Developer Phil Fish ruminates on memorable year for Polytron
Polytron boss Phil Fish has announced his mind-bending puzzler FEZ is headed to other platforms in 2013.
Fish made the announcement in a New Year’s message blog on Polytron’s website, saying, “FEZ will finally be ported to other platforms.” Fish added that he had received a number of emails telling him how much of an “idiot” he was for not porting FEZ to everything.
Fish also reflected on 2011 to 2012 and the highs and lows he has had with the game, as well as the documentary Indie Game: The Movie. Fish said, “We experienced abyssal lows, but also life-affirming highs. Life changing highs… It took everything but we shipped the thing. And it was a success.”
Although FEZ didn’t break any records, Fish said it made more than enough to let him keep doing what he is doing. He said, “Even though the game came out nine-ish months ago now, I don’t feel like any of it has really sunk in yet. Between the game and the documentary, too much happened.”
The developer is no stranger to controversy which he recalled in the blog by listing a few of the gloomy clouds that lingered over his head around the release including. Fish said, “Between Sundance, IGTM, winning the IGF, becoming a notorious racist, the game coming out, the patch incident, becoming a notorious asshole, traveling the world, battling a brutal post-partum depression and finding my love, my ears are still ringing.”
Outside of FEZ being ported to other platforms, Fish said Polytron also has exciting plans for the soundtrack, and something about the US branch. He added that there are a couple new games in the pipeline.
Fish ended his blog saying the future is uncertain for Polytron, but he is excited and hopes we are too.
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