Gaming News, Game Reviews, Game Trailers, Tech News

dtoid   |   japanator   |   flixist   |   tomopop   |   store


 

 

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

0

Just wait until the Steam numbers come out

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 has updated that figure to 200,000. Not a bad first year!

"Suddenly becoming so loved and so hated by so many teaches you some humility," wrote Fish in a blog post. "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. Thank you for that!

"The game really found its audience (or the audience found it?)," he continued. "Everyday we get far more love mail than hate mail. Every other day people send us fan art, or a picture of a gomez cake, or a quilt they made, a Drawing, a plushie. Seeing people’s notebooks filled with deconstructions of the puzzles and mysteries I had so much fun putting together has been a particularly rewarding experience."

The PC version of Fez will be out before long; that's heading to Steam on May 1, 2013. Programmer Renaud Bédard said he's "very happy that the game will finally reach a broader audience. Working on Fez has been equal parts amazing and terrifying, but it’s completely overwhelming to see what it has become and how many people it's touched."


The article continues below. Login to skip ads, get faster mobile, and dibs on betas
 
 

 

TwitterRedditEmailFacebook
 
Jordan DevoreCo-EIC // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts10661Posts1Blogs 14Following162Followers305

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random. Disclosure: I backed Double Fine Adventure and Awesomenauts: Starstorm on Kickst... more


 



On Destructoid: Fez   (17)   From our game database:

  • This is Phil Fish explains the phenomenon of Phil Fish - Steven Hansen
  • Fez is out today on PS3, PS4, and PS Vita with Cross-Buy - Jordan Devore
  • Fez is heading to PS3, PS4 and Vita on March 25 - Chris Carter
  • The current Bandcamp Weekly is all about game music - Darren Nakamura
  • Starbound, Fez, and Velocity 2X coming to Vita (Update) - Tim Sheehy
  • Game Music Bundle 5 features Monaco, Fez, FTL, and more - Darren Nakamura
  • Dreams come true: FEZ to be patched on Xbox 360 - Jim Sterling
  • Disasterpeace releases second Fez remix album - Hamza CTZ Aziz
  • Pre-order Fez and save a whole buck - Brett Makedonski
  • More related stories
    #fez #GOG.com #Indie #Platform games #Puzzle Games #Steam
     
     


    READER COMMENTS LOADING BELOW...

    Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
    to view and post comments.



     Login with Twitter

     Login with Dtoid

    Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

    Sorry for the extra step!

    spacer
     
  •