We've been trying to figure out what the final two games of the Apple indie games promotion would be. We figured Card Thief was coming sometime (and the developer has been all but saying the release date in the forum thread), but what that final game would be. Well, there's suspicion that the final game is The Witness by Jonathan Blow. Apple tweeted out a video that includes all the icons of games part of the series, and some other indie classics. But there's two particularly unknown icons in particular. One looks a lot like a character from Card Thief. Another shows a weird grid-based puzzle. Here's the video:

Here's the screenshot. The alleged Card Thief icon is 5 over, 3 down. The other mysterious icon is 5 down, 3 over:

That sure looks a lot like a puzzle from The Witness. And remember that The Witness is already on Google Play, so it's not like a lot of work for a mobile port hasn't been done already. Hmm! If it is the March 19th indie release that will show up on the night of March 18th, we'll be sure to update!

Thanks to the folks in our Discord server who pointed this out!

Update: Guess not! We diligently searched out for The Witness overnight and nothing turned up. Then the Sunday App Store update time came along and no big Witness feature. The icon may have been referring to the Mac release of the game, where the last update was on March 9th, the start of the App Store indie games promotion. But considering that there's been zero other reference to the Mac App Store, and many of the other games here have been PC indie game ports, it made sense. Guess there was just no Sunday release, and Card Thief is the Monday release that popped up earlier than other releases during the promotion.

Update 2: The Sunday game was Trilogic [$1.99], whose icon was 4 down, 2 over. Apple tricked us all! The Witness for iOS' release remains a future concern.

  • MaxPancaKe

    Looks like it, that icon is 100% The Witness puzzle; hopefully it releases next week!

  • Tychaeus

    I'm betting BOTH will see release tonight post midnight or sometime tomorrow, go out with a bang etc. here's hoping.

  • skylined87

    Pls pls pls come on come on

  • TheRealist82

    Card thief coooome on 😀
    Where u are

  • Zack Madison

    The Witness is today. Card Thief is tomorrow.

    • Tychaeus

      Nope, the devs himself has stated...in not so many words...card thief is Sunday....learn2check TA CT forums obsessively

      • http://about.me/wondroushippo Carter Dotson

        *cough*Zack's right assuming that The Witness actually is the Sunday game*cough*

      • Zack Madison

        They've said it will be out next week. Monday is tomorrow.

      • Tychaeus

        He did post a pic a few places that explicitly said "I'm not saying it's Sunday.......
        but.....yeah, it's Sunday."

        Also (I was maybe the first to see this lol) his twitter posted maybe an hour ago now about releasing promo codes every hour on the hour from now throughout the day as Card Thief released in different regions."

      • Tychaeus

        What you saw, they must have misspoke, or you missed the date it was posted, lol, HAVE FAITH PADWON.

      • Tychaeus

        Lol, I know, I just thought I would do something I never do...which is troll a bit 😝
        I am just trying to wait it out and it's getting tough.

  • Tychaeus

    Zach.. you r wrong, learn2humble and...admit mistakes and faults

  • Tychaeus

    Zaaaach, buuuudDHe... is it hard to jus...be so wrong on so many levels all the time??

    • Zack Madison

      All the time? I almost never post here.

      • Tychaeus

        You post alllllllllllllll day long, every 20 minutes, doHn lie boi

  • TheRealist82

    Card thief is today i think
    Tiny touch tales start on their twitter channel
    an ingame-code special.....

  • Tychaeus

    29m
    Card Thief‏ @cardthiefgame
    8.
    Which bird is prominently featured in Card Thief. First letter.
    E77TPAH6E?N?

    1

    9m
    Andrea Gatta‏ @Andrea_AdL
    @cardthiefgame It has been released all over the world? In Italy I can't see it

    in reply to @Andrea_AdL

    Card Thief‏ @cardthiefgame

    @Andrea_AdL not yet. few hours to go.
    6:24 AM · Mar 19, 2017

    Convinced yet? 😇

  • TheRealist82

    Wich bird is mean? 😉

    • brantov

      magpie.

  • Tychaeus

    Have you heard about the....WURD!?
    >_>
    <_<
    Bbb....birdbirdbird...buhbb..bird's the wurd

  • HelperMonkey

    Fine detective work. Kudos.

  • Barrett Bear Baker

    So, wait... are we saying that the witness is out today??

  • Remote_

    So, everyone was wrong and Trilogic is today's feature.

    Card Thief tomorrow and (hopefully) The Witness on Tuesday then?

    • OrangeKnickers

      Trilogic was already out yesterday.

      • Remote_

        Missed it completely - I thought Type shift was yesterday's release.

        Still hope then!

      • OrangeKnickers

        At least at my country's app store they were both available yesterday. So yes, I'm still hoping too 🙂

  • TheRealist82

    Card thief in 1-2 hours release
    Nobody checks the card thief twitter...🙄

    • Tychaeus

      SERIOUSLY! Ffs...I even spoon fed the thread this info and even posted an image of said twitter comments as example....GAjeebus...

  • GiHubb

    If it is The Witness I'm quite excited but that's one ugly icon! (at least in my humble opinion)

  • GiHubb

    Btw, isn't that the icon of perhaps Framed 2? The original didn't have such a lavish background if I remember correctly

  • Tychaeus

    Again...('farts then bends head between knees to deeply inhale') Card Thief IS coming today.
    End announcement 53.

  • Tychaeus

    Toldyasotoldyaso!! 😜

    • jakeopp

      Yup, you really told us

      • Tychaeus

        Oh... that's not sarcasm is it? Sorry for being so rude, I kinda thought I was...ya know, being silly excited..

      • Jakeopp

        It was sarcasm lol

      • Tychaeus

        I knooow, lol

  • Airpegy

    The witness is basically myst/raven on iOS ?
    This is what come in my mind when I saw the trailer

    • Jakeopp

      I believe they are kind similar, however...from my very limited knowledge, the puzzles in The Witness are all basically the concept (line puzzles) while in Myst they are very different. Aside from that, Myst has more of a storyline. Myst is more of a point & click adventure/puzzle game and The Witness is more of a puzzle game if that makes sense.

      Also, Myst and Riven are both in the App Store in case you didn't know...

      • Jakeopp

        basically the same concept*

  • HelperMonkey

    Are we sure the promotion is over?
    The AppStore indie feature mentioned 12 days.
    There are currently (as of Trilogic's release) 11 games on the featured line.

    • svan11

      That is true, and Trilogic is actually that teardrop looking icon, not the grid puzzle icon they are referring to.

  • skylined87

    Ok so what is that Witness-ish looking icon down there? There has to be a reason it's on there...

  • Heinz da Baron Krauss von Espy

    bursting your own over-blown gas bag. you have my respect.