Thomas Was Alone is released

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Newport alumni Mike Bithell’s game Thomas Was Alone is now available to download from Desura and Indie City.

Over the last few days there has been great press coverage and reviews… Rock Paper Shotgun, GamasutraGamespot UK, IndieGames.com, Just Press StartSize Five Games and GameZone, to name a few.

Follow Mike Bithell on Twitter.


Mush will be released on July 4th

We are very pleased to announce that Mush by Angry Mango will be available for Windows Phone on the Xbox Live Marketplace on the 4th July 2012.

About Mush
Discover the emotions in this award-winning exclusive to Windows Live, a quirky puzzle adventure that lets you change how your character feels! Touch, tilt, rotate and shake up Mush to alter his mood. Gain new abilities, evade beasties and solve puzzles as you tumble through unique and beautiful worlds!

  • Touch, tilt and shake the phone to change your character’s emotions!
  • Each emotion unlocks a brand new ability!
  • Stunningly textured artwork, cute characters and physics based puzzles!
  • 20 Xbox LIVE Achievements!
  • Trophies to earn!
  • Leaderboards!

Evolution of Mush

Mush evolutionimage copyright Angry Mango

For more information and to see lots of lovely screenshots go to the Mush website and follow Angry Mango on Twitter.


Thomas Was Alone is set for release on June 30

 Thomas Was Alone is a minimalist game about friendship and jumping and is due for release on June 30, 2012. It will be out first on Desura, then shortly on other digital distribution platforms.

Thomas Was alone has been created by Newport graduate Mike Bithell, in his spare time, whilst not working as Lead Designer at Bossa Studios.

There is a great review/interview on Gamasutra and a short preview on N4G.

We can’t wait to get our hands on it and have a go.


Q.U.B.E. will be exhibiting at Rezzed

Q.U.B.E. will be exhibiting at Rezzed, in Brighton on the 6th & 7th of July 2012.

Rezzed is a gaming event focused on PC & indie games, it is being organised by the team behind the Eurogamer Expo.

Rezzed takes place at the Brighton Centre, on Friday 6th & Saturday 7th July. The show will run from 10am to 6pm on both days.

 


Mike Bithell talks about Thomas Was Alone at Game City Nights

Thomas Was Alone

Mike Bithell has been pretty busy lately getting Thomas Was Alone (a minimalist game about friendship and jumping) ready for release, but he has still managed to find time to give a really insightful presentation at GameCity Nights about the development of Thomas Was Alone.


New trailer for Thomas Was Alone

Mike Bithell has been very busy lately continuing the development of Thomas Was Alone. There is a fantastic new trailer with voice over by Danny Wallace and a great new website.


Q.U.B.E. Soundtrack to be Released

After the successful release of Q.U.B.E. back in January, the Toxic Games team have decided to release the original soundtrack for the game.

The Q.U.B.E. original soundtrack will be released on Friday 4th May, and will be available on iTunes, Amazon and Steam for $5.99/£4.99/€5.99.

There will be over 30 Electronica, Drum and Bass and Electro House tracks from the game and special bonus tracks composed by Ben ChandlerFelix Zirwes, Steve Dunne and Project Static. Includes the popular original version of “Finale” plus a special version featuring Dan Da Rocha (Designer at Toxic Games).

Here is something to wet you appetite…

It has also been announced that Q.U.B.E. version 1.2 is now available on Steam.


Q.U.B.E. wins Ffresh Award

Q.U.B.E. win Ffresh Award 

We are very happy to announce that Q.U.B.E. won first prize in the Games and Interactive Category at the Ffresh Awards, which is part of The Student Moving Images Festival of Wales. 

Read what the judges had to say about Q.U.B.E. and the other games from Newport that made the short list.

Q.U.B.E. is currently available to buy on Steam and other digital distribution platforms.


Q.U.B.E. pays back it’s initial investment and think about expanding!

QUBE

After successfully launching Q.U.B.E. on Steam on the 6th January, the game sold over 12,000 copies in just 4 days, which enabled them to pay back the $90,000 investment from Indie Fund.

More information can be found on Gamasutra.

In an article for Joystiq, Dan Da Rocha also confirmed that they are already working on  getting Q.U.B.E. ready for a Mac release and prototyping an iOS version.  They are also planning Q.U.B.E. to be release on the OnLive platform soon.


Q.U.B.E. is released and is getting great reviews!

Q.U.B.E. has now been fully released on Steam, Desura, Gamersgate and Playism. A demo is also available via Steam.

Q.U.B.E. has been received really well, here are a few of the reviews… Rock Paper Shotgun, KotakuDIY GamerThe Play VaultGiant Bomb, Shack NewsVelocity Gamer, Super LevelMM Gaming, Just Press Start & The Review Cast.

Q.U.B.E. is the first game to be released by Toxic Games: Dan Da Rocha, Jon Savery and Dave Hall, with the help of Indie Fund. It is also the fist game developed by Newport students to get commercially released. Well done guys, keep up the good work.