Top&Tom - Two Bots on the Road

Important Preliminary Note

The game has only been tested on screens with a 16:9 aspect ratio. Other aspect ratios may produce unexpected results.

Known Issues

  • It is highly probable that gamepad controls do not work in the browser version. Use mouse or keyboard instead.
  • If you click on the sound icon (or on the "Replay Tutorial" on the title screen), the game registers a jump action. Don't be surprised. The same occurs when starting a run from the title screen.

About This Game

Tom&Top has been created during the GMTK Game Jam 2021.

You play Top and Tom, two bots that went on a road trip while being attached to one another. The twist is you can only control Top directly, but you have to help both of them continue their journey.


Those requirements only apply to the downloadable versions of the game.

PlatformMinimum Requirements
Windows 7 (SP1+) or Windows 10
32 or 64 bits
DX10 capable graphics card
macOSmacOS High Sierra 10.13 or later
Apple Silicon or Intel 64 bits processor
Metal capable graphics card


Controls in Tom&Top are very easy.

Follow the tutorial at the beginning of the game to practice the different actions.

Action   Keys
JumpGamepad : A (Xbox) / X (PS)
Keyboard : Up arrow
Mouse : Left button
Rush for the groundGamepad : B (Xbox) / O (PS)
Keyboard : Down arrow
Mouse : Right button

Indirect Control of Tom

Tom cannot be controlled directly, but you can make it avoid obstacles anyway. Jump then rush for the ground to bounce it below obstacles on its side of the road. Jump just after to bring it back to the road faster than it would be by itself.


All code and visual elements have been done by me.

Music :
Sound Effects :

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Release date Jun 13, 2021
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Made withUnity, Aseprite
Tags2D, infinite-runner, Pixel Art, Unity
Asset licenseCreative Commons Attribution_NonCommercial_ShareAlike v4.0 International
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)


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Hi chsxf, 
it turned out, that Arlasoft was not the only Atari 2600 developer who liked your game very much. I have added some of my own ideas to it, therefore I call it "Top&Tom 2". You can find my version here.
We now plan to release the game on cart in the AtariAge store. Would that be OK for you? If you want to continue to communicate in private, please let me know via AtariAge. My Username is "Thomas Jentzsch".

Thanks for the heads up. I have obviously no problem with derivative works based on Top&Tom. However, just to let you know, my company and I will launch the game on mobile very soon and there may be an issue with the “Top&Tom 2” name in itself. I haven’t tested your game but I’m sure it is perfectly fine. I would only require a change of name I guess. Do you think it would possible on your side?

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Thanks for the quick reply. I like the name, but if you prefer something different, I can vary it. Would something like Bot&Tom or Tom&Bot be OK for you? 

Here is a video of the gameplay from a WIP version.

BTW: I think the game will work very well on mobile.

Anything that does not contain « Top & Tom » or « Top and Tom » will be fine.

I am very pleased to see people making these games based on the original. I hope that our final product will be as pleasing to play as the current version. :)

Cool. Working on an alternative name now...

BTW: Please let us know when you launch the mobile version.

Thank you for being so understanding.

And sure, I’ll post here when the mobile version is released.

Hi there, enjoyed playing your game and was looking for a simple project to dip my toes into Atari 2600 development (although nothing on the 2600 is simple...). Here's my version:

Awesome! Will definitely test it as soon as I can.

Congrats on making it into the video! I had to try this one out since I feel like we had similar ideas, I liked the way you executed it with how you only control the top character and you have to use that carefully to affect the other. Great work!


Thanks. I’ve tried yours too. At first, I was thinking of doing the same thing, then I realized the connection between the two characters was not strong enough and I tried something else. Glad it worked so well.

Great idea very nicely done!
It reminds me a lot of the game Ibb and Obb but it feels very very different. (Would be great on mobile I guess)