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Fez sales reach 1 million across all platforms

Tuesday, 10th December 2013 00:54 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Fez has passed the million sales milestone, triumphantly overcoming its scandal-ridden history.

“Fez has now sold over a million unit across all platforms. That’s right, a cool mil. And we couldn’t have done it without you,” Polytron wrote on its blog.

“Thank you for buying the game. Thank you for stealing it. Thank you for telling your friends about it. Thank you for buying it again when it came out on PC. Thank you for boycotting it so well. Thank you for putting up with the bullshit. Thank you for all your love letters, fan art, cosplays and freakin’ tattoos you got, you crazy bastards.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you. THANKS A MILLION.”

Fex is a 2.5D puzzle platformer with an interesting meta-puzzle. Its protracted development became notorious after the release of Indie Game: The Movie; the documentary’s depiction of Polytron founder Phil Fish and his colleagues was itself controversial. An outspoken public figure whose occasionally clumsily expressed and more often selectively reported opinions have drawn praise and condemnation alike, Fish recently announced his retirement from the games industry and the cancellation of Fez 2, although Polytron still has games in the works.

Fez debuted on Xbox Live Arcade – a relationship which turned sour – and later came to Linux, Mac and PC. It’s expected on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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3 Comments

  1. JackTheFaux

    I really hope Fez II gets to see the light of day.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. TheWulf

    As do I. I was never for the heckling of Fish, but I was never sure about him either since he always came off as abrasive. But then I began to realise just how long of a project Fez had been, and how much anxiety must be involved with bringing something unique and interesting to the world.

    Especially if you make bad marketing choices (like locking something into a single platform rather than going multi-platform, to the benefit of everyone), and your game technically isn’t even finished without that sequel. Then… well, let’s just say that I have anxiety issues (unavoidable, due to septohippocampal damage) and I can really relate to anxiety and empathise.

    Maybe he’s just really bad at managing anxiety, and he just feels like the world is treating him like shit when his only crime was creating something interesting.

    So I’ve been reassessing my view of him, a bit.

    I’m not a bandwagon jumper, you know? I’m constantly questioning my own opinions and thoughts to see whether they continue to hold validity, and unlike some, I can even change my mind about stuff and admit I was wrong. I wish that was a more common quality.

    So, yes, let’s hope that Fez II sees the light of day, someday.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. xxxGamesMasterxxx

    Fez II needs to happen. I would donate even to start it up.

    #3 9 months ago

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