The Witness is already almost outselling Braid’s entire first year

I hope Blow can afford piss breaks now

After being in development since what feels like the dawn of humanity, Jonathan Blow’s The Witness is doing pretty dang well for itself. Not only did it get almost universal critical praise (nabbing a 10/10 in Destructoid’s review), it’s also apparently selling spectacularly.

In tweets made by Blow, he announced that The Witness is on track to do better in its first week on all available platforms than Braid did in an entire year. 

It’s looking like his next game, due to be released sometime between now and the inevitable heat death of the universe, is well on its way to being funded:

I’m genuinely surprised by this. An indie puzzle game released at a relatively high price point, and as a result is also being pirated to hell and back, is still managing to outsell Braid, one of the games that was credited with starting the great ‘indie boom’ a few years ago.

Just goes to show how having the means to fund development, as well as owning a massive bottle to piss in, can pay off in the long run.

After being in development since what feels like the dawn of humanity, Jonathan Blow’s The Witness is doing pretty dang well for itself. Not only did it get almost universal critical praise (nabbing a 10/10 in Destructoid’s review), it’s also apparently selling spectacularly.

In tweets made by Blow, he announced that The Witness is on track to do better in its first week across all available platforms than Braid did in an entire year. It’s looking like his next game, due to be released sometime between now and the inevitable heat death of the universe, is well on its way to being funded:

I’m genuinely surprised by this. An indie puzzle game released at a relatively high price point that is also being pirated to hell and back is still managing to outsell Braid, one of the games that was credited with starting the great ‘indie boom’ a few years ago.

Just goes to show how having the means to fund development yourself, as well as a massive bottle to piss in, can pay off.

Joe Parlock