The Witness has remained shrouded in mystery since Jonathan Blow disdainfully revealed it a Sony conference last year. We’ve heard peeps here and there: Blow has been referring to the gameplay as pattern recognition; writer Tom Bissell was brought on and soon left the project; they hired a professional landscaper. All of this only heightened the game’s mystique.
Well, this video of Blow playing through the first ten minutes of the game will demystify some things. It’s fun listening to Blow feign ignorance of how to solve his own elementary puzzles, as you know that must be hard for him.