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Last updated October 27, 2016

Tyler: Model 005 - A 3D Action and Adventure Game (Canceled)

Tyler: Model 005 is a 3D action game set in the 1950s where you help a miniature robot named Tyler find his missing creator!

Tyler: Model 005 - A 3D Action and Adventure Game (Canceled)

Tyler: Model 005 is a 3D action game set in the 1950s where you help a miniature robot named Tyler find his missing creator!

$5,321
pledged of $20,000pledged of $20,000 goal
93
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 27 2016
Last updated October 27, 2016

About

 

 

Tyler: Model-005 is a 3D action-platformer and exploration game set in the 1950s where you control a spunky miniature robot named Tyler. Many years after being shut down, Tyler is accidentally powered up during the height of a thunderstorm. You set off with Tyler to discover why your creator is missing and what has happened to your home, which is now overrun with robot-sized rats, cockroaches, and more.

Size plays a huge part in Tyler: Model-005. As Tyler, you are a minuscule machine. Pencils and coffee mugs can become weapons. Chairs, stairs and bookshelves are obstacles to your progress - things that are normally tiny take on a completely new dimension in Tyler’s world. Even if you simply want to explore, all the 1950s environments are handcrafted to include a variety of puzzles, collectibles, and climbables. Details are important to breathe life into a game, and, as Tyler, it’s your role to discover as much about this new world as you can.

But stairs and chairs aren’t your only obstacles. Dozens of different enemies will stand in the way of your goal. While ants and rats may not be the smartest creatures, being swarmed by hordes of them will make life extremely difficult for our little friend. Luckily, you and Tyler are equipped with a variety of different weapons, from your trusty bolt-blade to boxing gloves. Samurai swords! Sticks! Cherry bombs! All of it will allow you to carve your way through the pests that have infested your home while your creator has been missing. Tyler’s relying on your help, so use every tool you discover to find the right combination for you.

 

 

 

 

 

  

As part of the Kickstarter, we thought it was critical to have an early playable demo of the very opening segment of the game - the Basement and a few of the early rooms. We didn’t want to give too much of the story away, but we wanted you to be able to try out the gameplay in Tyler. Please note that we are still working on camera controls and currently the only section that has a degree of polish is the Basement. Continuing play past that section may result in getting stuck or finding other weirdness. 

But that’s why we’re here on Kickstarter, to give the game a few more months of polish and shine before launching. We believe you’ll be able to get a sense of what the game will become and what sort of experiences you’ll enjoy as you explore. Check it out!

 

 

                          

 We're also live on Steam Greenlight and we'd appreciate any votes you can give us! Even without Greenlight approval, we fully anticipate to land a place on Steam, but part of our goal is to build a lasting community with Tyler and crew.

 

 

 

For this next section, we'll give the keyboard over to our amazing main character - he can explain more about his abilities than we can!

Hi! I’m Tyler, the robot you’ve been reading about for the last few minutes. Running around with me looks pretty fun, right? My creator was a very, very smart man, and he gave me all sorts of different abilities that aren’t normal for a solar-powered robot. I mean, I guess solar-powered robots aren’t typical either. That reminds me - let me tell you a bit more about myself!

Like I said before, any light source keeps me charged up. Running around rooms is dangerous, but it gets even worse if I’m in the dark. I can’t even imagine what it’s like in a dungeon - or a sewer! Finding light switches or kerosene lamps will let me do more exploring, which is what I like to do best.

When I’m powered up, you can use my energy source to move objects like coffee mugs, pencils or boxes. I can even use these as bug crushers if I need to!

I’m not the only robot my master made though, there’s quite a few of us running around, according to my mate, Conrad. I’m not sure if I trust that guy, but he seems sure that there’s a couple others tucked around my creator’s house. The more of them I run into the more I’ll be able to find out what happened to my creator!

And the coolest thing (which I’m not exactly sure how my creator managed to invent this) is the time shifting powers he gave me! I can travel back and forth through time - how cool is that?! So who knows, maybe I already know the answers to all my own questions and I just don’t want to give you any spoilers!  

Spoiler alert: Captain Picard totally killed Gandalf with Dumbledore and Luke Skywalker's help. Hah!

 

 

With his ability to time travel, Tyler is able to discover and wear a huge assortment of diverse outfits. Anything from medieval helmets to pixelated eyeglasses are possible, and you can see a large number of these in our trailer and throughout the GIFs on this Kickstarter. As a special gift for anyone that opts to back a tier level that includes a digital copy, we’re going to give you an exclusive “American Slasher” skin, which you can see below. It’s totally appropriate for Halloween! Other Kickstarter tiers also include additional customization options, allowing you to outfit Tyler however you’d like.

While static images are great, we also wanted to give you an even more in-depth look at some of the customization options available to you, so we’ve utilized SketchFab - the online 3D model viewer - to create embeddable art for you to look at. Below you’ll find several of our different in-game outfits. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

 

 

 

 

Finally, our teams know that Tyler is awesome. Your journey with him will be chock full of joyful romps and his playful personality. We think he’s pretty adorable, and we hope you do too. So as one of our Kickstarter rewards, we’re including a 3.7” figurine of Tyler sitting and kicking his feet. The Tyler statue is a high-quality full-color 3D print in a sandstone material. He’ll look great hanging out on your desk!  

Note: Tyler’s Statue is for decorative purposes only. We’d be sad if Tyler fell and broke.

Details of our Backer Tiers can be found on the right, but here's a quick breakdown of the tiers needed for the rewards.

 

Reversed Interactive is a very small team. Most of the development has been done out of pocket up until this point, and we fully anticipate to simply cover future costs with the funding you help us raise. However, we also know that Kickstarter can be a powerful platform and community, and we hope that - with your help - we can bring a fully realized amazing experience to gamers throughout the world.  

Although we’ve implemented many of the core features of the game, we know that the game needs more polish and additional content to match what exists in other action-adventure games on the market. We want to add more levels, animations, costumes, enemies, voice acting, and features into the final product, and that will only be possible with your help via this Kickstarter.

Your funding will help us bring Tyler’s world to life and make it so you can fully immerse yourself in the novelty of running a tiny robot through a delipidated 1950s home. We know that you can help us make this vision a reality.

 

 Lance Gardener 

Game Director and Lead Developer  

Pretty much does all the core bits of Tyler, everything from design /modeling and coding to creating the clever 1950s era set pieces.  

Favorite Games: Fable series, Fallout, Turok, B.O.B.

Tyler Durham

Music Writer And Composer.  

In charge of all music flowing throughout the world of Tyler: Model 005 and casting vocalists to achieve that 1950s sound.  

Favorite Games: Metal Gear Solid, Last of Us, Mass Effect, Starcraft.

Martyn Luke

Lead Voice Actor  

The voice behind Tyler and a few other mad little characters you will come across in Tyler: Model 005  

Favorite Games: Streets of Rage, Dead Space, Condemned, Half-Life, Fable.

Cody Bye

QA, Editor, PR, and Community Marketing - VIctoria Publishing  

Creates much of the textual content surrounding Tyler, from script writing to this Kickstarter campaign. He also tries to shine up and polish Tyler as much as possible.  

Favorite Games: Baldur’s Gate 1 & 2, Everquest, X-wing vs. Tie Fighter, Curse of Monkey Island, Goldeneye: 007 (N64), and Destiny.

Thanks for reading and check out our website for more information and updates on Tyler: Model-005.

We'd also like to give a great big thank you to a few of our sister and brother Kickstarter campaigns.  

Legends of the Brawl is a 3D action brawler that supports co-op action as you take the roles of famous individuals like Teddy Roosevelt. That campaign looks fantastic and they are looking for your help to complete their game.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

 

 

Risks and challenges

As with any video game development project, Tyler: Model-005 is a complex undertaking and there will likely be difficult obstacles that will need to be overcome.

However, we're an experienced team, and creating a working demo of the project has allowed us to test many systems and create the core of our game.

Tyler: Model 005 is a digital product there is always a chance of data loss. To prevent the game getting lost or damaged we make sure to backup the project files every 48 hours.

We're thrilled to have the chance to present Tyler: Model-005 to the public and hope that you will give us your support in bringing Tyler to life!

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    Thank You!

    A deeply heartfelt thanks from Tyler and the Reversed Interactive and Victoria teams. Without you, Tyler would never be a reality!

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    Early Bird Digital Copy! (plus extras!)

    Early backer benefits! Includes a digital copy for Tyler: Model-005 for all supported publishing platforms (Steam, GOG, DRM free, etc.), a digital version of the game's soundtrack and early testing access to Tyler: Model-005 to help improve the game!

    Includes:
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    Digital Copy, Soundtrack and Beta!

    Includes a digital copy for Tyler: Model-005 for all supported publishing platforms (Steam, GOG, DRM free, etc.), a digital version of the game's soundtrack and early testing access to Tyler: Model-005 to help improve the game!

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    Founding Fathers Election Package

    It's election season in the United States, and in honor of the country's history, we've created three iconic exclusive skins for Tyler. The presidents we opted to showcase - three of the best - are George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. All items from previous tiers will be included.

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    • Digital PC copy of Tyler: Model-005
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    Costume Closet! (More Tyler Parts!)

    Get twenty more exclusive character parts at the start of the game! All other items included.

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    • Twenty Additional In-Game Parts for Tyler
    • Digital PC copy of Tyler: Model-005
    • Tyler: Model-005 Soundtrack
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    Collector's Edition! (3.7" Tyler Statue)

    Decorate your desk with an amazing 4" statue of our wonderful robot friend, Tyler. This is a full color, high-quality sandstone replica, but he is breakable so be careful! Also includes all previous rewards.

    All physical items will ship approximately 90 days after successful end of Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • 3.7" Full-Color Decorative Statue of Tyler
    • Digital PC copy of Tyler: Model-005
    • Tyler: Model-005 Soundtrack
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    • American Slasher Skin for Tyler
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    Super Backer! (Cap, T-Shirt, and Mug!)

    Walk down the street proclaiming your love for our little friend, Tyler! You'll receive a baseball cap, t-shirt, and coffee cup in this tier, along with all the other items previously listed (including that sweet, sweet statue).

    All physical items will ship approximately 90 days after successful end of Kickstarter.

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    • Baseball Cap
    • T-shirt
    • Coffee Cup
    • Digital PC copy of Tyler: Model-005
    • Tyler: Model-005 Soundtrack
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    • Twenty Additional In-Game Parts for Tyler
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    Shape the Game! (Conf. Call with Team!)

    Join a video conference call with the Tyler team and lend them your ideas, along with any personal feedback you have about the game.

    Also includes all the other rewards, so physical items will ship approximately 90 days after successful end of Kickstarter.

    Includes:
    • Conference Call with Team
    • Digital PC copy of Tyler: Model-005
    • Tyler: Model-005 Soundtrack
    • Testing Access
    • American Slasher Skin for Tyler
    • Twenty Additional In-Game Parts for Tyler
    • 3.7" Full-Color Decorative Statue of Tyler
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    Be Part of Tyler: Model-005! (Awesome!)

    You are amazing! At this reward level, you'll be able to be a part of the game, either by submitting a picture or submitting an item that you'd specifically like to see rendered in-game. Additionally, you can select an enemy/pest that you'd love (hate!) to see fight against our miniature hero. At this level, we're very flexible and we want you to be a part of Tyler!

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    • Digital PC copy of Tyler: Model-005
    • Tyler: Model-005 Soundtrack
    • Testing Access
    • Twenty Additional In-Game Parts for Tyler
    • American Slasher Skin for Tyler
    • Baseball Cap
    • Coffee Cup
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