Jonathan Blow’s second title The Witness is on track for a Braid-smashing week-one sales performance.
It’s hard to talk about numbers without breaking NDAs, but The Witness is on track to sell more in a week than Braid sold in its first year, and Braid was a hit indie game,” he said on Twitter. I’ll let you know if this officially happens.
Which is not to be too money-oriented, it’s just great that we’ll be able to make the next game at a comparable budget level (maybe bigger, we’ll see!)”
However, that hasn’t stopped Blow expressing some frustration at the number of players who haven’t legitimately purchased the puzzle adventure.
It seems The Witness is the #1 game on a certain popular torrent site,” Blow lamented. Unfortunately this will not help us afford to make another game! I’m glad that a lot more people will be experiencing the game! But I also want to be able to make another comparable game next! Just sayin’.
By the way, we can tell whether streamers are running a legit copy of the game or a pirated one. I just saw a streamer with 3 million views.”