Thomas Was Alone

Thomas Was Alone

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Zooduid Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:53am
Level Editor? Multiplayer?
Hey there Mike. Firstly, congratulations on making such a beautiful game. I thoroughly enjoyed every part of this except for one thing. The end. I just felt like asking if there was by some chance a level creator in the works? Maybe even a multiplayer mode to play with friends (?)
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Mike Bithell  [developer] Nov 16, 2012 @ 12:25pm 
hey Zooduid,

I get asked about both of these a lot, tldr.. probably not on either.

Level editor: This would be really hard to do at this point. The levels were made bespoke, there's no underlying tile system or anything.. it would be doable, but it would take a crazy amount of time, like making a new game. I think the community has a ton of great platformers with level editors already, and I'm not sure I'd be adding anything to what's already been done.

Multiplayer: This has come up a lot, with early coverage mistaking the game for multiplayer co-op. I did some experiments, and weirdly, it's not a lot of fun in multiplayer. The characters are designed to work in a 1,2,3 solution way, and controlling a character full time gets dull (imagine being the guy who plays as chris). That said, I've seen the concept done well in other indie games.. there was one I played at Gamecity made in nottingham, with 4 players being squares and using each others' dead bodies to progress.. it was called flerbs.. hope that gets a release.

So yeah, no plans for these.. but.. if all goes well on Steam, I'm planning to add some new content coming up. It all depends how the launch goes (so far so good :D)
Szjara Nov 16, 2012 @ 12:48pm 
A level editor wouldn't feel right in my opinion. The mechanics and narrative are interwoven, I don't see where would be the appeal of playing without the storyline and Danny's voice.
Farrowking37™ Nov 27, 2012 @ 7:53pm 
I couldn't se the multiplayer being fun. Like mike said imagine if you were the guy that played as chris, you would have to hope the guy who played Thomas actually feel
like helping you.
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Date Posted: Nov 16, 2012 @ 11:53am
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