news\ Apr 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm

One year later, Fez a hit on XBLA


Puzzle platforming hit Fez has now sold over 200,000 copies on Xbox LIVE Arcade -- just a year after its release. Independent developer Phil Fish revealed the numbers on the Polytron blog, where he also spoke about his personal life and how Fez helped him allowed him to "take my time to consider my next move."

"The game really found its audience (or the audience found it?). Everyday we get far more love mail than hate mail," Fish said. "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."

Looking ahead, Fez will be released for PC on May 1st. "We’re super excited to finally set the game free on all these other platforms. If you haven’t played it yet, i hope you will!" Fish added. And how can you tell it's created by a indie developer? "Steal it if you must!"

"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," he concluded. "Thank you for THAT."

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