Thomas Was Alone Creator Finally Reveals #Project2
After teasing everybody over Twitter for the few weeks, indie developer Mike Bithell has announced that his next game will be Volume, described as “a stealth game about being heard.” Considering the success and critical acclaim Bithell received for his previous effort, Thomas Was Alone, expectations are understandably high, so we’ve got the details along with the debut trailer for your perusal after the jump.
In the press release issued this morning, Bithell describes Volume as “a game about a clever man, in a little room,” where the player will be tasked with guiding the (yet to be detailed) lead character around a game space as they attempt to steal items. Killing guards will not be an option, so it will be up to the player to the ricochet ability at their disposal to lure guards away using distractions or controlling them momentarily. Bithell promises hundreds of areas of varying difficulty which can be added to or expanded upon by the community, allowing players to create their own take on the original levels, create their own devious environments to unleash upon the public, or just challenge their friends.
Once again providing composition duties for Bithell is David Housden, who provided the soundtrack for Thomas Was Alone, but Volume will also include the work of several industry veterans providing environment and character art design for the upcoming game. Those of you hoping to learn about the backstory of the game, as well as the cast (Bithell has confirmed he has at least one famous name once again), will need to wait a few more months as it has confirmed that information will be revealed at this year’s GameCity in Nottingham this October. Don’t fret though – those of you going to this year’s Eurogamer Expo will be able to get hands-on with the stealth-em-up on the show floor.
No platforms have been announced for Volume, with Bithell stating on Twitter that there will be “more info available soon,” but we do know that we will be playing his follow-up to Thomas Was Alone at some point in 2014. You can learn more about it by heading over to the official website, but for now here’s some screenshots you to gawp at, ready to embiggen by a click of the mouse.