What is Timothy vs the Aliens?
Timothy vs the Aliens is an adventure and platform video game where you will play the role of a gangster named Timothy, who lives in a black & white period and fights against the full-colored aliens that have invaded his city. The aliens have come to Earth looking for any living thing to eat and they are terrorizing the city. This situation could endanger Timothy’s reputation and position — if the aliens gain control of the city, he will lose everything he has achieved after many years of hard work. So he decides to take things into his own hands and defend his title of King of the City. It will eventually turn out he is the only one who can defeat the aliens.
It all started when Timothy was a child living in a fishing village named Little Fish. One day, he was abducted by a group of aliens that were part of an organization that tried to save planets. After telling him that an invasion would come to Earth in the future to devour everything, they gave him the only tool that could save the planet. So that the tool would go unnoticed, these aliens had converted it into an ordinary human object: a deck of cards. Timothy was thrown back to Earth, and he just continued with his pranks.
Some years after, Timothy has become a very influential gangster and, thanks to his fruitful business, his small village is now a large city where gangs and corruption are the norm. But what happened to the tool that would save the world?
You will control Timothy, a gangster with the ability to run, sprint, jump and fire his machine gun (and other weapons) at the aliens and at other objects, which can be done focusing a target to shoot at. These controls also allow Timothy to drag objects, collect items and interact with other characters and with the environment.
The game takes place in Timothy’s city, which is divided into different open-world areas that can be accessed from one to another. The areas can be freely explored and there will be many items, secrets and secondary missions that can be completed whenever you want. But there will be zones that will be exclusive to the main missions (quests) of the game.
All the areas of the game are completely 3D. The scenes include platforms, jumps, dangerous objects to dodge, interactive objects, puzzle sequences, collectable items, and, obviously, enemy aliens.
The environments and items of the game are inspired by the big American cities in the 1920s and 1930s. However, we do not intend to exactly depict that period, rather we want the game to give the feeling of the gangster movies of that time, that is why we decided to make everything black & white. The characters are also inspired by the trends and concepts of that period, including how Martians would look like. But the aliens are not in black & white because they don’t actually belong to the gangster world, they come from another planet and they would probably have developed “full color” technology. This will give rise to some missions where Timothy is within the alien spaceships and everything is in color, except him.