Fez sells over 1 million units

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Is there anyone who likes indie games and hasn’t tried out Fez? Well, apparently, there aren’t many who haven’t given the puzzle platformer a whirl as they cross a major sales milestone.

It’s always a big achievement when a game crosses the one million mark, especially when that game is from independent developers. Polytron put up a special thank you message on their site:

FEZ has now sold over a million unit across all platforms.

That’s right, a cool mil!

And we couldn’t have done it without you!

Thank you for buying the game!

Thank you for stealing it!

Thank you for telling your friends about it!

Thank you for buying it again when it came out on PC!

Thank you for boycotting it so well!

Thank you for putting up with the bullshit!

Thank you for all your love letters, fan art, cosplays and freakin’ tattoos you got, you crazy bastards!

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

I wonder if this means that Phil Fish will go back on his explosion and actually make Fez 2, or if he has well and truly left the indie gaming scene. He didn’t say anything on his twitter account to acknowledge the 1 million sales; perhaps he has truly been scared off by the underbelly of the internet.

Still, it’s always nice to see an indie developer reach such great sales figures – just goes to show that we really are in the middle of an indie renaissance. Congrats to the guys at Polytron and let’s hope that we see more cool games (if not Fez 2) from them soon!

Last Updated: December 10, 2013

Zoe Hawkins

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