Well it looks like we finally will have The Witness on iOS devices. After months of teases, leaks, and more, a new Tweet from Kenzie Paulus, who is a Producer and Team Manager at Thekla inc for The Witness, has given us a new release window. The Witness is coming to both iPhone (as confirmed by the new Apple promo video) and iPad very soon. At first a lot of people including myself thought it would be iPad only given the nature of the game and how intricately the puzzles require your inputs. The Witness from Thekla is a very complex puzzle game that will melt your brain as you play more. I’m not kidding when I say you will start seeing puzzles from the game when you go outside and stare into the sky. It is my favorite puzzle game of all time, and I’m glad we finally will have it on iOS.
Well, I guess the cat is out of the bag (more than it maybe already was?). Coming very, very soon. https://t.co/PlcsA0SXtd
— Kenzie Paulus (@knzorb) September 19, 2017
The Witness for iOS has been leaked before in Apple promotional material and we have the new App Store video showing it off as well. Thekla hasn’t officially announced anything for a release date or even a window, but the Tweet we have above is more than enough for now.
Welcome to the #newAppStore on iOS 11.
— App Store (@AppStore) September 19, 2017
I’m excited to see how they adapt the controls for iOS. While I expect native controller support, most people will be playing this with touch controls. It will be interesting seeing how the game and the UI scales on iPhones and whether it will be received as well as its PC brethren. Hopefully we won’t have long to wait until we get The Witness on our devices.