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.
- Selected in App Store Best of 2014
- BAFTA 2013 Winner: Performance (Danny Wallace as Narrator)
- BAFTA 2013 Nominee: Story
- BAFTA 2013 Nominee: Original Score
“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.
- Now supports devices running on iOS 11!
Ratings and Reviews
Thomas Was Alone is a brilliant platformer filled with creative challenges, a beautiful blend of minimalist visuals and music, and an exceedingly clever deconstruction of videogame mechanics. Story and gameplay merge to create a striking, darkly funny experience that will stick with you long after you’re finished.
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.
The Blocks of the Century
A truly fantastic app. I love the narration, it's almost better than the game itself. And the simplicity of the game is phenomenal. Honestly, it's the best game I've possibly ever played. It's addictive, though not in an annoying way. It's very intellectual- The geometry and physics of it are really puzzling, it truly makes you think.
My only complaint, would be the lack of more levels. I suppose it's one of those one-hit-wonder sort of things, but it felt like it needed more... Like it shouldn't have ended there, like there was more to the story. Maybe it's hard to get the narrator back, and I understand the process of these type of games must be truly difficult, but I loved Thomas, James, Chris, Laura, and all the rest... I hate to see them end here. It feels like a cliff. A gap in their journey, that is in need of fulfillment. Those were my thoughts, anyway. I'm just a lowly 11-year-old though, so I suppose that I may not understand the complexity of the game-making world. The best game I've played yet though- So keep up the good work and hopefully keep up the creative Thomas characters, and make them alive again!!! They deserve the five-star-rating!!!$
- Bossa Studios Ltd
- 240 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), and iPod touch (6th generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 9+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- ©Mike Bithell Games
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