Author Archives: Jonathan Blow

Island Snapshot

Once again, we have been mostly working on things you can’t see from this angle. The most-visible changes are probably the peninsula on the left in the foreground, which has undergone extensive work lately: It’s been revamped by Alex, who is new on the team, helping us with the huge amount of modeling we still […]

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Here’s That Poster

In May, we wrote about a bunch of ideas for posters for The Witness. We couldn’t say so at the time, but we were prompted to do this by the inclusion of such a poster in a PlayStation 4 promotional video. Of all the possibilities we ran through, here’s the one we liked the most: […]

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Island Snapshot

… which doesn’t look too much different from last time’s. Partially this is because we’ve been working on things that you don’t see from this angle. Here’s a shot from a different angle:     We still have so much to do! On my end, I’ve been working for the past couple of weeks on […]

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Poster Ideas

We were kicking around ideas of what a Witness poster would look like if we were to make one. We eventually came up with one that we really liked, and we’ll release that at some point in the future. But in the meantime we thought it would be nice to show some of the runner-up […]

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Island Snapshot

It’s been a while since the previous post, so here’s a new island snapshot. Most of what we’ve been working on lately is not visible in this shot, though! The biggest obvious changes are probably in the forest and beach on the left-hand side.

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iPad video update #1

Andy’s got the iPad port far enough along that you can sort of play the game now. Here’s a short video: There are some basic hacks going on; for example, right now, we are not drawing the real sky; it’s just solid blue. Also, right now we are just loading this starting area, but it […]

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Island Snapshot

Can it be that we haven’t posted an island snapshot since January 3rd? Well, you got a pretty good look at the island in the trailer we recently released in conjunction with the PlayStation 4 announcement. That version has a lot of new modeling compared to the January snapshot, because we were working on the […]

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A clarification about our PS4 exclusivity.

There has been worry and speculation on the internet about the PS4 exclusivity that we announced during the press conference, so here are some details to help answer those questions.

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First official trailer for The Witness

as seen in today’s PlayStation 4 announcement: (Watch it in HD + fullscreen if you have the bandwidth!)

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Interview about The Witness and related design topics

On January 31, 2013, Tom McShea of Gamespot interviewed me as part of their Break Room Interview series. It was an interesting conversation! Here’s the interview.

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