Jen’s Games of the Year 2016

Writers are often prone to hyperbole, but I don’t think anyone will object that 2016 was one of the wildest years I’ve ever experienced. At the tail end of September, I finally came out as a woman to the rest of the world, and the positive response wiped away one decade of fear that I …

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Of Puzzles and Language

Few conversations or articles about The Witness, the rare puzzle game that has ignited nearly everyone’s attention, end without mentioning Myst at least once. It doesn’t take a leap of logic to find the connections (not including the comparisons Jonathan Blow himself has made): both throw players on a sizable island dotted with puzzles that …

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Text But In Words Episode 4: The Witness

The debut project from Thekla, Inc. and second independent effort from Jonathan Blow, nobody’s been able to shut up about The Witness lately in our industry. So much has been said, and we’re wary of repeating things that are already so thoroughly stated- but Johnny, Ben, and Colin got together to discuss the vibrant, meandering …

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