Jonathan Blow News


The Witness coming to Xbox One next month

By John Keefer, Aug 23, 2016 9:39am PDT

It will be basically the same game as the PC and PS4 versions.


"I've watched 30 seconds of the struggle it can put you in and I think I'll love it. It's just I ..."

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The Witness: Essential Puzzle Guide; Light all the Beacons, Beat the Game

By Josh Hawkins, Feb 01, 2016 8:00pm PST

Learn how to solve each and every critical puzzle featured in The Witness.


Speed runner completes The Witness in under 30 minutes

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2016 12:25pm PST

The Witness has been estimated to be a 40-100 hour game, but one speed runner has completely obliterated that estimation by completing Jonathan Blow's game in just under a half-hour.


The Witness is on pace to sell more in its first week than Braid did in its first year

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 01, 2016 12:16pm PST

Even in the face of piracy, The Witness is rapidly turning into a success for creator Jonathan Blow, which bodes well for future projects.


"If I had to guess, I suspect there's more PS4 owners now than there were 360 owners when Braid ..."

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The Witness review: Brain Teased

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 29, 2016 5:30am PST

The Witness is a hard nut to crack, seemingly running solely on frustratingly-difficult logic puzzles. But frustration quickly leads to clarity. Our review.


"Really I heard he sunk his life savings into Braid and didn't make that much on it."

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The Witness may hit retail shelves as new 'long screenshot' is released

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 23, 2015 9:00am PST

Creator Jonathan Blow has released another long screenshot for The Witness, while also addressing whether his game is destined for retail shelves.


"It is going to be crazy board puzzles all the way. Not kidding. 650 of them."

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Why The Witness will not use an in-game soundtrack

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 19, 2015 4:35pm PST

Braid featured one of the most memorable soundtracks of the last console generation. So why isn't creator Jonathan Blow planning to use music for The Witness?


The Witness sees the light in January with up to 100 hours of gameplay expected

By Ozzie Mejia, Sep 17, 2015 10:11am PDT

Jonathan Blow has finally issued a release date for The Witness, with a simultaneous PS4 and PC release incoming, while also explaining just how much work has gone into his next game since his last update.


"I enjoyed Talos Principle, but if this game is 100 hours of that then no thank you."

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Making a profit on The Witness for PS4 not a priority, dev says

By Ozzie Mejia, May 23, 2013 4:00pm PDT

Jonathan Blow talks about the making of The Witness on PlayStation 4, discussing his new open-world and the reduced pressures of working as an indie developer.


The Witness PS4 timed exclusivity due to limited resources, console preferences

By Steve Watts, Feb 22, 2013 9:00am PST

The Witness is a timed exclusive for the PlayStation 4, and Jonathan Blow says the decision was based on the team's limited resources, along with their preferences both technically and philosophically.


"Yeah, except that most people lie through their teeth when it comes to such deals. I kinda trust ..."

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The Witness console-exclusive on PlayStation 4 during 'release window'

By Steve Watts, Feb 20, 2013 4:16pm PST

Jonathan Blow appeared on-stage during tonight's PlayStation presentation to show off The Witness. He said that it will be a timed console exclusive for the PS4.


"Funny that the graphic below the video is from the old Infocom game "The Witness". Wow it's ..."

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