Fez Developer Polytron Is Back With Polytron Partners, Will Help With Music Game Panoramical

Phil Fish says it’s time to give back with Polytron Partners.

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.

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17 comments
nigelholden
nigelholden

I say let the projects do the talking. 

evarin
evarin

All he needs to do is stay the hell away from the PR aspect of the business and he'll be fine. 

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

Seems like he forgot how terrible the gaming community is. It's funny how that works, now that he wants attention again.

DarkSaber2k
DarkSaber2k

Oh look, the tantrum baby wants attention again.
 So if he gets any criticism about this, will he cancel THIS project too?

novaprime1985
novaprime1985

Is Fish really trying to get good with people now after his meltdown & subsequent cancellation of a game many we're eagerly awaiting (myself not included in that one)? he's going to have one hell of an uphill battle IMO

SkyAboveThePort
SkyAboveThePort

It's not like Phil Fish could possibly know the meaning of "giving back..."

nbf4548
nbf4548

I think he should make Fez 2, unplug the internet, and just swim in his money vault like Scrooge McDuck.  When you're swimming in your money vault, twitter messages just don't have the impact that they once did.  

Voltron_Force
Voltron_Force

How many of you guys have played Fez though?

Karlinel
Karlinel

Didn't we all agree we were happier without Phillip J. Fisherton? We had one less prima donna, he had less people daring to voice their opinion, and the world in general was all the better without him.


hardeddie
hardeddie

Someone forgot to fed this fish. Thought he was canned for good.

Saidrex
Saidrex

Oh crap... People, please don't write anything negative to Phil "Drama Queen" Fish via twitter otherwise we won't get this game...

:D

uninspiredcup
uninspiredcup

@nigelholden Phil Fish is unable to do this. In fact I wouldn't be surprised if he's reading these posts as he googles himself every 30 seconds.

Thegamer16
Thegamer16

@DarkSaber2k  So you would prefer he just didn't announce new projects? Just chill out dude