Thekla Inc’s “The Witness” Game Remade as #NES ROM “The Wit.nes” @witnessgame

Itch.io member dustmop remade The Witness game as a NES ROM with all-new puzzles to solve. It’s playable on Linux, Mac, Windows desktop OSs, and also Android. Install instructions are here.


A demake of Thekla Inc’s 2016 game “The Witness” has you exploring a mysterious island* and solving puzzles. Developed over 2 months, this Nes ROM stands as a reinterpretation and tribute to the original work. Aimed at both players unfamiliar with the full game who want to learn what it’s like, as well as veterans that need a fix of new puzzle panels to solve.

  • 32 puzzles with various rules to discover
  • Overhead world with 4-way scrolling
  • 16 full screens of map to explore
  • NROM based hardware, no mapper necessary!
  • Run in your favorite NES emulator, or on original hardware using a Powerpak or Everdrive!

    Download the ROM here.

    Read an interview with the game developer here at ZAM.

    Further reading:

    NES Graphics Explained

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