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Humble Weekly Sale: Thomas Was Alone, Cave Story, Limbo, Lone Survivor, more

Thursday, 24th April 2014 21:32 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Thomas Was Alone, Puzzle Bots, Dustforce, VVVVVV and Cave Story are all part of the latest Humble Weekly Sale. If you pay over $6 you will also nab Reus, Limbo, Cthulhu Saves the World, Mutant Mudds Deluxe, Lone Survivor and Element4l. If you pay over $10, you will also pick up Teslagrad for Linux, Mac and PC. All are DRM-free and available through Steam keys. Hit up the link for more information.

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  1. TheWulf

    Worth it for Thomas Was Alone and Cave Story, really. Thomas Was Alone is one of the better narrative experiences I’ve had in a game, up there with Kentucky Route Zero and Bastion, but ultimately more charming than either in its own ultimately peculiar way. I went into it being cynical that a game could conjure up some form of emotional attachment to coloured shapes. And I came out of it genuinely caring about the aforementioned coloured shapes.

    It even had a fat shape that wasn’t a negative stereotype. I liked that bit. That’s rare for video games, that is. And it sort of reminds me of how, as kids, we tended to anthropomorphise and make stories about things we’d see, just like Calvin & Hobbes. I’d get into my dad’s DIY stuff and make a shapeshifting spaceship with nails and planks of wood, then I’d write stories about it because that’s what we did.

    Or, at least, as a quiet and creative introvert, that’s what I did. Every other young gentleman of my age seemed to be more invested in page 3 breasts and the devaluation of women, so it might just have been me that was drawing hamsters in goggles piloting giant robots that looked like television sets, or wondering why it’s not perfectly acceptable for He-Man to have a My Little Pony as his trusted steed. It’s very likely that that was all just me.

    So, it’s entirely possible that Thomas Was Alone has ultimately limited appeal. But in a lot of ways it ended up reminding me of the better part of my youth and helping to wake that up even more than it had been. I’m just so, so used to incredibly cynical and soulless experiences these days that I honestly don’t think I was quite prepared for that game.

    Yah.

    So, if you’ve ever been Calvin, at least a little bit, then you’ll probably like it a whole lot and you’ll consider the entry price worth it for that alone. If not, then you won’t. I’ll admit that one or two of the puzzles were tedious, and one or two of them were absolute buggers. But the narration always made it fun. No matter what you were doing, it was like a young child looking at these things and seeing so, so much more.

    And that’s what was so great about being a kid. Thomas Was Alone reminds me of the good times of being a kid.

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