Thomas Was Alone
By Bossa Studios Ltd
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- Selected in App Store Best of 2014
- BAFTA 2013 Winner: Performance (Danny Wallace as Narrator)
- BAFTA 2013 Nominee: Story
- BAFTA 2013 Nominee: Original Score
Meet Thomas, a curious rectangle, and help him unravel the mysteries of his existence in a wonderfully strange world. Experience 100 levels of award-winning platform gameplay and take part in an emotional story narrated by Danny Wallace.
“Across the game’s gaps and hazards, there’s a real emotional journey filled with narcissism and jealousy.”
New York Times
"Sumptuous visuals and an engaging story."
“It proves that you don't need tens of millions of dollars and hundreds of staff to make a game story worth telling, just a good hook, an engaging vision, and a whole lot of heart.”
9/10 – Destructoid
"Thomas Was Alone is a winning piece of minimalist game design that manages to do a lot with a little in an industry which far too frequently achieves the exact opposite, and it deserves much praise for that."
8/10 - Official Playstation Magazine
** Experience the BAFTA winning, million selling game from creator Mike Bithell, now an Universal app available for iPad (iPad 2 minimum), iPhone (iPhone 4 minimum, iPhone 4S & newer recommended) and iPod Touch (iPod Touch 5 minimum)!
** A minimalist game about friendship and jumping
** 100 levels, one immersive journey
** Award winning story narrated by Danny Wallace
** Includes FREE ‘Benjamin’s Flight’ level pack, giving you more story and 20 additional levels to play through with young Benjamin, who goes in search of the Fountain of Wisdom aided by his father's incredible invention.
What's New in Version 2.0
- Thomas Was Alone iOS is now an Universal App! Play it on your iPhone (minimum 4, recommended 4S upwards) or iPod touch (5 upwards)!
- Fixed a few bugs (including iPad 2 slow down on Level 11.5)
Frustrating and fun
All in all this is a fun game, but I'm rating it 3 stars because it isn't worth the money. It's a platformer with some puzzle elements. The characterization and story line are fun but spread too thin. The main thing is that I never turn the game off satisfied. Only frustrated. Some of the levels have difficult sections which would be fine except that the game has this nasty habit of making unforgivably hard platforming sections to get through repeat five or six times. If that wasn't bad enough, it mocks you by making it so that if you get through 5/6 platforms, and mess up on the sixth you have to start over. It gets particularly nasty when gravity puzzles are implemented. Also the controls could have handled better. Many puzzles require you put one character stand on the edge of a ledge, then change characters, but most of the time the game interprets an attempt to change characters as an attempt to walk off said ledge and start over. I've quit more times because of this than anything. Finally, there is a character who can double jump, except the game has a really we did idea of when it is/isn't appropriate to do so. So sometimes you'll make leaps of faith onto platforms only to find that the game decided you didn't deserve a double jump that time, so you fall to your death.
In summary, there is a fine line between challenging and frustrating.
Best Game I've Played on an iPhone
This game was amazing and definitely deserves its five star rating. The game's mechanics are similar to other basic platformers, but makes the levels fun and intriguing because of the different abilities of the rectangles. This makes the gameplay richer. And of course I must not forget the story. When I bought this game and saw its glowing reviews I was pretty skeptical of whether the plot would be that good. I was very pleasantly surprised! I became so attached to the characters, I found myself routing them on at points at grieving them others. The narration really makes the rectangles come alive and the story is quite deep and emotional. And finally the soundtrack is better than any game I've played on iPhone and really set the stage during the sad parts. The only complaint I have was the ending was a bit abrupt, but the rest of the story makes up for it. There is also an additional few missions that is basically a prequel and gives the background of one of the characters. I'd love to see more additional missions with back stories of the other characters! Over all it's a great game and highly recommend it!
Decent but doesn't live up to the hype.
I wanted to love this game. And I was certain I would based on the reviews. But sadly, it just didn't do it for me. I hate to say it, but boredom and frustration are two words that I would use to describe this game. None of the puzzles are even close to being hard to solve. But it seems the creators make up for that fact by making the solutions time consuming. If moving blocks around again and again and again, back and forth and back and forth, sounds like a great time, then this game is probably for you. If not, you'll probably end up bored, frustrated and disappointed.
There are also aggravatingly difficult platformer elements interspersed throughout the game. Which might seem like it would be a great break from the monotony but somehow made the whole experience even more frustrating.
Don't get me wrong, I don't hate this game. But I can't fathom how it has such stellar reviews. It's unique, well crafted and has a fun story. And the use and combinations of different types of block to solve puzzles is a great idea. But the gameplay itself leaves a lot to be desired. I found myself finishing the game just so I could get it over with and move on.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Jul 24, 2014
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 160 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Bossa Studios Ltd
- ©Mike Bithell Games
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.