Fez creator helping other indies with 'Polytron Partners'

Polytron, the company behind Phil Fish's game Fez, is moving into a new partnership initiative. Fish announced "Polytron Partners," an arm of the company that will help promising indie games with details like promotion and production.

Its debut partner is Paranormical, from Fernando Ramallo and David Kanaga. The announcement describes it as "an anthology of interactive musical landscapes." Fish said in the announcement that he's hesitant to use the word "publishing," and prefers to call it a partnership. But, he says, this is a way to do for other small games what the community did for his own.

"We only got to make fez in the first place because of the help and support of a LOT of cool people," he said. "Time to give back a little, you know?"

Fish canceled his own follow-up to Fez, and had some harsh words for the industry at the time. More recently he said he was back to making it, but then again, that was on April Fool's Day.