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Thomas Was Alone

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The player controls one or, more often, several rectangles or squares of different colours and sizes. Each shape has a name, and individual character traits, including Thomas, mentioned in the title. The relationships between the characters are conveyed to the player by the voice-over.

"Thomas Was Alone" action takes place in a specific virtual space, in which some "Event" has caused the procedures of artificial intelligence with individuality and the ability to act without a specific control. Each entity is shown as a coloured rectangle. Rectangles can move to the left, right, and also know how to jump. Each of the characters has their unique abilities, in particular, large jumps or the ability to swim in the water (other rectangles die, being in it). When a player can control multiple characters, he can switch between them, controlling one aspect at a time.

The player's goal is to direct the shapes to the exit points tied explicitly to each shape so that they all occupy that exit at the same time. Most often it requires particular interaction between forms for better manoeuvrability.

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77
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Developer
Bithell Games
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Bossa Studios Ltd
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Curve Digital
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Mike Bithell
Publisher
Bithell Games, Bossa Studios Ltd, Curve Digital
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.bithellgames.com

System requirements for Android

4.0 and up

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS:OS X 10.5
  • Processor:500 Mhz
  • Memory:1 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space

System requirements for iOS

iPhone 5s, iPad Air, iPad Air Cellular, iPad Mini Retina, iPad Mini Retina Cellular, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Cellular, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Sixth Gen, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 4 Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro Cellular, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad Pro 9.7 Cellular, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPad 6 1 1, iPad 6 1 2, iPad 7 1, iPad 7 2, iPad 7 3, iPad 7 4, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad 7 5, iPad 7 6, iPhone X S, iPhone X S Max, iPhone X R, iPad 8 1 2, iPad 8 3 4, iPad 8 5 6, iPad 8 7 8, iPad Mini 5, iPad Mini 5 Cellular, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 3 Cellular, iPod Touch Seventh Gen

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS:Windows XP
  • Processor:500 Mhz
  • Memory:1 GB RAM
  • DirectX®:7.0
  • Hard Drive:400 MB HD space
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Thomas Was Alone reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Wonderful Game-beautiful Soundtrack-sweet Faces. Honestly, I didn't expect much. Thought more of a simple enigsi-based Logic game. In itself, however, "Thomas Was Alone" tells a wonderful, already slightly moving Story with a heartbreaking Ending,... What I would never have expected from Blocks-hidden behind slightly tricky Puzzles with great Variety that can actually be solved without any problems. My Playing Time (Quit + all Achivements): Exactly 3 Hours of price: With 8 Gold talers rather something for Lovers-everyone else can wait for a new Humble Bundle or a Steam Sale.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Thomas was alone. At least that'S what Thomas thought. In a two-dimensional grey World, Thomas meets His Peers. Only together, By combining their individual Customarities, can they achieve their Goal: Right and above. Thomas was alone captivates and arouses Emotions: For Rectangles. The Graphics are simple but loving and detailed. Danny Wallace was awarded the BAFTA Games Award for His role as a narrator who tells the STORY surrounding Thomas with Charm, Wit And Irony. The Game's Soundtrack, written for Thomas By David Housden, also deserves an Award. The Puzzles of the Platformer are not overly sophisticated, but are made trickier by the necessary Combination of the up to seven Figures. Occasionally, good Timing is required without making the Game unnecessarily exhausting. Overall, Atmosphere and Narrative Outweigh skill and combination tasks. For Lovers of lovingly designed indie games, Thomas is an absolute Recommendation.
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Microsoft from Swedish
This game I got recommended because I requested a game but a bit of trouble while there was a story, and this game has just that. You have to learn some geometric figures with different characteristics as people with their different senses and peculiarities. Tex Claire who can flow, she finally finds her place d she realizes that her weaknesses in dry land are compensated by her boyans in the water. Beautiful music and a rich history of friendship and human relationships.
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Microsoft from Norsk
The whole game was played as the training phase / intro of a game. "No, it should start," I thought. "Is this really all? Yep, that's all. You move a square from A to B. Congratulations, you managed it. Here's a new square. Move it from A to B. Tft. You'd think it's getting harder and harder. very complicated in the end, but no, I did not get stuck once, you do not take breaks to try to find a new approach to the problem, you take breaks because you are bored. So yes, completely discard money. I realize that it should somehow be a good story (which was one of the reasons I bought the game), but if I just want to clean a nice story I put on an audio book or a movie. The game itself is also entertaining. Not that I think the story was very catchy.
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