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.