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Fez Shifts 200,000 Via XBLA

Posted by Ken Barnes

"Completely crazy", says developer.

Polytron Corporation's Fez has sold some 200,000 copies via Xbox Live Arcade during its first year on sale, the company has announced.

The perspective-shifting platformer, along with its two developers Phil Fish and Renard Bedaud, featured heavily in the hit documentary Indie Game: The Movie took a fair old while to finally be released into the wild, but it seems that the journey was worth it.

Fish said "The game really found its audience (or the audience found it?). Everyday we get far more love mail than hate mail. Every other day people send us fan art, or a picture of a Gomez cake, or a quilt they made, a Drawing, a plushie. seeing people's notebooks filled with deconstructions of the puzzles and mysteries I had so much fun putting together has been a particularly rewarding experience"

The game is due to hit other formats later this year, with Polytron said to be gearing up to unveil their next title once work is complete on the ports.


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shingi_70 said:

Isn't this the same guy who craped on Microsoft and the games fans over the patching situation.



shingi_70 said:

It like $40,000 but the game had great sales out the gate and he had won the IGF prize two times. Even if he couldn't patch due to financial backing the way he handled was pretty crappy.

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