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Last Minute Area

    Around Christmas time, Jon surprised us with a bunch of new slab buildings full of puzzles in the center of the island. Previously, there were only some empty ruins here, so the whole area was redesigned by the architects to accommodate the new puzzles. I attacked it first, about 3 weeks ago, adding […]

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What could it mean??


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A Trip to New York and Some Huge Artwork

The PS4 launched last week and, though I still barely believe my luck, I got the chance to accompany Jon to the launch event in New York! As it turned out, I was a bit too shy to help him out too much with the questions, but it was still an invaluable experience for someone […]

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Recent coverage of The Witness:

Interview with Adam Sessler at last week’s PlayStation event:   Discussion on PlayStation Blogcast (Witness talk starts around 26:25): (From the way the PS guys talk, it sounds like it is all me making this game, but as always on games of this size, there is a whole team making it happen!) Interview with […]

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Pictures from a Demo Day at Sony

Sony had an event today at their offices in Foster City to give the press some hands-on time with upcoming games running on the PlayStation 4. The Witness was among the games being shown! We were the only third-party game there. Also shown were a whole lot of Killzone: Shadow Fall, Knack, PS4 versions of […]

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The Shipwreck

The shipwreck is an area of the island that has not been shown before, because up until recently it was one of the barest, most undeveloped areas we had. It grew bigger and bigger over the years (like most things on the island), from a little slab mockup Jon had by the shore, into a […]

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On the Rocks…

What’s up, internet?  I’m Eric – one of the artists working on The Witness.  I figured what better way to celebrate more than two years on the project than by making my very first post on the development blog!  (plus, Luis and Orsi hassled me!!!)  So here goes: In the olden days of The Witness […]

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Since a lot of you have been asking for them, I put together a few wallpapers based on those poster ideas from a while ago (most of which were created by Luis, who has a great eye for composition. Hopefully I didn’t butcher them too badly.) My hope is that at some point we will […]

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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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A Long Overdue Tree Update

Hello! I’m Orsi, the girl who ended up modeling most of the trees for this game. When I joined the team two years ago, I didn’t think I would be doing much serious environment modeling. I was fresh out of school, hired to develop some interesting, hidden things around the island. For the first six […]

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