Watch This Amazing Time-Lapse of Wittness Development

YouTube video shows the progress Jonathan Blow's latest game has made over the past five years.


Braid developer,Jonathan Blow has been working on his next game for quite some time. As The Witness inches closer to release, it's worth taking a minute to look back on just how far the game has come over the past five years.

Independent game designer and blogger, Matthew VanDevander, collected various screenshots for the island on which The Witness takes place. The results are stunning, and show that even though it's been several years, the game's made quite a bit of progress--at least graphically.

Blow hasn't announced a solid release date yet, but earlier this year we reported the 677 puzzles that will appear in the final game have been locked in. At the time, Blow said that there was still plenty more work to be done, but for those eager for release "this is pretty good news."

GameSpot got a chance to try out the latest build last June and we quite liked it.

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Why is it you guys can spell "The Witness" correctly in the article but not in the actual headline?

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Groovy. Been waiting for this game for awhile, but Im glad hes taking his time to get it just right.

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Great to see a time-lapse of this but I have to say I wish the creator had used a different transition.

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@eBunny7: yeah, a regular cross-dissolve would have been fine!

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This is pretty cool......

neat to see a 3D world start from basic geometric shapes to actual world state.....

neat seeing the buildings and stuff go up in stages......

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Some people will be loyal to a franchise. I tend to be loyal to the team that developed the game that created the franchise. The same goes with this dude. I thought the effort he put into Braid was quite impressive. Wether or not you like the game you cant deny the art. Its exciting that us as fans can follow these developers who create these "outside of the box" games the same way we can follow our favorite film directors. I love you all.

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Dear God, someone tell that poor video editor that using those zooming/swiping transitions is not OK.

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Why no link to the speed run article?

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Wait.... The guy who made Pez? I thought he left game development, because he acted like a Weenie, then everyone was mean to him.

EDIT: No, I am mistaken. This is the Gentleman who made Braid.

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@acharis_frost: And it's Fez, not Pez. Pez is that candy :D

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Lol! I didn't think that looked right. Thanks!

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Not sure what this is.

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@MegamanX97: an open world(island) puzzle game made by the guy who made braid.

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@MegamanX97: Fun.