Fez: World 1-1

By: Brandon McCartin (BMcC)

On: February 19th, 2008

Please, enjoy some straight gameplay from the GDC build of Phil Fish and Renaud Bedard’s dimension-bending platformer Fez.

P.S. Though previously from Kokoromi, the company behind Fez is now officially known as Polytron, with a super-sexy new logo and all.

  • wormguy

    This is utterly mind-blowing.

  • http://www.tscreative.net BMcC

    Well deal with THIS:

    Fish es un petite papillon bleu dans un chapeau!

  • Zaphos

    FACT: Butterflies make surprisingly good game designers.

  • TakaM

    Man, this game is gonna be amazing.
    The level design process must be very interesting, can’t wait :)

  • Lega

    This looks utterly spectacular. In all ways. Ever. :O

  • Zeno

    Hopefully the dialog gets cleaned up a bit, unless that’s part of some joke I’m not getting.

    Other than that, this game looks like pure liquid sex, and I want it bad.

  • Zaphos

    Somthig tells me that the excellent dialog is completely intentional.

  • Colink

    So awesome… Almost as sexy as sexy hiking…
    I feel like my brain is gonna explode.

  • http://www.oxeyegames.com jeb

    Wow! That’s really cool!

  • Zetetic Elench

    I like how the game makes it clear the stilted dialogue from mister eyepatch is a joke by making all the writing on the tutorial signposts perfectly crisp and punctuated.

    It’s very, very cute. <3

  • I Like Cake

    I will totally believe a new dimension.

  • http://htpp://0xdeadc0de.org Eclipse

    wonderful game mechanics, will be pc only?

    oh btw, it’s a cave story ripoff with a new dimension!!!!!111oneone

  • GirlFlash

    I want it so bad it hurts >.<

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  • M2tias

    Not that I wouldn’t love to play this but it’s not just a Cave Story ripoff with a new dimension. It’s a Cave Story and Crush (PSP) ripoff. :D
    Even though, doing that with pixel art graphics is unbeliveable.

  • Lez

    Thats the direction I just got blown.

  • WOW


  • deadeye

    `Huh. Not bad.`

    `*self destructs*`

  • Quetzocotol

    Judging by “press the left or right trigger” this won’t be released on PC. Which means I’m probably not going to be able to play it. GUH.

  • Turniper

    This game has HATS in it.

  • Nikica


  • Robert


  • someons

    I feel kinda dizzy now

  • anon

    Super Paper Mario Rip-off my ass

  • x

    looking awesome, but the music is annoying as hell, I hope it was just a placeholder tune…

  • Fishy Boy

    So very awesome! Best level end ever.

  • Melly

    I love the graphics, I love the music, I love the cute senseless dialogue, and I might just love the gameplay (that part I have to try out for myself, y’see ;3)

    Fez get! Rainbows!

  • Stefano

    Instead of saying something clever, all I can think of after watching the video is…

    Despite of my excitement, I agree to Melly about the gameplay, though. After seeing the rotating world, it’s kindda hard to me to get rid of the depth of each platform, as they tend get stuck in my head.
    When all the blocks get flattened in one of the views (making it ok for you to leap through humongous floor diagonal distances), I can somehow still see the how far apart they are and freak out.

    So watching the video was pretty liek this:
    “-S**T! HE’S GOING TO FALL!”
    “-But… how… ? Oh. Ok…”
    “-S**T! HE’S GOING TO FALL!”
    “-But… how… ? Oh. Ok…”
    “-S**T! HE’S GOING TO FALL!”
    “-But… how… ? Oh. Ok…”
    And so on… :D

  • infinity

    ” i am pride “

  • BeamSplashX

    Trixels are the future.

    Of having sex.

  • PHeMoX

    This is incredible, truly incredible!

  • Hunty

    yikes, wonderful concept, but I got horrible vertigo watching that video. This may have to be one of those games I respect from afar. :(

  • Julius

    Super Paper Mario with a Fez

    also Kokoromi sounds much better than Polytron

  • BeamSplashX

    And Polykokoromitron sounds AMAZING.

    Petition for another name change?

  • Quetzocotol

    Cave Story killer.

  • Zetetic Elench

    Another vote for Polykokoromitron.

  • Tantan

    “Another vote for Polykokoromitron.”
    I concur.

    and DO WANT.

  • Shih Tzu

    So yeah that wow

  • Z

    Golly, I really hope you have all played Crush… I am only excited about this because it looks to be Crush 0.5. And you can pick that up now.

  • Dusty Spur

    im pride.

  • teknogames

    I’m curious as to how difficult building levels is for this game

  • Zetetic Elench

    Fez is cuter than Crush.

    Therefore, my allegiance is to Fez.

    (I am easily swayed)

  • OrR

    Damn, that’s insane! :)
    I haven’t played Crush but it doesn’t do rotating this fast, does it?

  • Darkmoon

    The way the 2D->3D is handled looks to be like how Super Paper Mario *should* have been. Super Paper Mario was fun, but the flip mechanics just seemed… Meh.