Our Five Fave Things About The Witness
Jonathan Blow's masterwork, The Witness, is out! Can you tell we’re excited? To celebrate, we’ve put together our—drumroll—five favorite things about the incredible game. So without further ado…
#1: The mood and mystery
You’re alone on an island. There are electronic puzzle panels everywhere. What’s going on? Don’t know? That’s okay. It’s a world drowned in ambience and intrigue, and you’re bound to have fun unraveling its secrets.
#2: The incredible beauty
Seriously—this place is drop-dead gorgeous. With all the stunning foliage, serene beaches, shimmering turquoise waters, and unique architectural landmarks, you won’t want to leave. Except, you know, for the dark, foreboding uncertainty that surrounds everything, that is.
#3: The redesigned touch control
Exploring the vast, picturesque island has never been easier thanks to reimagined controls for iPad and iPhone. Simply tap to walk. Look around with a swipe. And conquer those challenging touch puzzles with a trace of your finger.
#4: It doesn't hold your hand
There’s no tutorial. No map. No on-screen prompts of any kind, really. You just play. And through well-designed environments and challenges, you learn as you go. If you get stuck, no problem—try another puzzle. You have the freedom to explore. The end experience is much more rewarding.