A downloadable game for Windows

Monsters and Tripods are attacking Earth. You must save people and your city from them.

"They Are Coming" is a Third-Person Shooter prototype game made with Unreal Engine 4 and Houdini. It was originally intended for UE4 MegaJam 2019. Due to problems occurred beyond our control, we didn't manage to submit it to the jam. Instead, we improved it a bit and released this very early prototype. We inspired by WarOfTheWorlds movie. We've worked on this game only for 2-3 weeks.

This game has obviously some bugs which we apologize for them in advance.

Please share your insights and comments with us. We'll use them to improve this game and our work in general. If you liked this game or if you didn't like it, please share that with us. If this game didn't run very well on your system, please tell us what hardware you are using so that we can optimize it further.

If you have any ideas to improve this game in any way, please share that with us too.

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Thank you for playing the game!

Install instructions

Download the zip file. Unzip it. Run "TheyAreComing" executable file. Enjoy!

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TheyAreComing.zip 940 MB

Development log

Comments

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Are you guys still working on this? I really hope you decide to take it further and flesh it out into a full WotW experience. Literally been waiting 15 years for a  decent looking game like this. Great job.

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Yes! Not even we're working on this game, we're trying to improve all aspects of it. We're working on a new and better system, but we'll make a good update to this very game here too. Your comment is very encouraging. Thank you so much! If you have any ideas to improve this game, please share that.

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That's great to hear! I have so many ideas lol I don't want to fanboy out and post essay long lists and I understand the limits of game development, but my dream game would be something like Dayz (but better) with tripods.

Open world, survival like with aspects such as food/water/crafting systems (molotovs, pipebombs, bandages etc...), finding better weapons/armor (Rpg's/flame resistant clothing etc...) 

Stealth aspects, hiding from tripods,  flying machines, crawlers etc... 

Maybe a journal for some exploration aspects, cataloging places, events, people, martians. 

Realistic tripods. It feels amazing standing near the tripods in the demo but they don't exactly walk with weight and their legs are too quick, understandable obviously considering 3 weeks development.
If tripods could capture people with their tentacles, search houses/basements with their mechanical eye, harvest humans and fertilise with red weed that would add to immersion.

If I could play something like this, I could officially die happy! :D 

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Also, Invasion Mode: Be the alien and wreak havoc on humanity! 

Thanks for your time and for sharing your good ideas with us.

The game we have in mind which we're working on has some modes to play and survival will be one of them. We're trying to improve every aspect of "They Are Coming" and it's very important for us that enemies and monsters (including tripods) will be smarter, some very horrifying and very exciting.

We don't want to promise something we can't make because our fans are very important and valuable to us; so I don't get into details here. I can say that we want the player to have a very exciting experience in different situations and we want to convey a sense of monsters being alive and not just some artificial intelligence beings.

We avoid repetition. We don't want to waste player's time. And we will try our best to have a perfect game.

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Thanks. Your ideas are very valuable to us. We'll definitely consider them.

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Very entertaining game.

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Thanks

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The game was rather unplayable for me because of performance issues. I'm not surprised though, considering my hardware is rather old at this point. It's honestly a credit to yourselves that it runs at all, since Unreal 4 games rarely do on my dinosaur of a gaming laptop.

You mentioned you wanted hardware settings if it didn't perform well, so here's a link to a pastebin.

https://pastebin.com/mFF7i6fj

I cut out all the information I felt wasn't relevant, so if something's missing just let me know.

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Hi

Thanks for your comment. Have you tried the updated version came nearly 4 days ago which has a settings menu? If so, have you tried to lower the quality to see if frame rate improves?

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this is a good concept but my suggestions are make the legs move more freely and more flexible movements on the tripods. they could use sounds also like a horn and walking sounds. edit:nvm they have sounds 

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Thank you very much. These are good ideas indeed.

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I agree but even still this is only 3 weeks of development. Given more time i'm sure these guys would give us more authentic moving/sounding tripods. 

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where you inspired by war  of the world

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Yes! It's mentioned above too.

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it's a good prototype! i can see many directions you can go from this so im eager play the full game. great job


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Thanks. Your support is really appreciated. Any ideas would be welcomed.

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really cool game liked it a lot and cant wait to see more of it when if you go further with it!!

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Thank you. Really appreciate your support.

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no problem and your welcome!!

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We've uploaded a video

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the game was laggy for me 

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Thanks for playing the game. Could you tell us what is your hardware? And btw, we're working on a patch to introduce a settings menu which will improve the frame rate.

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Hi, we've updated the game to address this issue.

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First of all thanks for this awesome game. I really like this game and made a full Gameplay for you... Rated 5/5 :)) Thanks Again.

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We appreciate that. Thank you for your support.

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Your Subscription will be appreciated on my channel

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good idea
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Thank you. If you have any idea to improve this game, we'll appreciate that.

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you game is good please make defult select  graphic set

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Thanks. We're working on a quick patch to introduce a settings menu.

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thank u

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Hi, we've updated the game. Performance of the game is much better and we've also added a settings menu.

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Hi, we've updated the game. Now it runs smoother than before and there won't be any lagging. Hopefully!