Ethan is a smart boy, his ablility of hacking doors is without a question. As a kid, He enjoys being needed and did not suspect any pertential danger. He wishes to be the center of attention but often panic when the attention gets him. Therefore he relys on the robot to help him out.
The Guard is a group of gatekeepers, they appeare to be the enemies in this "game world". They carries guns shot out jelly and coved by maskes and coat, acting werid and stupid. However, this appearence is just a illusion formed by the yellow glasses Ethan is wearing, their true idenity is human.
And here we have a first draft animatic, really rough but we get the idea rolling!
(Please do not watch if you don't want this video to spoiled the story)