With less than a week until it’s launched
lets take a look at Mike Bithell’s Volume.
I managed to first play this game back at Eurogamer Expo way back in 2013 and I even had the chance to meet Mike at his stand.
I have watched this title grow at the different shows that both Mike and I have attended. At each stage I have played his game and have taken notice that there has always been a very clear improvement to this title whether it was in the graphics, length of the stages or the improvements of the game play.
Mike has a his own team whom are housed under the amply named “Mike Bithell Games”.
Both Mike and his title Volume will have a lot to live up to, following the flash storm success of Thomas Was Alone, as a developer Mike is very humbled by and is constantly shocked by the reception he has had to date.
Check out this video of my interview with Mike
Thomas Was Alone, Bithell’s most recognised title, was strong and interesting due to the writing this game leaned on, it was all about the story and the characters which worked incredibly well for this title.
No doubt the critic will be waiting to get their hands on this title I guess they will be looking to heavily criticise the story in this new title.
But I believe that this game will hold it’s own, the stealth and puzzle elements alone have my attention. I personally can not wait to play this game, and beat it 😉
Question is will the critics love it because it has a great story, or will they hate it because it isn’t Thomas Was Alone?
I guess we’ll have to wait and see when this title goes on sale on the 18th August.
What to know more?
Locksley doesn’t kill. That would be far too easy. Instead, he commits his crimes through stealth. Sneaking, distracting, avoiding. He is never seen, and seldom heard. As he grows in popularity and notoriety, so will his inventory. An arsenal of gadgets await discovery in a quest to rob from the rich and give to the unheard.
A hundred challenging and exciting levels lie ahead, but that is only the beginning of the Volume. The community are free to build their own challenges, even releasing their own takes on the core levels. Volumewill evolve, warp and grow as players make their mark on Locksley’s legend.
Volume is a near-future retelling of the Robin Hood legend, starring Danny Wallace (Thomas Was Alone), Charlie McDonnell and award-winning, critically-acclaimed actor Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes) as Gisborne.
- 100 levels of unapologetic stealth action featuring a suite of gadgets for use to avoid, distract and evade detection.
- Full set of content creation tools to build and share your own levels with the world.
- Full campaign playable using pre-made or user-generated levels.
- Starring Andy Serkis (The Lord of the Rings, Planet of the Apes), Danny Wallace (Thomas Was Alone) and Charlie McDonnell (charlieissocoollike)