“A Minimalist Game About Friendship and Jumping”

One year ago Mike Bithell made a game in 24 hours called Thomas Was Alone. It received enough acclaim that Bithell decided to make a full game out of the concept, and this is the trailer for it. You control a block named Thomas as he tries to progress through each level, eventually making friends which you also have to control — and then have them work together as the levels get more complex. It’s as brilliant as it is simple, and it’s pretty darned simple. If you like thoughtful indie games like Braid and Limbo, I imagine you’re as excited about April 2012 as I now am.