The Witness

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  • The Witness

You wake up, alone, on a strange island full of puzzles that will challenge and surprise you.

You don't remember who you are, and you don't remember how you got here, but there's one thing you can do: explore the island in hope of discovering clues, regaining your memory, and somehow finding your way home.

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles. This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious. There's no filler; each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

Whether you feel that The Witness is slightly or enormously pretentious, three things are undeniable: It contains a lot of puzzles, it’s lovely to look at, and it’s the Epic Games Store’s new fortnightly giveaway. Developed by Jonathan Blow’s (Braid) studio Thekla, it’s part Myst, part jumbo puzzle book. In the game, your sole method of interaction with its lovely landscapes is to draw lines, mostly on strange high-tech signs, featuring unwritten rules that must be ...

2019-04-04

I love The Witness. It s a great game. But the more I play it, the more I m sure that Jonathan Blow was taking the mick out of everyone with it. In an interview with The Guardian, he said he wanted to make video games for people who read Gravity’s Rainbow. Widely considered to be Thomas Pynchon s magnum opus, Gravity s Rainbow made TIME magazine s list of All-Time 100 Greatest Novels. Pynchon s book is a great big amalgamation of beautifully messy imagery that leaves you absolutely cluele...

2018-09-27

Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid and The Witness, has shown more of his new puzzle game. It's a game inspired by (and even, it seems, codenamed) Sokoban, the old Japanese game about pushing boxes in specific orders to cover all the marks on the floor. Blow showed footage during his talk at Spanish conference Gamelab, which I popped along to a few weeks ago. It's taken a little while for the videos to appear online. In the footage, the viewer looks down into a leafy kind of compartmentalised level...

2018-07-18

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2018-07-06

This is the version that has been on 'future' for a while, with a few changes. 'default' and 'future' are now the same build of the game. Full list of changes versus the current public version: Added alternative "Click-to-Move" control scheme: Pause Menu - Controls - Mouse Control Mimics the touch controls from the iOS version with the mouse Left click to walk Left double-click to run Left click and drag to look around Right click to toggle in/out of focus mode Hold middle mouse or alt to stra...

2017-12-21

PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM SPECS:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 1.8GHz
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000 series
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 4 GB available space

RECOMMENDED SPECS:

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: 2.4GHz
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce 780
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 4 GB available space
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