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Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone review

Stop doubting Thomas

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4 years ago

Feature: Way beyond rectangles

Hands-On With Mike Bithell’s Volume

“It will probably be the only time in my life when I have no responsibilities, didn’t owe anyone any money, didn’t have staff that I had to worry about. Absolute freedom to do what I want. I wasn’t going to use that to make a sequel to a reasonably well-received puzzle-platformer.” I’ve asked Volume lead Mike Bithell if he’s been worried about over-reaching himself. 2012’s…

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5 years ago

Feature: The Ethics Of Robin Hood

Of Stealth And Merry Men: Volume Interview

Mike Bithell's stealth game, Volume, looks like a very different prospect to Thomas Was Alone, even if there might be some similarities in the audio department. A retelling of the Robin Hood story, Volume takes place in a Britain laced with political dissent, rebellion and fancy volumetric display devices. Upon discovering such a device, Robert Locksley sets out to livestream heists and infiltrations, teaching the…

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Feature: "New Square Wave of 2012"

Square Go: Pretentious Game 3 Vs Thomas Was Alone

"Has this game just come out?" maker of Thomas Was Alone Mike Bithell asks of Pretentious Game 3. "Because I've been getting emails all day, 'They're taking the piss out of you hurr hurr hurr'." Bari of Keybol games has just released the final part of a trilogy of games about a square, and labelled them all emphatically pretentious. Pretentious Game 3 is a game…

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7 years ago

There’s Wallace: Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone first came to my attention while I was trying not to watch the GTA V trailer six thousand times to work out if one of the character models was a fatter, older version of an important bloke from a previous entry in the series. I wasn't sure whether a platform game about quadrilateral quandaries was all that interesting but David Housden's music…

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True Friendshape: Thomas Was Alone

Phew. I ran here as fast as I could. I know the entire internet is waiting for the hottest new trailer in town but some git thieved my automocar so I've had to come by foot. Here it is then. Thomas Was Alone is an upcoming indie game "about friendship and jumping", with a cast of angular shapes working together to make their way through…

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