Tyler: Model-005 is an action exploration platformer game with RPG elements 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.