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Fez developer turned down mobile port from Zynga

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 10, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Indie darling Fez could have made an appearance on mobile devices, developer Polytron claims.


"Q: When does a Fez clone not qualify as a Fez clone? A: When it doesn't have any bugs."

- NickDelios see all 3 comments

Fez re-releasing buggy patch due to cert costs

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 19, 2012 6:00am PDT

Polytron is re-releasing the Fez patch it pulled due to a save file corruption bug--with that error still in. Why? Because it improves the game for most, and if they changed anything, "Microsoft would charge us tens of thousands of dollars to re-certify the game."


"I think it's if you're in certain locations when the patch is applied. I don't know what they ..."

- dancingpolkabear see all 31 comments

Fez creator working on two games

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Phil Fish has said he's gone back to two projects that were in the works before Fez, but hasn't decided which one to pursue yet.


"You end up buying that many games on the steam sale that you don't get around to play half of ..."

- WootheDave see all 8 comments

Fez patch releases, breaks save files

By Steve Watts, Jun 22, 2012 9:30am PDT

Polytron has released a patch for Fez, which inadvertently made a new bug that can corrupt save files.


"Probably because it wasnt tested on an actual system with a normal save file... not a dev ..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 2 comments

Indie Jeff's Weekly Pick: Fez

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 15, 2012 12:00pm PDT

This week, I get lost in Polytron's Fez, the best game ever named after a hat.


"Its a shame its not coming out on pc.. Stoped buying games for my 360 almost 2 years ago."

- Elsaispo see all 25 comments

Fez spins onto Xbox 360 on April 13

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 29, 2012 6:00am PDT

After several years and just as many delays, charming puzzle-platformer Fez finally has a firm release date: Friday, April 13 on Xbox Live Arcade.


"Already on the 360! And its spiritual successor Children of Eden!"

- repeat2k see all 36 comments

Fez trailer spins out six minutes of gameplay

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 16, 2012 6:00am PDT

Fez is cock of the walk lately, lifting prizes left and right, and now here's six minutes of straight gameplay footage from what'll be the trial version when Fez lands on XBLA in Q2 2012.


"I am surprised he didn't raise a stink that someone misprinted his name in the SXSW as 'phil phish'"

- deathofrats see all 21 comments

IGF 2012 Main Competition finalists announced

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 10, 2012 11:30am PST

The finalists for the 14th annual Independent Games Festival's Main Competition have been announced, highlighting some of the greatest indie games of 2012.


"kind of weird that most of the games under "Technical Excellence" are retro lo-fi games"

- spiderfill see all 6 comments

IndieCade 2011: Fez

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 19, 2011 3:30pm PDT

We finally get our hands on the platforming adventure Fez at IndieCade 2011, and chat with developer Phil Fish about the game's inspiration and evolution.


"Actually, Fish expects it to launch sometime in January or February, depending on Microsoft ..."

- Jeff Mattas see all 18 comments

IndieCade 2011: Award winners and inventive cooperation

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 09, 2011 10:00am PDT

Two remaining IndieCade 2011 awards are due this evening, but we've got the near-final list of winners so far, along with a few words about some co-operative stand-outs.


"ITT: More awesome-looking games that make me jealous of people who can play 2D/side-scrollers."

- tw3kr see all 2 comments

Indie Jeff's Guide to IndieCade 2011

By Jeff Mattas, Oct 08, 2011 8:00am PDT

Indie Jeff offers his guide on what to see and do at IndieCade taking place this weekend in Culver City in Los Angeles.


"Johann Sebastian Joust. Not exactly a video game per se, but incredibly awesome nonetheless."

- Jeff Mattas see all 4 comments

Fez delayed into 'early 2012'

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 30, 2011 6:00am PDT

Charming world-spinning indie platformer Fez has been delayed once again, this time into "early 2012."