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The Witness

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Original Thread: Just follow the left wall - Let's all play The Witness!

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Introduction



Hello friends! Me (Joe), and my co-commentators Katie (ginko) and Jesse are going to play The Witness all together!

What is The Witness you ask?? From wikipedia...

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The Witness is a 3D puzzle video game developed and published by Thekla, Inc....Inspired by Myst, the game involves the exploration of an open world island filled with natural and man-made structures. The player progresses by solving puzzles, which are based on interactions with mazes presented on panels around the island or hidden within the environment. The player will have to determine the rules of each puzzle from visual clues and audio recordings scattered around the island.

Basically, lots of mazes made by Jonathan Blow, the creator of Braid.

We'll be using Teamviewer's screen sharing/whiteboard mode to solve this game together! There'll be editing if a puzzle takes too long, and probably lots of doodling.

I've played a couple hours of this game already, so early on I'll be leaving a decent amount of the puzzle solving to my cohorts so they can learn the mechanics behind some of the trickier mazes. I'll most likely be posting 2 or so videos a week. There is a temporary plan to post every Wednesday and Saturday! We'll see how long I can keep that up.

This is not a super serious playthrough.

Videos

Full Playlist

Episode 1 (22 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 2 - It's Pretty Much Just Pacman (23 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 3 - The One That We Did (27 Puzzles Solved)
Bonus - Nothing Happened
Episode 4 - You Don't Get Shit (08 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 5 - Run of the Mill (05 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 6 - The Ruin of Many a Poor Boy (14 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 7 - Their Story (11 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 8 - Tropical Humor (03 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 9 - Pointless, But Pretty (19 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 10 - Luigi Takes the Cake (04 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 11 - The Waiting Game (09 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 12 - Invert Your Thinking (08 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 13 - Just Solve it (06 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 14 - Who Moved My Full Bucket of Cheese? (10 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 15 - This Is Halloween (04 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 16 - Déjà vu (28 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 17 - Glass of Wine (10 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 18 - Shadow of a Doubt (14 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 19 - Hedge Funs (05 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 20 - Creeper (03 puzzles solved)
Episode 21 - Super Blow (05 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 22 - Krem Quay (15Puzzles Solved)
Episode 23 - Zazz (13 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 24 - Happybunny (08 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 25 - It's Some Shitty World Thing (12 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 26 - A Bridge to Nowhere (16 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 27 - Wonderfur (10 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 28 - Shades of Blow (11 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 29 - Blastoise (15 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 30 - All That Heaven Allows (03 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 31 - Hoopin On Some Fools (13 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 32 - Elevation (09 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 33 - Squats (22 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 34 - Gee Willikers (21 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 35 - Sailor Scouts (08 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 36 - Tribal Leadership (07 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 37 - A Punch In the Gut (01 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 38 - One More (01 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 39 - Feynstein (03 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 40 - The Buck Starts Here (7 or 8 I think Puzzles Solved)
Episode 41 - Top of the World (04 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 42 - Out of Sync (08 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 43 - Off-kilter (07 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 44 - Martin Sheen (08 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 45 - Never Put It Past Blow (08 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 46 - More of a Penultimate Vibe (04ish Puzzles Solved)
Episode 47 - Roundabout (10 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 48 - A Star at Dawn (04 Puzzles Solved)
Bonus thoughts
Episode 49 - Pumpkin Hill (05 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 50 - The Intrepid (27 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 51 - Carl Sagan (14 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 52 - The Challenge (1/5) (03 Actual Puzzles Solved)
Episode 53 - The Challenge (2/5)
Episode 54 - The Challenge (3/5) (02 Actual Puzzles Solved)
Episode 55 - The Challenge (4/5)
Episode 56 - The Challenge (5/5) (12 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 57a - The Secret of Psalm 46
Episode 57b - So Anyways... (11 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 58a - A Sound Decision (03 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 58b - A Lesson in Nonduality
Episode 59 - Environmental Extravaganza (36 Puzzles Solved)
Episode 60 - An End

Other Bonus

F2OGGY

Doodles


Episode 1
J Blo
HLEP
Howdy, I'm the Witness!
The WAHtness

Episode 2
Seadragondilehorse

Episode 3
Marg Sampson
Dude nice trapper keeper Stev

Episode 4
Out of my way old man!
Pondering
U Dont Get Shit

Episode 5
Sluggy the Snail

Episode 6
Crab

Episode 7
Dankicorn

Episode 8
Tropical Humor
Ram It Down
Double Stache Kraken

Episode 9
Owl Neck
Dinosaur Thing, I guess
*Gasp*
#Dale

Episode 10
Edgy Pikmin
Luigi Takes A Whole Cake
Turnabout
What's Important?
A Bandit's Life, That Is

Episode 11
Hey Kids, It's Me Mickey!
H..hey..kdsss it smee mOkey
The busy world of Richard Scarry

Episode 12
Christ, Jesse

Episode 14
Pregame Doodlin
Motivational Warrior

Episode 16
Pregame Scenery
Ducky
Vlad E. Gator

Episode 17
Setup Doodles

Episode 18
Yoshi!
Skyworm Jeff

Episode 19
Pregame Portrait
Radical dude!
Talk to the Hand
Oh nooo!

Episode 20
Stud
I'm a Cthulhu Bluhbluhblub

Episode 21
A puzzle it appears to be, solve it and Grunty you'll see
John Bagman Christmas Special

Episode 23
Hsss
Big Boy Reporter

Episode 27
Dead or Alive?
Menu Helper

Episode 28
Reaching

Episode 30
Blundertale
Obsession
You Died

Episode 31
Sweet Hoops

Episode 33
Hugh
Anime (I think)
Verily

Episode 34
#1 Sports fan

Episode 35
My Masterpiece
Symbols and Shit, I don't know what they were drawing.

Episode 39
Nature vs Nurture
Para Medic Interlude

Episode 47
Googley Eyes

Episode 57a
Blow
Dinosaurs
The same picture of Jeff Goldblum
Punished Goldblum (w/Kaz)

Episode 58b
Nonduality Hermit
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