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Video Game: The Witness

The Witness is a 2014 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:

WhichArt GameYume Nikki
The Witcher 3: Wild HuntPlay Station 4 Wolfenstein: The New Order
The Hobbit (1982)IBM Personal ComputerVoodoo Island
The Starship DamreyAdventure GameMoebius
Watch_DogsUsefulNotes/The Eighth Generation of Console Video GamesThe Wonderful 101
The Witcher 3: Wild HuntThe New TensThe Wonderful 101

alternative title(s): The Witness
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