Following strong sales on Steam indie developer Mike Bithell announced the release of Thomas Was Alone on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in spring 2013, in a deal that sees Bossa Studios partnering with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Curve Studios.
Commenting on the partnership, SCEE’s Senior Business Development Manager Shahid Ahmad said “We are delighted to be welcoming Thomas onto our platforms and it has been a huge pleasure to work with such talented developers to bring this unique and charming story to our users. To have such an original indie title available on both PS3 and PS Vita is fantastic, it’s a game with wit and personality and we are sure its arrival on PlayStation platforms will be met with real enthusiasm by our users.”
Curve Studio’s Jason Perkins added: “It’s been very exciting to work with Mike on this project. Thomas is a totally unique game and we’re delighted to be the ones to bring it to a console audience.”
While Mike Bithell stated, “I am incredibly proud to see Thomas getting a mainstream console release and the guys at Curve Studios are doing an awesome job making this version special. Thomas took over my life for the last two years so it’s great to see it reaching an even wider audience”.
Thomas Was Alone is a platformer where the goal is simple – get all the characters to their exit portals. You’ll find that becomes increasingly harder than it sounds. Use their skills in tandem, be it flotation, anti-gravity, bounciness or, well, jumping slightly higher. Along the way, you’ll hear an awesome story narrated by Danny Wallace (Assassin’s Creed) and a score by David Housden.
The PS3 and PS Vita version of Thomas Was Alone will include a new Director’s commentary and there will be a DLC prologue about a square who is given a jetpack.