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Fez sells over a million units

Fez sells over a million units

Mon 09 Dec 2013 11:22pm GMT / 6:22pm EST / 3:22pm PST
Games

Polytron's indie puzzler crosses a big milestone

Fez developer Polytron has announced that its platforming puzzle game, Fez, has sold over a million units on all platforms.

"Fez has now sold over a million unit across all platforms," said the developer in a post on their official site. "That's right, a cool mil! And we couldn't have done it without you! 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!"

Despite the sales of the first Fez, there was no word on resuming development on its sequel. Fez II was cancelled back in July, when Polytron's Phil Fish decided that he had enough of dealing with a "long, bloody campaign" of abuse due to the success of Fez and his outspoken nature. Fez is still coming to PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita, with the ports being handled by Blit Software.

10 Comments

Gavin Price
Design Consultant

8 3 0.4
Well done to them, I absolutely loved the game. Fave game last year. Gives something for other Indies to aspire to on console in terms of creative and commercial success.

Posted:7 months ago

#1

Marty Howe
Director

57 25 0.4
please make a sequel?

Posted:7 months ago

#2

Carlos Bordeu
Game Designer / Studio Co-Founder

61 82 1.3
I wonder if the number includes Humble Bundle sales...

Posted:7 months ago

#3

Rick Lopez
Illustrator, Graphic Designer

1,269 941 0.7
Well Im hoping Phil Fish can cut the attitude, stop listening to a bunch of losers and crybabies and actually get on to making a sequel.

Posted:7 months ago

#4

Rajveer Kothari
Game Designer

3 0 0.0
Too bad it isn't on smartphones and tablets! :(

Posted:7 months ago

#5

Paul Jace
Merchandiser

868 1,273 1.5
@Rajveer--Give it time. Just like it still hasn't come to Sony's systems yet(but it's on the way) I'm sure there will be a mobile and tablet announcement sometime in the future, especially if those guys want to make more money.

Posted:7 months ago

#6

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,132 1,039 0.5
I'm not sure it'll be an easy port to mobile at all unless there's a lot of work done on the controls , but I'd gather the Vita version can be tweaked for touch-only by Blit. Eh, we'll see. Personally, I prefer this game on a big screen, but hey - I'm old and my eyes can't do that mobile stuff for everything...

@Paul - you think mobile gamers will pay what Phil wants for this or what he's forced to sell it at to be closer to that free to much cheaper mobile model some expect? I think the game is worth the ten bucks or whatever it'll cost because it's so inventive and fun to play, but we'll see, I suppose...

Posted:7 months ago

#7

Hugo Trepanier
Senior UI Designer

155 140 0.9
I must be the only one in the world who was sadly disappointed with this game. I'd been following its development for a few years until it finally came out, and I only wondered why it couldn't be as fun to play as it was beautiful to look at. I really didn't enjoy the puzzle aspect at all and the world navigation was completely broken (or confusing) from a UX point of view. Nonetheless it's still an impressive product from a respectable small team and I would hope they'd put enough polish on its sequel to make it a better game.

@Greg There are many ways to make it work as a mobile product but it would not sell well at $10.

Posted:7 months ago

#8

Peter Bond
Studying Art & Design

66 18 0.3
sweet, can't wait to get hands on the vita version! :D

Posted:7 months ago

#9

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

2,132 1,039 0.5
@Hugo: Oh, I know that $10 is "a lot" for a mobile game, but I think that won't stop it from being that price or close to it if the game has enough enhancements to "justify" the price tag. Eh, maybe it'll be five bucks or less, but I can't see it being free at all unless it's a few weeks/months into the release and there's a promotion happening...

Posted:7 months ago

#10

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