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This Isn’t the Box Art of the Next Game from the Creator of Braid

That’s because The Witness probably won’t have a box. Jonathan Blow’s next game will probably be a digital download, just like Braid, the acclaimed indie title that made him a super-successful developer. But the upcoming PS4 title is still going to need some sort of eye-catching visual promotion. » 5/08/13 2:00pm 5/08/13 2:00pm

Braid's Jonathan Blow on Art, High Standards, and Games as "Shitty Action Movies"

Game creator Jonathan Blow is best known for developing 2008 indie hit Braid, and perhaps second-best known for his prickly views on games and the game industry. He aims to be profound with his games, and hopes that his next project, The Witness, can proudly stand in the "games are art" column. » 4/12/12 4:30pm 4/12/12 4:30pm

Jonathan Blow's The Witness is an Exercise in Symphonic Game Design

A symphony is a long-form composition, a collection of musical ideas tied together by shared themes and motifs. The composer weaves melodies and harmonies over the span of several movements, knitting them into a sprawling, cohesive whole. That vision is then realized by an orchestra, led by a conductor.


In a lot of… » 3/15/12 8:00pm 3/15/12 8:00pm

Braid Creator's The Witness Gets an Intriguing Architectural Update

When we last saw the upcoming game from Jonathan Blow this summer, The Witness already looked like an intriguing experience. The way that Blow's game design interwove puzzles and environmental cues created a hypnotic level of immersion where you had to pay attention to a gameworld like never before. » 12/27/11 10:00pm 12/27/11 10:00pm