Watch us play charming Xbox One and Windows platformer 'Thomas was Alone'

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT), we'll be playing Thomas was Alone from Mike Bithell and Curve Digital. A puzzle platforming game starring a charming array of characters, Thomas was Alone will melt even the coldest heart. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out a whopping 30 codes for Xbox One and PlayStation consoles!

Update: The stream has ended. Continue reading for impressions, contest winners, and the full stream replay on YouTube!

Thomas was Alone

This game tells the story of Thomas, a piece of software code who develops sentience by mistake. Thomas wakes up and tries to understand the world around him, but he also feels lonely. Soon he'll meet a variety of code characters like himself, all with unique personalities and abilities.

Thomas was Alone looks quite simple visually, but it features some fantastic narration for each level that adds personality and warmth to the many characters. You'll often need to switch between multiple characters to make it through a level, using each one's talents to help the others progress.

With 120 levels and 15 playable characters, Thomas was Alone is a robust and colorful game that every platforming fan should experience. Join us tonight and you might win a copy of your own!

  • Thomas Was Alone – Xbox One – 465 MB – $10.99 – Link
  • Thomas Was Alone – Windows and Mac – $9.99 – Steam Link

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The Contest

We'll be streaming Thomas was Alone for 90 minutes tonight, starting at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT). During that time, we'll be giving out a total of 30 game codes:

  • 20 for Xbox One
  • 10 for PlayStation 3, 4, and Vita (US accounts only)

To enter, just follow me at (making sure to enable email notifications!) and tune in during the stream. You can watch the stream right here in this post, but you need to actually participate in the stream chat to have a chance at winning. We'll deliver codes to the winners via Twitch message (PM) during the stream. No code begging!

I'll be available for a few minutes before and after the stream if you have any questions or just want to say hi. If you enjoy the stream, be sure to check our schedule and come back for more!

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Streaming schedule

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? Here's this week's schedule. The stream always starts at the same time: 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific, 2am GMT).

  • Monday, April 13 : Toukiden: Kiwami for PlayStation 4 and Vita. Paul and Tyler take on the game in co-op!
  • Wednesday, April 15: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary for PlayStation Vita. Paul tries out this unique puzzle adventure game.
  • Thursday, April 16: Tyler night! Tyler plays a game of his choice.
  • Saturday, April 18: Divekick and Threes. Two Xbox One games in one stream, and two chances to win. Don't miss it!

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.

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Come back here after the show to see the list of winners.

Xbox One

  • Evilernie667
  • Bushybro
  • Dakrkplayer2
  • Mongbox
  • Surrealsonicus
  • Ozznunully
  • Cecilkilmer
  • Cmuchippewa
  • Bic9
  • Sn0wpard
  • Majesticpanda89
  • Z0rbs
  • Betachris
  • Cgriffiths86
  • Nullvectorq
  • Mastere333
  • Mystictrust
  • Souza_rs
  • Freakystuff412
  • Bandit Gaz

Playstation consoles

  • Alexkywalker
  • Iccyasd
  • Bria5544
  • Rann7878
  • India Stingray
  • Xero on Twitch

Thanks to Curve Digital for providing tonight's prizes. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!

Paul Acevedo

Paul Acevedo is the Games Editor at Windows Central. A lifelong gamer, he has written about videogames for over 15 years and reviewed over 350 games for our site. Follow him on Twitter @PaulRAcevedo. Don’t hate. Appreciate!