Indie hit Thomas Was Alone has sold over 700,000 copies. The game’s creator, Mike Bithell, revealed the figure at Gamescom. The figure comprises PC, Mac, Linux, PS3, and Vita sales, and does not include copies obtained through PS Plus for free. Not bad for a ‘rectangle game’.
Thomas Was Alone was released on PC in 2012, with the PS3 and PS Vita versions following thereafter.
Bithell recently revealed a follow-up called Volume, which mixes Metal Gear Solid with a mix of user-generated content. While it’s definitely a departure from talking rectangles, Bithell said Thomas Was Alone‘s narrative roots continue in Volume through a “very strong authored story,” and may extend into the game’s level creator, since Bithell wants to “make a game that allows people to tell their own stories as well.” So the game will allow players to modify levels and share results with the community. Which is set to release in 2014.