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March's PlayStation Plus freebies are Tomb Raider, Thomas Was Alone, more

PlayStation Plus subscribers have six free games to look forward to across Sony's three current platforms as part of its Instant Game Collection program. PS4 owners signed up to PS Plus will receive arcade shooter Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition for free this coming month. Three more games wil...

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Lone Survivor, Thomas Was Alone, Stealth Inc, Proteus in a PSN bundle

The Curve Studios Mega Bundle on PSN collects a handful of indie gems that are cross-compatible on PS3 and Vita, all for $15 ($13.50 for Plus members): Thomas Was Alone, Stealth Inc, Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut and Proteus. This is a broad bundle. Thomas Was Alone is a minimalistic platfor...

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Frozenbyte's 'Huge Seal' promotion discounts 35 indie games, gives away Steam keys

Trine 2 developer Frozenbyte kicked off a "Huge Seal" promotion, joining up with more than two dozen other indie developers to offer discounts on 35 PC and Mac games. To take advantage of the "build your own indie sale," buyers need to log in to the sale's site with their Steam accounts to access...

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Thomas Was Alone dev on stealth, ditching sequels and being loud on social media

"Every business-minded mate I have just took me to one side at some point and said, 'Just make Thomas Was Alone 2. Just make another platformer, improve the graphics if you want to, polish it up a bit, get Danny [Wallace] back in the studio, record a bunch more voice-overs, but just make Thomas Was...

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Developers react to Ouya's defense of Free the Games Fund

Yesterday, Ouya CEO Julie Uhrman voiced her support for the company's Free the Games Fund, noting that nothing about the program would be altered. Since then, indie developers have expressed their displeasure over Uhrman's statements. Sophie Houlden, who launched Rose and Time on Ouya in July, a...

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Thomas Was Alone sells 'over 700,000' copies

Indie darling Thomas Was Alone has sold a rather impressive "over 700,000" copies to date. The game's creator, Mike Bithell, revealed the figure in our first Gamescom podcast*, which you should be able to listen to shortly. The figure comprises PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, and Vita sales, and does not incl...

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Thomas Was Alone dev announces Metal Gear-craft game, Volume

The next game from Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell has a colorful, blocky look to it, but it certainly isn't another rectangle platformer. The British developer unveiled the long-teased 'Project 2' as Volume today, a top-down stealth game evocative, at least visually, of a minimalist Metal ...

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PlayStation Plus 'massively inflated' my audience, says Thomas Was Alone creator

Thomas Was Alone "sold really well" on Vita and PS3 since its April launch according to creator Mike Bithell, and in particular through PlayStation Plus where uptake has been "ridiculous" and "amazing." Bithell told Joystiq Thomas Was Alone, or "the rectangle game" as he self-mockingly called it, f...

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Humble Indie Bundle 8 serves up Hotline Miami, Proteus, more

The Humble Indie Bundle 8 launched today, offering up downloadable Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of Thomas Was Alone, Awesomenauts, Little Inferno, Dear Esther, and Capsized as part of its pay-what-you-want base package. Buyers who beat the average purchase price (currently around $5) will ...

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Thomas Was Alone review: Mastering the inverted fall

On the surface, Thomas Was Alone appears unremarkable. It breaks platforming mechanics down to their most basic levels, quite literally, replacing characters with colored rectangles and environments with precarious arrangements of black rectangles. To reiterate: Thomas Was Alone is a platformer sta...

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