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.

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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.


Newport Grads talking at Develop

Once again the Develop Conference will be taking place this year in Brighton from the 10th-12th July.

This year three Newport alumni will be panel members for discussions held as part of the Indie Dev Day.

Mike Bithell will be a panellist for “Marketing: Explore the Dirty Indie Secret“, which will be taking place on 11th July 2012.

Dan Da Rocha and Jon Savery will be panellists for “Ways To Fund Your Indie Game“, which will be taking place on 12th July 2012.

For full details please click the links above.


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.


Thomas Was Alone is named in a list of Top Ten Indie Games for 2012

The Huffington Post has named Thomas Was Alone in it’s list Top Ten Indie Games for 2012.


Thomas Was Alone release announced

After a successfully showing off Thomas Was Alone at GameCity, Mike Bithell has announced that his debut solo title will be released in April 2012. The full announcement can be found on the Official Thomas Was Alone Website.

If you want to play the prototype (built in 24 hours using flash) you can find it on Kongregate.

Mike is also starting to cause quite a stir amongst the games press, with articles in… Final Boss FightIndieGames.com, Topless Robot & Destructoid to name a few.