The Witness aims to offer at least 25 hours of gameplay

Jonathan Blow's next game promises to be much, much larger than his critically-acclaimed Braid.

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Jonathan Blow's next game promises to be much, much larger than his critically-acclaimed Braid. The Witness takes place on an island full of puzzles. It's an open world, where you can go wherever you want.

"The island is in fact very big, for a place where you carefully visit every location during gameplay," Blow said. "Correspondingly, for a small independent team like ours, detailing this huge space is a lot of work!"

Speaking on the PlayStation.Blog, Blow says that he had originally envisioned an 8-hour game, but "The Witness is more like 25-40 hours depending on how much you play." He notes that some of the game is "optional."

Kotaku recently got to see the game at an event in San Francisco. Here's Blow walking the site through a puzzle:

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    October 17, 2013 12:45 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, The Witness aims to offer at least 25 hours of gameplay.

    Jonathan Blow's next game promises to be much, much larger than his critically-acclaimed Braid.

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      October 17, 2013 12:58 PM

      The screenshot on this article has an homage to the Myst lighthouse feel to it. To me at least.

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        October 17, 2013 4:14 PM

        the witness has always had a myst vibe to me. Mainly because you're stuck on an island solving puzzles and you're not sure why/how you got there (at least at this point).

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      October 17, 2013 1:41 PM

      It's getting kind of sad that indie games are consistently the most interesting games on any platform. Ubisoft, Activision, et al. are being way too conservative.

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        October 17, 2013 1:55 PM

        They're making games based on economics, they are a business. Indies are allowed to be more creative, which is why we should support them.

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      October 17, 2013 1:49 PM

      Yes, but will it 0wn?

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      October 17, 2013 1:57 PM

      that seems too long.

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