FEZ is an independent videogame for Xbox LIVE Arcade released on Friday, April 13th 2012.
It has been in development at POLYTRON since 2007.
In it, you play as Gomez, a 2D creature living in what he believes is a 2D world.
Until a strange and powerful sentient artifact reveals to him the existence of a mysterious third dimension!
FEZ is a 2D platformer set in a 3D world.
The world is 3D, but you always play from 2D perspectives.
Each 3D world has 4 Sides.
You can freely “rotate” your point of view in 90° increments between these 2D perspectives.
This way, you will be able to navigate complex 3D environments, solve puzzles and find secrets!
The goal of the game is simply to explore and find treasures!
FEZ features a huge open world, dense with secrets and mysteries.
There are many different areas, all of which can be explored in any order.
There are no enemies in FEZ. No bosses, no combat. In fact, no conflict of any kind. You can die, but there is no penalty for doing so. FEZ aims to create a non-threatening world rich with ambiance, a pleasant place to spend time in.
FEZ is also one of the 3 games featured in the Sundance-nominated documentary INDIE GAME : THE MOVIE!
FEZ was recently nominated for 2 awards at this year’s Independent Games Festival, including the grand prize!
And here’s a bunch of awards and honors that FEZ has already received. No big deal.
FEZ was created by Phil Fish and Renaud Bédard.
With help from Disasterpeace, Brandon McCartin, Adam Saltsman, Paul Robertson and Trapdoor.