The Witch

The Witch
Project Description

The Witch is a narrative game for the Apple iPad where players take the role of a young girl labeled as a witch. By manipulating the language said by other characters in her storybook, the witch shapes how she is viewed and, in turn, how her tale is told.


Design, Writing, Art: Elizabeth Swensen

Programming: Sean Bouchard

Music and Art: Sarah Passemar


The Witch was my master’s thesis at USC. I’d like to thank my thesis committee- Steve Anderson, Tracy Fullerton, Jeremy Gibson, and Danny Bilson for all their help and guidance throughout the game’s development. The Witch was a finalist in the 2011 IndieCade festival.


The thesis version of The Witch was created in Flash for the first Apple iPad and is no longer supported by the platform. A new version is currently under development. The original trailer is available below: