Thomas Was Alone creator unveils new game Volume, first details here

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 11:27 GMT By Dave Cook

Volume is the new game from Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell. We’ve got the first trailer, screens and details here.

Eurogamer reports that Bithell has been working on the game for the past seven months and is hoping to launch in 2014 on unannounced platforms. He also describes Volume as a blend of Metal Gear Solid and Minecraft.

The top-down sneaking shown above certainly does smack of Hideo Kojima’s series, what with all the cones of vision, flattening against walls and making sounds to distract robotic guards. Bithell confirmed that the main aim is to steal items while remaining undetected.

There’s also the option to remix stages and share them, but quite how this ties in to the Minecraft comparison we’re not sure.

Volume will be shown in more detail at Eurogamer Expo next month and at GameCity in October.

What do you think?



  1. manamana

    And … It really looks like a blend of MGS and Minecraft … Interesting.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. Telepathic.Geometry

    Meh. It looks like a stealth game, which is cool, but with only the gameplay to prop it up, it would want to be doing some pretty fucking special things for me to wanna buy it…

    #2 1 year ago
  3. YoungZer0

    It better has this music in the background:

    #3 1 year ago
  4. absolutezero

    So is anything with a map maker going to compared to fucking Minecraft now?

    @TG “Only the gameplay to prop it up”, so the game part is propping up being A GAME.

    I would’nt worry though Thomas Was Alone had a story to go along with its nice platforming and puzzling.

    #4 1 year ago
  5. Telepathic.Geometry

    @4: Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about good gameplay, but it never exists in a vacuum. Most of my favorite games where gameplay is the main thing also have beautiful art, or orchestral music, or interesting characters, and if they don’t have those things, the gameplay needs to have something special, like Vanquish, or Bulletstorm, or Viewtiful Joe back in the day…

    If what I’ve seen so far is just really early pre-alpha, then maybe it’s too early to judge, but the gameplay seems very very simple to me. I loved Thomas Was Alone, and I’m all for playing games that I haven’t tried, so I’d genuinely like to be wrong, and for this game to be a charmer. I’m just not seein’ it…

    #5 1 year ago

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