Two Lonely Indies Make New Friends With PS3 and Vita


The PlayStation Network is becoming a hot destination for ports of popular PC indie games of late. A Vita version of Amanita Design’s adventure game Machinarium is on the way later this month, Dennaton’s brutal action game Hotline Miami is on call for PS3 and Vita this spring, and now Thomas Was Alone, a narrated block platformer from designer Mike Bithell, and Lone Survivor, the pixelated survival-horror hit from Jasper Byrne, are befriending the gamers of PlayStation Nation.


Curve Studios, who you may know for games like Explodemon! and Fluidity, has been tasked with bringing the two not-so-lonely-anymore indie darlings to PS3 and Vita. Both titles will be cross-buy and cross-save, Thomas Was Alone due for release this spring followed by Lone Survivor over the summer. Both titles will also contain timed-exclusive extras. Thomas Was Alone will feature a new developer commentary as well as a DLC prologue about a square equipped with a jetpack. Lone Survivor will be even more enhanced, rocking new dialogue with all NPCs, two additional side quests, a new ‘Yellow’ ending, a new piece of music and 19 new items.

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