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Jonathan Blow Talks The Witness On PS4

"We have a broader idea about what makes puzzles interesting."

Jonathan Blow has taken time out to discuss his upcoming first person puzzler The Witness on the PS Blog as part of Sony’s “conversations” series. The game will be exclusive (timed, most likely) to the PlayStation 4 when it launches, and it certainly looks interesting.

The game finds you on a mysterious island packed full of puzzles to solve, at first they may seem impossible but Jonathon said that the game is based on “epiphanies”, events at which point the solution to the puzzle will become blindingly obvious.

“Every puzzle has an idea which is communicated in a non verbal way,” he explained.

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  1. GhostViper
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    I’m looking forward to this one.

    Comment posted on 23/05/2013 at 17:35.
  2. ron_mcphatty
    Member
    Since: Sep 2008

    It’s looking great, like a more accessible and modern version of Myst.

    Comment posted on 23/05/2013 at 18:07.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      Oh man, Myst V was amazing but damn was I confused 99% of the time.

      Comment posted on 24/05/2013 at 12:30.
  3. bunimomike
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    I like the idea behind it and some of the world is very eye catching but other levels look almost unfinished with art style. :-\

    Comment posted on 23/05/2013 at 18:34.
  4. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Considering his statement that they could cast their net wide and do something that’s never been done before – it does look an awful lot like Myst. I do like the visuals but i’m failing to see the variety in what seems to be a lot of ‘trace-the-route’ type puzzles. Not sold on it yet but i’ll wait for more info.

    Comment posted on 23/05/2013 at 20:00.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Yeah those tracing things hardly look challenging, hopefully there’s some deeper puzzle behind them.

      Comment posted on 23/05/2013 at 20:26.
  5. Broonba
    Member
    Since: Mar 2009

    Don’t think this gonna be my cup of tea. Those tracing puzzles look tedious but as ron said “there’s some deeper puzzle behind them.”

    Comment posted on 24/05/2013 at 13:36.

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