The Witcher (Polish: Wiedźmin) is a computer role-playing game developed by the Polish company CD Projekt RED based on the novel series of the same name by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The game was released on the Windows platform on October 24, 2007 - in Russia, on October 26 - in Europe and on October 30, 2007 - in the USA. In 2012, a version for OS X was released.
The player controls the main character of the literary world of Sapkowski - the witcher Geralt from Rivia. The game takes place after the events of The Witcher Saga - barely surviving Geralt falls into amnesia and is forced to re-learn his craft. The player restores the lost experience of the protagonist by fighting human opponents and monsters. At the same time, he faces a moral choice, on which the future fate of the game world depends. The game accurately reflects the dark atmosphere of the universe of novels, but its plot did not receive official support from Sapkowski. ...
Development of The Witcher lasted four years. The game uses BioWare's Aurora engine. The release of the game was accompanied by an advertising campaign with a budget of about PLN 19 million. The game was well received by critics, who praised its storyline, graphics, soundtrack, and combat system, but criticized technical errors; most of these were fixed in the September 2008 update, which also adds a new adventure for the player. In 2011, a sequel to the game called "The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings" was released. In May 2015, the third part of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released.
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