The successful indie puzzle-platformer Thomas Was Alone will find a new audience soon on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.
"Last summer, Mike Bithell’s indie platformer Thomas Was Alone took the world by storm," wrote the studio on its website. "It was received with high praise from both critics and players, and has since received a BAFTA nomination for its heartwarming story of friendship and jumping. Now we’re delighted to announce that we’ve been working on bringing Thomas’s adventures, as well as a brand new story across 20 never-before-seen levels, to PS3 and PS Vita."
The new level pack is called Benjamin's Flight, which is debuting exclusively on Sony's two systems. "Join the impetuous Benjamin in his quest to unearth a great secret during the events leading up to Thomas’s emergence, and take control of a new, mysterious ability," wrote the studio. "We think it’s the most fun ability yet, and you might be able to guess at its nature from the level pack’s name …"
The game's creator, Mike Bithell, announced early this month that he was leaving Bossa Studios and becoming "a full indie." He said that Thomas Was Alone had done well on PC and Mac — "not miraculously well, not FTL well, but kind of well enough."
Bithell wrote on his Tumblr that the reason for the downloadable content's exclusivity was "because, in all honesty, they couldn’t have happened without Sony’s help. They’ll be coming to PC/Mac down the river, but I can’t give exact dates yet (mainly because I’ve not worked it out yet)."
This is certainly good news for the PlayStation Vita, which is struggling to adopt games to its platform.
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