Thomas Was Alone Review – One of the all-time great indies

Thomas Was Alone was the first game by Mike Bithell. It looks like a simplistic platformer where the player just moves simple geometric shapes around and the second they reach an outline of that shape the level is over, and that actually is pretty much it.

But that simplistic description, while truthful misses so much of why Thomas Was Alone is a major game. The obvious place is the story, and the meaning of the title, which is just the opening words of an amazing narration. The story begins with Thomas being alone and looking for friends, and from there the player will run into multiple different shapes to join Thomas on an adventure through the nameless space.

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