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Developers: Mike Bithell, Bithell Games
Publishers: Mike Bithell, Curve Studios Limited, Ant Workshop, Bithell Games
Genres: Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle
You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll jump in Thomas Was Alone on Nintendo Switch. Whether you're leaping in for the first time or playing through the adventure yet again, this complete port does the iconic indie game proper justice and proves that great video game ideas are timeless.
As it's a package from 2013 of a game that reportedly sold a million copies, you probably already know if you need to get Thomas Was Alone. If you haven't played it and you have a Switch then you absolutely must get the demo – right away, no excuses. Its playful elucidation of how games work shouldn't be missed by anyone interested in the medium. The full game gives you a few hours of good platforming with great presentation and a well-told story. And as an artefact of its era of indie games, Thomas Was Alone is a delight. The game can be experienced start-to-finish in a few short sessions and Bithell's commentary provides a sort of meta-narration to motivate another playthrough if you haven't heard it before. In short, Thomas Was Alone was pretty great when it came out, it's held up well and now it's on your Switch.
Although it doesn't offer a lengthy experience, Thomas Was Alone is a memorable game that players will celebrate for its quirky characters, heartfelt narrative, and fantastical setting. With it now being released on most major consoles, there's no reason to pass up on this truly unique indie gem.
It’s not only a well-designed puzzle platformer with good controls, but also a story-driven treat for the eyes and ears, a game that will make you care about a bunch of moving rectangles, somehow. It might not be very replayable (actually, let’s double down on this: it’s devoid of replayability), but it’s still pretty fun while it lasts.
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