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All Articles: Thomas Was Alone
The folks working the counter at Nintendo’s eShop aren’t taking the day off and have laid out a bountiful Thanksgiving spread of nearly a dozen new games.
This week, the Persona series comes to the 3DS for the first time as Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth is now available for Nintendo’s handheld. The portable system is also now home to Mighty Gunvolt, a retro-styled side-scrolling shooter from Inti Creates, one of the developers behind the upcoming Mighty No. 9.
Indie platformer Thomas Was Alone will make its Wii U debut this week alongside a few classics from Nintendo’s earlier eras including Mario Pinball Land and Mighty Final Fight (also available for the 3DS)
More information on all of these games (and a few others) can be found after the break. And don’t forget about Nintendo’s Cyber Deals, which are available starting today and going through Tuesday, December 2. (more…)
Two new indie titles have made their way to the Xbox One today thanks to the ID@Xbox program.
First up is Thomas Was Alone, Mike Bithell’s strangely compelling story of rectangles and squares. You might not think that a platformer starring a “sentient AI” represented by a rectangle could be compelling, but then the narration hits you. Also available today is Pier Solar and the Great Architects, Watermelon’s Genesis-era RPG that was originally released in 2010 and is now available for new-gen consoles.
More information on both games can be found after the break. (more…)
Thomas Was Alone used simple rectangular shapes, and a mesmerizing voice-over performance from Danny Wallace, to captivate players on the PC in 2012 and the PS3/Vita in 2013. Next month, Mike Bithell’s award-winning game will make the jump to the PS4, Wii U, and Xbox One.
Curve Studios will once again handle the console port, which will carry a $9.99 price tag on all three platforms. However, the PlayStation version of the game will be part of Sony’s Cross-Buy initiative, so if you’ve purchased the game for the PS3 or the Vita, the PS4 version can be yours for free.
Curve Digital Managing Director, Jason Perkins said: “Thomas Was Alone came to PlayStation right at the start of their campaign to make console development more appealing to smaller developers. Since then, indie games have become a much larger part of the landscape for all major platform holders. It’s exciting to be working with Mike [Bithell] again and to be able to bring the title to even more gamers while offering a free copy for original PlayStation fans.”
And if you need a little mid-day entertainment, Curve and Bithell created a “behind-the-scenes” mockumentary detailing the porting process of Thomas Was Alone. The video is embedded after the break. (more…)
Thomas Was Alone is a lovely little puzzle game in which you get to play as different shapes. Each shape has a different power – whether it’s jumping far, floating on liquid, or being able to walk on the ceiling. The shapes must work together to clear each stage, solving puzzles and helping each other get through areas – sometimes by physically carrying one another, and other times by pressing buttons to open up new areas. It may sound boring, but I can assure you, this tiny game is anything but boring – in fact, there’s a huge and beautiful game experience tied into its little frame. (more…)