With the tagline, “A minimalist game about friendship and jumping and floating and bouncing and anti-gravity,” how could one possibly resist the simple, but charming, draw of Thomas Was Alone?
Released back in June, Thomas Was Alone is a 2D action platformer where players take control of a number of different protagonists and strive to complete 100 levels filled with epic puzzles. The game is narrated by British actor and comedian Danny Wallace. This narration was one of our favorite parts of Thomas Was Alone, if you remember from our review of the game, back in July. Danny Wallace’s narration is not as cinematic as, say, Bastion’s narration, but it doesn’t need to be, because the game uses narration in the same way it uses graphics: compellingly minimalistic.
Thomas Was Alone was developed by Mike Bithell, a game designer at Bossa Studios in the UK, and the game’s soundtrack was created by David Housden. The soundtrack is available for purchase from Thomas Was Alone’s official website (link below).
For today only, Mike Bithell is offering Thomas Was Alone for half-off the regular price, bringing the game down to only $4.99. The game works for both PC and Mac, and buying directly from the official website will get you a DRM copy of both versions zipped separately. Alternatively, Thomas Was Alone is available on Desura and Indiecity for full price.
Buy Thomas Was Alone for half-off from the official website.
Players interested in Thomas Was Alone can try out a demo, which is available on the official website for both PCs and Macs.