Charming indie platformer Thomas Was Alone has just jumped onto the iPad

By , on May 15, 2014
Last modified 8 years, 8 months ago

Mike Bithell has finally ported his minimalist indie platformer Thomas Was Alone to iPad.

Set in a dark, angular universe, Thomas Was Alone has you take control of a selection of different sized rectangles as they try to escape their collapsing world.

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While the cast is just a collection of four side shapes, the differences between them goes deeper than just their dimensions

Each rectangle possessing unique abilities. Take Clare, the large blue square, who, despite worrying about her size, is the only one of the team able to float on water.

Then there's the cynical Chris, whose shorter stature lets him fit through gaps others cannot. It is only by making use of every block's individual talents that you will be able to guide them to the exit.

Despite the minimal appearence of the game's cast, developer Mike Bithell has managed to inject a lot of personality and charm into the characters. This is in part to due to the vocal talents of Danny Wallace, who narrates the story as you play.

Thomas Was Alone is out now for iPad for £5.99 / $8.99.

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