Fez hits 1 million sales
December 10, 2013 // 9:29 a.m.
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Indie puzzle-platformer Fez has broken 1,000,000 sales across all the platforms it is available on.
Developer Polytron announced the milestone on its site, posting a list of thank yous to fans including 'thank you for buying the game', 'thank you for stealing it', 'thank you for buying it again when it came out on PC' and 'thank you for putting up with the bullsh*t' .
After a long stint of exclusivity on the Xbox 360 following its launch in April 2012, Fez subsequently made its way to the PC in May 2013 with Linux and Mac versions following shortly after in September. A Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita version of the game are also in the works.
The pay-what-you-want Humble Bundle has featured Fez in one of its promotions that went on to sell more than 700,000 bundles on the PC, although it is unclear if this is included in the overall sales figures.
Fez had a notoriously rocky path to completion including a legal-based fallout between lead developer Phil Fish and Polytron's co-founder and regular delays to the original 2010 release date.
Fez has won several awards including the Excellence in Visual Art category at the Independent Games Festival as far back as 2008. Its road through development and release was also documented by Indie Game: The Movie.
A sequel to Fez was announced earlier this year during E3 but has since been cancelled with Fish declaring his intention to leave the industry following toxicity from parts of the gaming community.