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Fez review (XBLA)
7 years ago

Fez review (XBLA)

Fez was developed by Polytron and published by Microsoft/Trapdoor. It was released on April 13, 2012 for 800 MSP. A copy was provided for review purposes.

A few years ago Fez started making noise in the indie game scene as a game that had the potential to create a sense of immersion that would rival even the most cherished indie titles like Braid or Limbo. Polytron took their time with the game but now that Fez has finally released on XBLA, it’s clear that their time was well spent. Creating a game that forces gamers to truly think and explore these days is a fairly tall order. But Fez does just that. A sense of adventure and exploration accompanied by the classic 8-bit look will leave gamers swearing they have gone back in time to era they grew up in. An era where subtle clues were left behind for gamers to discover and slowly piece things together providing a true sense of accomplishment. An era where things may have initially looked simple but were far more complex once properly studied. Read More

Footage shows off full Fez GDC demo
8 years ago

Footage shows off full Fez GDC demo

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Polytron’s Fez has been getting a lot of exposure lately, but anyone who’s still pining for coverage of Gomez and Dot’s adventure just got their wish granted. The …
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Why has it taken Polytron so long to complete Fez?
8 years ago

Why has it taken Polytron so long to complete Fez?

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A lot of people have been looking forward to the release of indie developer Polytron’s Fez for a very long time. The platformer has been in development for almost half a decade. It has made appearances at a plethora of industry conventions. Fez even took home top honors at the Independent Games Festival…in 2008. Rumors of a May release sprung up not long ago, and were then quickly debunked by Polytron’s own Phil Fish. No matter how badly the gaming public wants the title to finally see the light of day in the near future, however, it only just recently entered the certification process and is unlikely to be available before the summer.

Developer Renaud Bedard recently addressed a crowd at this week’s GDC in San Francisco about the prolonged process of making Fez a reality. “The fact that Fez was such a long project means that we kept upgrading,” explained Bedard. “Fez is our first game, our first project. It’s hard to manage the fact that you want the game to be perfect.”

No studio ever sets out to release a bad game, of course; they all want their baby to be flawless. Yet not everyone spends close to five years chasing down that dream. Joystiq, who was on-hand for Bedard’s GDC presentation, reports that the main reasons why protagonist Gomez’ adventure remains unreleased is technical enough that Polytron had to make up internal design terms to describe it.

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As the Fez turns

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Polytron’s latest trailer for its platformer Fez has arrived in dizzying fashion. Poor little Gomez isn’t quite tall enough to ride the Gravitron when the carnival comes to …
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Rumor: Fez set to release in May *Update*
8 years ago

Rumor: Fez set to release in May *Update*

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Update: Polytron’s Phil Fish has informed Joystiq that Fez won’t be coming out May 2 after all. In reality, the game has only just entered certification, and a …
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Fez now in the certification process at Microsoft
8 years ago

Fez now in the certification process at Microsoft

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Straight from Phil Fish and company themselves, Fez has finally been submitted to Microsoft. After the recent ESRB rating, it’s only moments away from Fez‘s release while it waits …
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Fez rated by ESRB
8 years ago

Fez rated by ESRB

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Although it has not yet turned up publicly on the ESRB’s website, developer Polytron has declared over Twitter that its platformer, Fez, has been rated by the board. The …
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Fez has been rated for release
8 years ago

Fez has been rated for release

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We’re still waiting on a firm release date for the long-awaited Fez but we have some good news to make that wait a little better. According to a listing …
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Microsoft “interested in” Fez developer’s Kinect enabled collaboration with Kokoromi, Super Hypercube

Gamasutra recently had the chance to sit down and talk to Phil Fish from the Polytron Corporation, who are wrapping up development of their much anticipated XBLA platformer, Fez
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Fez teases us with a new long screenshot video

We were more that a little disappointed when Polytron announced that Fez was being delayed to 2012 but they are still working hard on their highly anticipated 2D/3D game. Just to prove …
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