The Witness’ new screenshots show off a colourful marsh

Friday, 21st February 2014 06:17 GMT By Mike Irving

Jonathan Blow’s upcoming game, The Witness, looks more and more beautiful with every image they release, and this set of seven from the colourful marsh area are no exception.

Posted on the game’s blog yesterday, the images (below) represent a research facility located in a swamp, where apparently experiments with brightly-coloured algae have been taking place.

“Colour was a big challenge in getting the area to look nice,” the post reads. “There was a high risk of making it look like a clown exploded on it. With some careful colour choices, attention to every detail and blocking in the views on a step by step basis, however, I think we managed to avoid that risk and succeeded in creating a pleasant, colourful area.”

It’s hard to disagree. Check them out below.

Thanks, PSN Stores.



  1. TheWulf

    I’m torn about this one.

    On the one hand, I’m excited about it. It’s like Myst! And I think Blow is capable of telling a good story — which he would have done with Braid if he hadn’t been quite so pseudo-intellectual about it, but even still, Braid had an okay story. And it’s like Myst! I love Myst. There is not enough ‘like Myst’ out there. There are a lot of first person games, yes, but few of them capture so well what it is that Myst did. So I miss Myst. Maybe Obduction?

    Anyway! The downside is that the puzzles seem like sudoku, which may or may not work. If they’re all like that, it might veer closer to not working, but I’m willing to give it the benefit of the doubt. Blow has earned that much. And I’m also worried he’ll dilute the story/lore by being pseudo-intellectual.

    So that’s the thing, isn’t it? But… I’m oddly hopeful. I want this to be good. I really, really want this to be good.

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