Fez is coming to all PlayStation platforms on March 25. Polytron's indie hit is a cross-buy offering, meaning the copy you buy for PS3, PS4, or PS Vita is good on all the other devices, and save files may be shared among them. » 3/03/14 10:05am 3/03/14 10:05am

A Locker-Room Talk Might Have Spared Us From Yesterday's Fez Fiasco

The things I said were out of line and the mouth that said them would soon be out of alignment, too. That's the polite version of a one-way conversation about 20 years ago in a far off arena, when the difference between criticism and a harangue was expressed to me in very physical terms. » 7/28/13 4:30pm 7/28/13 4:30pm

Twitter Blowup Leads to Sudden Cancellation of Fez II

Polytron, the studio behind the indie hit Fez, announced over its official Twitter that development on Fez II has been canceled. It appears to be related to a very heated Twitter argument between Polytron founder Phil Fish and an Internet personality who sharply criticized him today. » 7/27/13 3:17pm 7/27/13 3:17pm

One Year Later, Fez Will Be Patched

Fez will be patched, fixing a potential game-breaking bug, now that Microsoft is no longer charging studios for title updates. Fez creator Phil Fish tweeted the news on July 4, saying the patch would take "a couple of months." » 7/06/13 11:00am 7/06/13 11:00am

Xbox Live Stops Charging Studios to Patch Games; Fez Creator Upset

When a rare—but utterly game-breaking bug—crippled the indie sensation Fez, its maker said it would issue no patch to fix it. That's because Microsoft would have charged "tens of thousands of dollars" to put out the patch out over Xbox Live. Yesterday, the company revealed it did away with those charges back in April. » 6/29/13 11:00am 6/29/13 11:00am

If Fez's Creator Made Portable Gaming Systems...

A while back, Fez developers Polytron released a shirt featuring a not-real gaming handheld called the Polytron Portable Pro. It's now been upgraded to two newer, more contemporary ideas for a not-real handheld. » 10/03/12 1:30am 10/03/12 1:30am

Xbox Live Takes Down Fez's Game-Breaking Patch

No sooner than they released a patch for Fez, the game's creators discovered a game-breaking filesave corruption and warned everyone not to accept the title update. Microsoft has now taken the step of removing the patch altogether, meaning people who didn't get the memo about the patch won't find their game bricked by… » 6/24/12 5:30pm 6/24/12 5:30pm

PSA: Fez’s Bug-Fixing Patch Breaks It Even More

When she reviewed Phil Fish's critically acclaimed indie game Fez earlier this year, our own Tina Amini noted that she experienced a few crashes while playing through the game. The intermittent glitchiness were a known issue and dev studio Polytron has been working on a title update to fix it. » 6/22/12 3:30pm 6/22/12 3:30pm

Some People Will Tell You How Many Copies Minecraft Sold on Xbox 360.…

Microsoft press release today: "Microsoft today announced that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, the console adaptation of the hugely popular PC game developed by Mojang, has broken all previous digital sales records, selling more than any other title in the first 24 hours on Xbox LIVE Arcade." [That's an excerpt.] » 5/10/12 4:00pm 5/10/12 4:00pm

Fez's Soundtrack is Full of Mysteries, Too

The soundtrack to Fez officially released on Friday, at a pay-what-you-like price (with a minimum of $7). Because the entire game is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, some enterprising folks went and opened the sound files in a spectrogram and, voila, they found even more clues. Or they're Easter eggs,… » 4/22/12 6:00pm 4/22/12 6:00pm

Fez Devs Say They're Working to Fix Game-Crashing Bugs

After its launch on Friday, "about TWENTY THOUSAND PEOPLE (!!)" supplied "more testing" than the game had received in the past five years, according to Polytron programmer Renaud Bedard. "So, as it happens, bugs popped up. Some pretty serious." » 4/15/12 5:00pm 4/15/12 5:00pm

Fez: The Kotaku Review

The first thing that appealed to me about Fez, an independent puzzle platforming game developed by Polytron, was how adorable it was. If my childhood proved anything, it was that eight bits of detail can still make me squee with delight. I instantly knew that I would need a plushie version of Gomez, the main character… » 4/11/12 9:00am 4/11/12 9:00am

Lordy, Lordy, Fez Finally Gets a Release Date

Fez, the perspective-shifting platformer and poster-child for independent games development hell, is ready to go and will arrive April 13, says its studio, Polytron. That's Friday the 13th, a fitting irony for something that's been in production for more than four years. The game will be offered over Xbox Live Arcade… » 3/28/12 8:30pm 3/28/12 8:30pm

Fez Really Looks Like It's Going to be Worth the Fuss

I've bagged on Polytron and Phil Fish and the development hell in which they've been stuck for four years. And Fish recently said some intemperate things about Japanese games development, and gamers. Standing apart from all of that is Fez, which just looks sensational in this six-minute video of gameplay from its… » 3/14/12 10:00pm 3/14/12 10:00pm

OK, Now We're Just Being Trolled About Fez

How long has Fez been in development? I can remember my pal Sander going all OMFG showing me this video of the thing while we were goofing off at work. That was before I worked here. » 2/26/12 2:00pm 2/26/12 2:00pm

Fez Tantalizes Us With Another "Long Screenshot"

Fez, which is going on four years in development, was delayed to "early 2012" way back in September, so at least this luxurious long shot of the perspective-switching indie platformer isn't some oblique way of saying "BTW, it's been pushed back again." That we know of. » 12/01/11 8:20pm 12/01/11 8:20pm

Oh, by the Way, Fez is Delayed. Again.

Earlier this week, Polytron released another "long screenshot" for Fez the perspective-rotating indie platformer stuck in development hell for more than three years now. Promised for release on Xbox Live Arcade this year, Phil Fish just tweeted that his game has been delayed, yet again, until 2012. » 9/29/11 8:30pm 9/29/11 8:30pm

It Takes One Very Long Screen Shot To Showcase the Beauty of Fez

When Polytron's Fez finally comes to Xbox Live Arcade, it looks like it will be a game worth waiting a long, long time for. Just take a look at this new screen shot from Fez for a good hard minute and you'll see why. » 9/06/11 9:00pm 9/06/11 9:00pm