New Games Should Totally Steal From Shadow Of Mordor

Originality in video games is overrated. I see no better proof of that today than Shadow of Mordor. The game shamelessly borrows its combat from the Batman: Arkham series, to give one example. But it also introduced the "nemesis system," which is one of the most provocative and original ideas I've seen in a long time. » 10/14/14 5:30pm 10/14/14 5:30pm

Thomas Was Alone Creator's Next Game Looks Like Wicked, Stealthy Fun

Mike Bithell released Thomas Was Alone last year, a great game that seemingly came from nowhere and charmed the pants off of most anyone who played it. Next year, the British developer’s new game will steal the pants off of players. And you’ll be able to make the most awesome parts of it. » 8/13/13 9:40am 8/13/13 9:40am

Thomas Was Alone Dev: Indie Means ‘I Get to Do Exactly What I Want’

Mike Bithell’s had a crazy year. He went from being one of a few dozen developers at U.K.-based Bossa Studios to becoming a solo indie creator supporting a game on multiple platformers. What prompted the drastic lifestyle change? The steady climb of acclaim around his minimalist platformer Thomas Was Alone. » 4/26/13 5:00pm 4/26/13 5:00pm

Proof That God Exists: My Favorite Indie Game of 2012 Is Coming to Vita…

I loved Thomas Was Alone, the minimalist platformer released last year by Mike Bithell. The hilarious narration, memorable characters and awesome music defied my expectations I had after first hearing about the game and I was glad to see Thomas find a home on Steam. I'm never going to stop wanting for more people to… » 2/27/13 11:15am 2/27/13 11:15am