Fez creator Phil Fish has announced that his company, Polytron, has partnered with Canabalt developer Finji to present Panoramical, “a digital anthology of musical landscapes with analog controls.”
Panoramical is being developed by two indies, Fernando Ramallo and David Kanaga, who’s best known for composing the soundtracks for Dyad and Proteus. They’ve been showing Panoramical at events like IndieCade and Fantastic Arcade, allowing players to interact with the game by moving sliders and knobs on a MIDI controller, but those controls will be modified to work on a PC.
“Polytron has spent the last two years getting its affairs in order,” Fish said on Polytron’s website. “Wrapping up Fez and its six subsequent ports kept us busy for a while. Now that that’s done, and that we’ve had time to recharge, I’m super excited to finally close our first chapter and move on to the next one. I’m calling that new chapter Polytron Partners. And with it, Polytron becomes more than just the umbrella I operate under. We only got to make Fez in the first place because of the help and support of a LOT of cool people. Time to give back a little, you know?”
According to Fish, Polytron will help Ramallo and Kanaga with production and promotion, while Finji will provide help with operations, payment logistics, and more.
The last time we heard from Fish he said on Twitter that Fez II, which he canceled in July 2013, was back on, but that was on April Fool’s Day.
Panoramical is set to release on PC and Mac via Steam in early 2015.
|Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer. You can follow him on Twitter @emanuelmaiberg and Google+.|
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