Thekla Inc.’s The Witness is a pretty big success for the studio. According to creator Jonathan Blow, the game has already sold more in its first week than Braid1 – Blow’s first game – sold in its first year.
Speaking on Twitter, Blow stated that, “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!)”
The Witness has been praised with much critical acclaim, especially for its art style and puzzle treatment. The game is currently available on PC and PS4; it’s expected to hit iOS and even Xbox One (if leaked listings are to be believed).