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8:00 AM on 07.05.2013

Dreams come true: FEZ to be patched on Xbox 360

Phil Fish, fancy lad and angry boy, has proclaimed to the world that FEZ will be patched once more on Xbox Live Arcade. As Gabrielle herself sung in the 90s, dreams can come true (look at me, babe, I'm here with you).&nb...

Jim Sterling



Fez, success, and serving the project with Disasterpeace photo
Fez, success, and serving the project with Disasterpeace
by Jonathan Holmes

Last week on Sup Holmes (now on iTunes) we were treated to the company of Rich "Disasterpeace" Vreeland, most well know for his work on Fez, Krunch, Runner2, Bonk, and... yikes, so many other games. If I tried to list them all it would turn into such a huge blur of words that your eyes would probably get overwhelmed and fall out in protest, and that's not going to change any time soon. Rich is working on about 12 projects as we speak. That's bonkers. This guy is totally bonkers. 

We talked about where the composer fits in the world of game design, his forays into solo development (like January), how he chooses projects and collaborators, touring with Akira Yamaoka, the definition of "Chip Tune," and a lot more.

Thanks again to Rich for appearing on the show, and tune in tomorrow when we welcome Holly Pickering (White Paper Games, formerly of Traveler's Tales) to the program. Her new upcoming game Ether One could be the next big thing. Come back and talk to her about it on Sunday 1pm PST/4pm EST.

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2:30 PM on 06.23.2013

Sup Holmes makes sweet music with Disasterpeace

Disasterpeace is one of the biggest deals in game music today. He's on the soundtrack for Fez, the upcoming Fez 2, Bit.Trip Presents Runner2, Monsters ate my Birthday Cake, and many more. There are very few game composer...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 AM on 06.21.2013

Phil Fish: Microsoft doesn't want indies on Xbox One

Fez 2 was one of the most surprising announcements of E3. It was also arguably the most cryptic. Outside of a short teaser trailer, little was revealed about Polytron's forthcoming project -- platforms least of all. Speaking ...

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 PM on 06.20.2013

Broken Age, Below, and more: The games of HORIZON

As previously discussed, Venus Patrol and MOCAtv's "alternative E3 event" HORIZON was pretty interesting both conceptually and in how it was executed. But what about the games?! That's why we're even here, right!? A few of the larger announcements to come out of the event have already been covered here at Dtoid, but what about those smaller, beautiful indie games HORIZON promised?

Liz Rugg

1:35 PM on 06.13.2013

Polytron announces Fez 2 in development

Fez 2 was announced at the Horizon conference in Los Angeles today. Aside from a brief teaser trailer, Polytron revealed little else about the project. However, according to the developer's Vimeo page, it looks like Disasterpeace will reprise his role as composer for the title's soundtrack.

Kyle MacGregor

5:00 AM on 05.09.2013

Disasterpeace releases second Fez remix album

Disasterpeace just released a second remix album for Fez. FZ: Side Z contains nearly twice as many remixes as FZ: Side F had, and it can all be yours for $5, or more if you're feeling kind. Like the two other soundtracks for ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



New releases: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is undeniably real photo
New releases: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is undeniably real
by Fraser Brown

From April fools prank to launch in a month, that's got to be some kind of record. Yes, folks, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is almost upon us, and it looks flipping wonderful. Cyber-soldiers, '80s cheese, and lots of neon -- I can't wait to get my mitts on it. Blood Dragon isn't the only thing launching this week, though, but it might be what burns the brightest. 

Soul Sacrifice is a thing that people seem to be excited about, but not having a Vita, I'm oblivious; Zeno Clash II drops, and it's bloody weird; Strike Suit Zero gets a hectic spin-off in the form of Strike Suit Infinity; Deadly Premonition gets a new edition and spreads to PS3; and a bunch of other things release this week.

Anything titillating you?

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10:00 PM on 04.19.2013

The Evil Within, Deadpool, & Legend Of Yoshi's 3D Luigi U

Well, I done goofed when I was making the thumbnail for this episode. The Evil Inside is not an actual video game. I am dumb. Today's formerly-live Destructoid Show covers the announcement of Bethesda and Shinji Mikami's new...

Max Scoville

12:00 PM on 04.19.2013

Pre-order Fez and save a whole buck

Polytron is bringing Gomez and his digital adventures to PC in the near future, and it's offering some savings for people that are willing to plunk down the cash a bit early. Beginning on April 22, Fez will be available ...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 04.16.2013

Remixed Fez soundtrack available for pre-order

With the PC release of Fez just a few weeks away, it seems like the perfect time to listen to more wonderful music from Disasterpeace. He's releasing a new album composed of remixes from his Fez soundtrack which has been one ...

Alasdair Duncan





2:45 PM on 04.15.2013

Fez sold 200,000 copies in its first year on XBLA

Since we talked sales for Polytron's head-scratching puzzle-platformer Fez, the game had cleared 100,000 units sold on Xbox Live Arcade. That was back at the very end of May last year. Much more recently, designer Phil Fish h...

Jordan Devore

3:00 PM on 03.23.2013

FEZ creator thinks DS and 3DS are bullsh*t

Indie game developers are certainly an outspoken lot, aren't they? Phil Fish, creator of the dimension-flipping XBLA platformer FEZ, finally decided to hop on the Monster Hunter train starting with Ultimate for 3DS. He thinks...

Tony Ponce

9:30 PM on 03.19.2013

Elder Scrolls Online, Riccitiello Resigns & Transistor!

Hey guys! Here's today's Destructoid Show.  Big news, in terms of business stuff -- EA's John Riccitiello has resigned from his role as CEO. EA is offering a generous choice of one of eight free games for customers ...

Max Scoville



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Review: FEZ
by Jim Sterling

FEZ is an indie platformer with a retro look and a central premise that is as unique as it is simple. Sound familiar? Such games are a dime a dozen these days, with new ones cropping up every week, but back when FEZ was first revealed, it truly stood out from the crowd. 

Polytron announced the title on July 17, 2007, and it quickly became the indie darling that everybody was excited for. The years, however, have seen Phil Fish's puzzling platformer engulfed in a sea of like-minded games, and what once was the game in everybody's sights now looks like just another fish in the pond. 

Get it in your hands, however, and you'll find that FEZ is more than capable of reclaiming the spotlight.

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