It’s official: FEZ FTW!

February 20th, 2008 by moboid

Breaking News!

Fez was just awarded the 2008 Independent Games Festival Award for

Excellence in Visual Art

Hot damn!

Here’s a pic I took of Fish donning his monocle to deliver his acceptance haiku, while Renaud looks on.

Fish and Renaud accept the IGF award

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Comments 24

  1. Cliff wrote:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Kinda fun being the first to say this here. Read the news on Kotaku. That is Fucking Awesome.

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 1:39 am
  2. George wrote:

    To Phil, Renaud and Jason
    Very good! Im pride.

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 2:05 am
  3. Jono Ellis wrote:

    Well done guys – you really deserved it! :)

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 2:32 am
  4. Mitheor wrote:

    Congrat! The game looks great!

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 2:36 am
  5. Tom Schaffer wrote:

    great work, congratulations from austria!

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 3:54 am
  6. Killer Robot wrote:


    Now give us a demo!

    Pleaaaaaaaaaaaase :]!

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 6:40 am
  7. Mackey256 wrote:

    Congrats on the game. I just saw the first video of this on Kotaku and was completely blown away by this. I hope I get a change to play this in the near future.

    Best of luck,

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 7:33 am
  8. seb wrote:

    gnarly, phil, granly. i hope this aids you in your pursuit to get laid soon.

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 7:38 am
  9. ravuya wrote:

    Big win! Congratulations.

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 8:41 am
  10. SidearmS wrote:

    Congratulations for this win. I hope this game does well. I look forward to more news.

    XBox 360 – Demo? I hope so.

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 9:36 am
  11. Ari Patrick wrote:

    Congratulations on your award! I recently saw some gameplay videos of Fez and it looks amazing. Any word on when and where I’ll be able to get a copy?

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 10:10 am
  12. Roger Junior wrote:

    Congratulations to everyone on the project. Wow. The feedback here at home is incredible. People in the street are chanting Kokoromi’s praises. Can’t you hear them from wait over there?

    Jokes aside, this is the biggest coverage I’ve ever seen for an indie game. Everything from Gametrailers, to Kotaku and Joystiq are posting and buzzing about Fez. Oh and Awesome piece in Edge Mag!

    Way to nail it on the head.


    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 11:54 am
  13. Nick Sheets wrote:

    WOOO! Shouldn’t come as a surprise though. ;)

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 1:19 pm
  14. Aidan wrote:

    Well done. Can’t wait to play it. Just wondering, did you get any influence from Cave Story? and what program is used to make the music?

    good luck with the game, I’ll be getting it on release.

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 2:32 pm
  15. Vincent Rioux wrote:

    Congrats!!! :)

    Bien hâte de dépenser des points Xbox sur ceci!

    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 5:06 pm
  16. Adam R wrote:


    Posted 21 Feb 2008 at 6:50 pm
  17. Joseph wrote:

    Congratulations, the game looks very good and I look forward to getting my grubby hands on it.

    The other reason I’m posting is that the game is now out there growing in the public conscious. Links are flying around and people are talking about it. But it would appear to be very difficult to find out much information on the game.

    I will admit I didn’t dig down too much into your links but I certainly expected some big FEZ link on the site to point me to more information.

    Posted 22 Feb 2008 at 2:50 am
  18. Den VB wrote:

    Well deserved, the game looks (and sounds!)amazing.
    Can’t wait to get my hands on it :)

    Posted 22 Feb 2008 at 4:14 pm
  19. Ghostwine wrote:

    Congratulations. I’m not sure if I like the idea that this won an award for visuals when the style is so heavily based on Cave Story, but the transition from 2D to 3D effects definitely deserve some recognition. I will eagerly await this game.

    Posted 22 Feb 2008 at 6:27 pm
  20. JerrKat wrote:

    Congratulations, I just saw Fez on 1up and loved the concept. I hope to play the game in the future.

    Posted 22 Feb 2008 at 11:39 pm
  21. Mix Lagula wrote:

    Congratulations, it deserved it. Aside from the choice of pixels, it was the gorgeous palette of colors that did it, I think.

    Would you care to release the one level demo before the official launch of the game, perhaps? Maybe to me?

    I’m just sayin’…

    Posted 23 Feb 2008 at 1:33 am
  22. Jeremy wrote:

    Is a PSP port in the plans at all? :) Or at least Wii?

    Posted 23 Feb 2008 at 6:24 pm
  23. Gavin wrote:

    YAY!, so when can we play it?

    Posted 24 Feb 2008 at 10:41 am
  24. Paolo wrote:

    A-a-a-a-awesome! Really impressed and pleased for you.

    P.S. Sausages

    Posted 08 Mar 2008 at 10:53 am

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