Fez finished

Polytron reveals multidimensional indie game submitted to Microsoft for certification before launch on Xbox Live.

It has been a long road to release, but Polytron's multidimensional platformer Fez is now one step closer to launching on the Xbox 360.

It's time for Microsoft to give a tip o' the hat to Fez.

A tweet from Polytron reveals that Fez has been submitted to Microsoft for certification, one of the last steps required before the game can be released.

When Fez was first announced in 2009, Polytron expected the title to be out in 2010. It missed that date and was later rescheduled for release in early 2012.

Fez has been nominated for two Independent Game Festival awards, including Technical Excellence and the Seumas McNally Grand Prize. The 2012 Independent Games Festival takes place March 5-9 in San Francisco as part of the annual Game Developers Conference.

A featured title in the documentary film Indie Game: The Movie, Fez is a platformer built entirely using Microsoft's XNA tools. It takes the form of a 2D platformer but adds a third dimension and the ability to rotate the gameworld around playable character Gomez. The game also has a unique retro 8-bit pixel art style, along with a suitably retro soundtrack.

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19 comments
GriffinBalls
GriffinBalls

This game looks pretty cool. Been loving Indie platformers this year, Limbo, Capsized, Cave Story, Trine, Braid, so many and all soooooooo good. Lets hope this is another to add to that ever growing list.

blackace
blackace

I'll have to check out the demo when it gets released.

Aeriscloud99
Aeriscloud99

It really is too bad such a hipster douche is tied to this game.

magicalclick
magicalclick

I having being waiting for this game for so long. Tears of joy.

themyth01
themyth01

"Fez is a platformer built entirely using Microsoft's XNA tools". This is very inspiring, I'm an XNA programmer myself so it's good to see the tools being well used.

Dennarai
Dennarai

Awesome. I was getting a little worried this game wasn't going to ever come out.

ProMethUse
ProMethUse

two words says it all: "Fez Finished" :D

hope this'll be available on PSN or whatever its called just recently

Dmg051793
Dmg051793

I want a release date and a price range please. But still excited to hear it finished!

focus0894
focus0894

When I first saw the title, first thing that came to mind was That 70's Show. :p

Henrique2324
Henrique2324

@Cedar-Teeth >Stupid >PS3 Avatar >Disregard comment

KnightSkull
KnightSkull

Looks interesting, I might just have to check it out.

tntkng
tntkng

Looks pretty cool, can't wait to check it out!