Thomas Was Alone is a puzzle-platformer created by Mike Bithell.
Thomas was alone… At least, to begin with. He was an experiment into artificial intelligence which became self aware, and begins to discover the world around him. He’ll meet friends, overcome obstacles, and ultimately, change the world.
It’s probably worth pointing out that Thomas is a small red rectangle, who can jump… And that’s it. In fact, all of the that characters you’ll meet are simply quadrilaterals of different colours, with different jumping heights or other abilities. Such as Claire, a large blue square who is convinced that she is a superhero because she can float on water. All of the shapes have their own personalities as well as attributes, and it’s hard not to get attached to them. The puzzles and game play are solid enough too, but it’s the writing and characterisation of oblongs that make it great.
- Available on: PC, PS3 and PS Vita
- Play it if you like: Minimalistic art style, engaging storyline, rectangles with more personality than most FPS heroes
- Get it from: Steam, Desura, or direct from the site (PC) and the PlayStation Store (PS3 and PS Vita)