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Thomas Was Alone is a uniquely styled indie platformer that saw its initial release on PC and Mac platforms just last year. It boasts a minimalistic style with all of its characters and environments composed of squares and rectangles of various sizes. That doesn’t mean the game is without flair though, as you can see in the trailer posted below this article.

As of this week, creator Mike Bithell announced that the game will be released for PS3 and PS Vita systems sometime this year. There’s no definitive date yet, but he promises that the release will be “very, very soon” and will take advantage of the Vita’s touchscreen capabilities.

Crossing the barrier between platforms is exciting enough for many indie game creators, but Thomas Was Alone is a particularly inspiring success story. The game was created by a three person team: Danny Wallace (narration); David Housden (soundtrack); and Mike Bithell, who designed and coded the game in less than 24 hours. It just goes to show that great things can come from humble beginnings.


Angela Hinck
Former Contributor: Content Manager- Situated in sunny Florida, Angela spends plenty of time watching anime and playing video games. RPGs and survival-horror are her go-to genres; but if it's weird or different, she's willing to give a shot. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BA in Creative Writing and now puts her skills to good use writing about the nerdier things in life, including news and game reviews for Operation Rainfall.