The lights are on
Fez released one year ago today and its creator, Phil Fish, reflects on its progress and reveals its sales numbers.
According to Fez's one-year anniversary blog post, to date Fez has sold 200,000 units on the Xbox Live Arcade. In the posting, Fish also comments on his reputation. Fish is an outspoken independent developer, and sometimes the things he says inspires others to raise pitchforks in defense of their own opinions.
"Suddenly becoming so loved and so hated by so many teaches you some humility. Or at least some things you didn’t know about yourself. I feel like a different person now. A much, much less crazy person. A much happier person. It’s been a fantastic year."
Fez is coming to PCs by way of Steam on May 1, but other than that, it doesn't sound like we will hear much from Phil Fish or his company, Polytron, any time soon.
"The success of the game is allowing me to take my time to consider my next move and spend years driving myself crazy trying to make something beautiful so you can run around in it. Something few of us can afford. Thank you for THAT."
If you haven't had a chance to check out Fez yet, we highly recommend that you do.
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Regardless of attitude, I love seeing these Indie developers succeed. Congrats to Fish.
Just beat this game a couple weeks ago and loved it. The whole idea and concept behind it is unique and makes the game fun every second.
Phil Fish is the man. Best of luck to him.
It's already been a year?!
Can't wait to pick it up May 1st, been waiting for this to come to Steam for, well, a year.
Fez was almost certainly my favorite game experience last year. I just happened to see the three or four pages of notes I had made about Fez the other day and was thinking maybe it's time to go through it again. I was just a bit too young to map out NES Zelda or Metroid on graph paper, but I like to think the joy and satisfaction I had using my pages of notes and translations in Fez might be a similar experience. It really is a special game.
Interesting self reflection, Fish.
Wow, it's already been a year? Dang, time flies.
its been a year already ? gahh time flies .. i've been waiting for a pc version so knowing a date is nice
I would like a psn version please
Wish there was a PSN version.
I'm definitely going to get this when it releases on Steam.
It's only pone year old! Wow!