is a 2013 multi-platform video game by Jonathan Blow
, creator of Braid
The game has you control an unnamed, unseen Player Character
stranded on an island filled with beautiful vegetation and buildings but completely devoid of human life. Scattered across the island are audio recordings offering the esoteric backstory of this place and numerous puzzles that must be solved in order to progress further into various sections of the world.
The player must ultimately activate seven of ten total beacons in order to gain access to the island's mountain and discover just what this place is and what happened here.
Tropes featured in The Witness include: