Braid Creator Reveals New Game - The Witness

March 1, 2010

Like it or hate it, you have to give Braid credit for being a rather addictive platformer with an old-school feel, even though it may have had a few unique mechanics here and there.  The man behind Braid, Jonathan Blow, has been plugging along on a new title recently, and just today some details about the game have been released, along with some concept art.

The game will be titled The Witness, and seems to be a departure from the 2D world of Braid by placing the player in a 3D environment, instead.  That environment is a deserted island. (I know what you’re wondering, is there a smoke monster?  I doubt it.)  Braid did challenge me in more ways than one, even if I wasn’t balls-to-the-wall crazy about it like everyone else.  Here’s hoping The Witness does the same thing and causes me to stretch my gray matter in ways that are unusual, that would be the draw for me.  How about everyone else?

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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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