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Phil Fish quits gaming industry again, puts Fez and Polytron up for sale

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Posted by: Matt Liebl

Phil Fish's return to gaming and social media was short-lived, as the short-fused indie developer announced, once again, that he has "quit" gaming. His latest outcry comes after hackers exposed his passwords, financial records, social security information, and other sensitive details.

Fish, who's no stranger to verbal wars via Twitter, recently took to the social media website as an outspoken supporter of Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn, who has also been the target of a massive harassment campaign following the publishing of a blog post about her alleged relationships with various game industry workers. As a result, Fish engaged in many verbal arguments, ultimately ending in hackers releasing information as a "public execution of Polytron and Phil Fish."

Before quitting social media, Fish added that both Polytron and the rights to his hit indie game, Fez, are up for sale. He claims he'll listen to any reasonable offer, though it's not clear how serious he is. As of the time of this writing, the Polytron Twitter account is suspended.

Here's a transcript of Fish's final tweets before deleting his personal Twitter account.

“this is videogames. this is what i get. this is unacceptable. this is not okay. terrorist. never again, you hear me? never again. this is videogames. this is your audience. to every aspiring game developer out there: don’t. give up. it’s not worth it. nothing is worth this. give up on your dreams. they are actually nightmares. just don’t do it. RUN AWAY”

In response to the entire situation, the good people in gaming have organized a "#welovegamedevs" hash tag to show their appreciation for the hard-working game creators.

Tags: Fez, Phil Fish

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