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As far as famous video game developers go, Jonathan Blow isn’t quite as well-known as Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto or Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima, but people who follow indie games will almost certainly recognize his name. Blow is the guy behind Braid, the smash-hit puzzle/platformer from 2008 with crazy time travel mechanics and a clever story, and fans have been waiting for his follow-up—The Witness—ever since. Now, finally, Blow has released a new trailer for The Witness that not only gives us a look at the game’s puzzles, but it also reveals that it will be available on PC and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2016. The whole thing feels very Myst-like, what with the island setting and mysterious structures, but after Braid we think it’s safe to assume that there’s a lot more going on here than what we can see on the surface. Like, all of those line-drawing puzzles have to be a metaphor for something, right? Something more interesting than drawing lines?


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