Eurogamer's Game of 2012 Fez is getting an iOS port later this year, developer Polytron has announced.
We haven't heard a peep out of Fez, the incredible puzzle platform game from the mind of Phil Fish, in quite a while. Yesterday, it got a huge update.
Developer Renaud Bédard, who worked with Fish on Fez while at Polytron, released update 1.12 yesterday to the PC, Mac and Linux versions of the game.
There's a list of major and minor features as well as bug fixes on Steam. Of note: the update adds a speedrun mode. As Bédard says: "Gotta Gomez fast".
Three-and-a-half years after it came out on Xbox 360, Fez will be available for the first time as a physical release.
Sony has unveiled August's selection of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers, which includes acclaimed platformer Fez for PlayStation 4.
Fez developer Polytron will next focus its efforts on the release of colourful indie game Panoramical.
Eurogamer's 2012 Game of the Year, Fez, is finally making its way to PlayStation platforms with a 26th March release on PS4, PS3 and Vita in Europe.
Eurogamer's 2012 Game of the Year Fez has sold one million copies, developer Polytron has announced.
UPDATE: During the Humble Indie Bundle 9's second and final week four more games have been added to the fray.
Jennifer Hepler, the BioWare writer harassed by fans for her work on Dragon Age 2 - and for comments made years earlier about wishing to skip combat sections in games - this week left the famed RPG studio to work on a book and pursue some freelance work.
While Fez 2 was unceremoniously cancelled over the weekend, developer Polytron's producer Marie-Christine Bourdua confirmed that the studio has more projects to reveal, some of which it's collaborating with Sony on.
Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski has penned an open letter to embattled Fez developer Phil Fish, imploring him to return to games development following his high profile departure over the weekend.
During E3, in a surprise move that no one saw coming, Fez creator Phil Fish announced that he was making a sequel to Eurogamer's 2012 Game of the Year, Fez. Now, in an even more surprising move, he's cancelled it.
"It's with a heavy heart that we announce that Fez 2 has been cancelled and is no longer in development," read developer Polytron's recent tweet. "We apologise for the disappointment."
Prior to that, Fish stated on Twitter, "I'm getting out of games because I choose not to put up with this abuse anymore."
Polytron will patch the Xbox Live Arcade version of Fez, Phil Fish has announced.
"GOOD NEWS EVERYONE: we're going to patch FEZ on XBLA!" he wrote on Twitter.
"It's going to take a few months, though," he added, "but we're doing it!"
UPDATE #3: Microsoft has provided Eurogamer with a full statement regarding its decision to drop charges for Xbox 360 game patches.
"Microsoft eliminated fees for Title Updates on Xbox 360 Arcade games in April 2013," a spokesperson said, reiterating what Hryb and Whitten announced below. "We're constantly evaluating our policies and implementing feedback.
"While our development policies are confidential, and will remain so, we're pleased to say that this is just one of many ongoing changes and improvements we've made to ensure Xbox is the best place possible for developers and gamers."
Fez developer Phil Fish has yet to announce which platforms he'll release the recently announced Fez 2 on, but has stated that it won't be on Xbox.
Indie darling Fez has sold more than 200,000 copies since its release on Xbox Live Arcade a year ago.
In a blog post marking the game's first birthday, controversial creator Phil Fish wrote that it had been a "truly transformative" 12 months.
"Suddenly becoming so loved and so hated by so many teaches you some humility," Fish said, presumably referencing the backlash he faced last year over his comments that modern Japanese games "just suck".
Update: Fez creator Phil Fish has confirmed that a Mac port is on the way as well, but no date has been set for it.
Update: It looks like Halo isn't coming after all.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were more popular on Xbox Live in 2012 than Halo 4.
Xbox Live Arcade hit Fez goes multiplatform in 2013, co-creator Phil Fish has announced.
Ed Fries, co-creator of the Xbox, reckons it's becoming increasingly difficult for console manufacturers to ignore what he describes as the Apple experience.
Microsoft has responded to Polytron's statement that re-submitting a title update to Fez would have been too expensive to be viable for the indie studio.
Fez developer Polytron has decided to re-issue the buggy patch that corrupted some player's save files.
Why? Because fixing it would require the very costly process of getting the game re-certified.
"Microsoft would charge us tens of thousands of dollars to re-certify the game," the studio wrote on its blog.
Microsoft has pulled the Fez patch that last week caused some players' save files to corrupt.
"UPDATE : CRISIS SEMI-AVERTED!" began a post on the Polytron website.
"Microsoft has pulled the patch out of Live for now, so at least the problem won't affect new users.
A new title update for XBLA indie platformer Fez is causing some players' save files to corrupt, developer Polytron has warned.
A note on the studio's Twitter feed earlier today warned followers not to install it, with a post on its official site then adding further detail as to exactly what's going on:
"There is an issue that seems fairly widespread where the save file can be seen as corrupted by the game after installing the patch," it read.
Labyrinthine indie platformer Fez has now sold over 100,000 downloads on Xbox Live Arcade.
Creator Phil Fish broke the news on the official Polytron site via a cute piece of art.
Fish recently aired frustrations on Twitter over difficulties getting XBLA sales data from Microsoft. It seems the platform holder has finally come through.
Award-winning documentary Indie Game: The Movie will be released for download on 12th June worldwide.
You'll be able to nab it from iTunes, Steam and at IndieGameTheMovie.com, where you can also pre-order the Blu-ray and DVD.
The film follows the development of Super Meat Boy, details the protracted development and legal troubles surrounding Fez and offers personal interviews with creators.
Minecraft has smashed the record for the most day-one Xbox Live Arcade sales, Microsoft has announced.
The platform holder didn't offer exact figures, but said that Mojang's game has now overtaken Trials Evolution, which set a new record last month.
Earlier today, creator Markus 'Notch' Persson revealed via his Twitter feed that the console version of his game was profitable within an hour of going on sale.
Both Sony and Journey creator Jenova Chen believe, in a completely unbiased way of course, that PlayStation Network has more adult-minded users.
Rapturously received indie platformer Fez has entered the weekly Xbox Live Arcade chart at number one.
Indie developer Polytron has vowed to squish the bugs Fez players have found since the game's launch on Friday.
Fez, an Actual New Game of 2012, has been given an Xbox Live Arcade release date: 13th April 2012.
That's a Friday.
Fez will cost 800 Microsoft Points.
Outspoken Fez creator Phil Fish has declared: modern Japanese games "just suck".
Rabidly-anticipated Xbox Live Arcade platformer Fez is finally ready for release, developer Polytron has revealed.
US cable TV network HBO has optioned the rights to make a fictional TV series based on forthcoming documentary Indie Game: The Movie.
With development on keenly-anticipated multi-dimensional platformer Fez finally wrapping up, its creator is moving onto a Kinect project.
Intriguing Xbox Live Arcade platformer Fez has been pushed back until early 2012, co-creator Phil Fish has announced.
This year's GameCity event in Nottingham features a Zelda Takeover Day, organisers have announced.
In celebration of the franchise's 25th anniversary, the event is holding a series of Zelda-themed events on Saturday 29th October.
Nottingham's Old Market Square is to be transformed into a Hyrulean marekt village for the day. Visitors will be able to craft their own sword and shield, learn to play the ocarina and stop off for refreshments at the LonLon Milk Bar.
Any PC or PlayStation 3 users who've checked out the delightful trailer for forthcoming Xbox Live Arcade platformer Fez have justifiable cause to feel more than a little jealous.
Polytron has announced that Fez will be released on Xbox Live Arcade next year.