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"The Witness isn’t an indie game"

In 2008, a puzzle platformer game called Braid hit Xbox Live Arcade. It was made by an American developer called Jonathan Blow, and was one of the first commercial smash hits from the then-burgeoning indie scene. Now, after a seven-year development period and blowing through a budget that’s close to …

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The Witness makes $5m in week one

Jonathan Blowhas revealedthat The Witness has sold over 100k copies in its first week, generating over $5m in the process. While $5m is a fair chunk of change, Blow said that the seven-year development cycle of The Witness meant that the game’s budget was yet to be recouped in full. …

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The Witness is trouncing Braid sales, although Blow bemoans piracy blight

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,” …

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Jonathan Blow is most definitely working hard on The Witness

Are you familiar with the word ‘crunch’? In game development terms, it refers to a period typically approaching the release of a title when deadlines are approaching so rapidly that coders are forced to work all hours of the day, sometimes for weeks or months at a time, in order …

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Jonathan Blow’s The Witness releases next week

The Witness will be released on PS4 and PC on Tuesday January 26th, priced at a not inconsiderable 30. Mind you, considering that it has been in development for the best part of eight years, that price is perhaps not unreasonable. After all, is there a reason why indie games …

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The Witness arrives in January for PS4, PC and iOS

Braid creator Jonathan Blow has announced his long in-development game The Witness will launch this January. A new trailer confirms the first-person puzzle game will release wordwide on January 26th. As previously revealed, it will arriveas a console exclusive on PS4, as well as on PC and iOS platforms. Blow’s …

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