making the largest profit of any Game Design class in the program's 10 year history, as well as being the first Game Design class to both create a board game and purchase a 3D printer. We now set our sights on being the first Game Design class to have a Kickstarter and a successful one. Despite these achievements, we run on a shoestring budget, and we really wanted to raise the funds to make our final project a smashing success! We also want to bring our game to a wider audience and let people know college game designers have the talent and passion to produce fun worth while games. The next step was to branch out and ask the Kickstarter community to believe in our dreams. So we're here to show the world what Tim3sup Interactive can do (with adequate funding)! This will help us get a higher quality version of our game out to our players instead of handmade quality versions that have been handed out in previous semesters.

Why pixel art? 

We felt that pixel-based art captured the retro quality of many of the games the Kickstarter community likely grew up with. While many games today feature state-of-the-art graphics and cutting edge technology, we feel there's a certain nostalgia in pixel-based art that modern games just can't touch.

Rewards

  • Training Dummy - Digital copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Digital copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Digital copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
  • Getting Physical - Physical copy of Gentleman Robots: Sophisticated Automatons. All previous reward tiers.
Physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
  • Longer Range - Physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons as well as a digital copy of the For The Hive! video game. Also includes special thanks in-game. All previous reward tiers.
Physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Digital copy of For The Hive!
Digital copy of For The Hive!
Special thanks in credits.
Special thanks in credits.
  • Smashing Level - Special Edition physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons and a physical copy of For The Hive! Digital copy of Penguins Will Cut You. All previous reward tiers.
Special Edition physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Special Edition physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Physical copy of For The Hive!
Physical copy of For The Hive!
Digital copy of Penguins Will Cut You.
Digital copy of Penguins Will Cut You.
Gentlemen Robots: Pit of Ruffians board game
Gentlemen Robots: Pit of Ruffians board game
Digital copy of Gentlemen Robots
Digital copy of Gentlemen Robots
  • Sophisticate Level - Gentleman Robots: Pit of Ruffians board game. All previous reward tiers.
Pit of Ruffians board game.
Pit of Ruffians board game.
  • Charmer Level- Tim3sup Collection: Special Edition of Gentleman Robots: Sophisticated Automatons, Special Edition of For The Hive!, Digital version of Penguins Will Cut You., Pit of Ruffians board game, For The Hive! board game.
Special Edition physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Special Edition physical copy of Gentlemen Robots: Sophisticated Automatons.
Special Edition physical copy of For The Hive!
Special Edition physical copy of For The Hive!
Pit of Ruffians board game.
Pit of Ruffians board game.
For The Hive! board game.
For The Hive! board game.
  • True Gentlemen Level - Tim3sup Collection, Special thanks in credits, 3D-printed robot avatar of yourself.
Special thanks in credits.
Special thanks in credits.
Custom 3D-printed robot avatar.
Custom 3D-printed robot avatar.

Risks and challenges

Risk: Kickstarter rewards are not shipped on time.

Mitigation Plan: Tim3sup Interactive will actively be talking and interacting with the community at large, ensuring everything will be delivered on time. If something outside of our control gets shipped at the wrong time, Tim3sup Interactive will let the community know and have updates stating when the product will be out and clearing up the inconvenience. Rest assured, the team is committed to this project and will work on it past the semester in order to fulfill all obligations.

Risk: Game does not get finished on time.

Mitigation Plan: While many unforeseen events can happen during the development of a game, Tim3sup Interactive has taken every precaution to ensure this does not happen. Each department has weekly meetings as well as impromptu teleconference meetings. We also use real time collaboration document tools to tackle any issue that may arise. Finally, we have multiple deadlines for each stage of development to ensure we are on schedule and progressing smoothly. Also, if we do not finish this game we fail our college course. So, you know, there's that.

Risk: Turmoil amongst team members

Mitigation Plan: Tim3sup Interactive encourages a friendly and supportive working environment. We are all ready and eager to help one another if someone's work load becomes too great. However, as human nature tends to breed conflict, we are using a democratic idea system to make sure that everyone has a say in what goes into our game, as well as what needs to stay out.

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