Indie developer Jonathan Blow appears to have stuck gold a second time with The Witness if his recent comments are anything to go by. In a series of Tweets posted on Twitter, Blow expressed his thanks to the many fans who have taken up the challenge of its many puzzles and are either still in the process of conquering them or watching the end credits right this second.
“I am glad so many people are enjoying The Witness! It is nice to get so many notes from people who appreciate the game,” he said.
Despite the danger of breaking any confidential NDAs by disclosing precise sales figures and numbers, Blow continued to reveal that if The Witness continues to perform as well as it is now, it will sell more copies in a week than Braid managed in an entire year. That’s mighty impressive, especially as Braid itself was considered to be hugely successful.
It’s hard to talk about numbers without breaking NDAs, but The Witness is on track to sell more in a week than Braid sold in its first year, and Braid was a hit indie game! (I’ll let you know if this officially happens!) Which is not to be too money-oriented, it’s just great that we’ll be able to make the next game at a comparable budget level (maybe bigger, we’ll see!).
In fact, The Witness has made so much cash for Blow that he’s already been able to pay off a loan he secured while still in the development stages.
The borrowed money is paid off already, so that is great. Now we are refilling the part of the budget that I put in.
Like pretty much the entirety of the internet, we thought The Witness was an outstanding and unmissable experience that’s well worth the asking price. If you’re interested to hear more, you can read our glowing review right here.