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Just some simple and quick news: as confirmed in the following tweet by Polytron, until February 6th you can pay-what-you-want to buy the platformer FEZ, starting 0.01 USD. Obviously you can pay more and the money will be sent to a charity called American Civil Liberties Union. This deal only applies for the itch.io store.

To sum it up, FEZ is a game that was originally released for Linux on September 13th, 2013 and at its launch was met with critical acclaim by professional reviewers, although the response among users wasn't that enthusiastic, according to Metacritic. The last update it received was on August 12th, 2016, as you can see in the following GOL article. There was going to be a sequel, but a couple of weeks after its release the cancellation was officially confirmed by Polytron.

Official site: FEZ
itch.io Store page: FEZ

About the game (Official)
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Gomez is a 2D creature living in a 2D world. Or is he? When the existence of a mysterious 3rd dimension is revealed to him, Gomez is sent out on a journey that will take him to the very end of time and space. Use your ability to navigate 3D structures from 4 distinct classic 2D perspectives. Explore a serene and beautiful open-ended world full of secrets, puzzles and hidden treasures. Unearth the mysteries of the past and discover the truth about reality and perception. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Corben 1 Feb, 2017
You may think of Phil Fish as you like, but this game is a masterpiece. Thanks to Renaud Bédard and Ethan Lee we have a flawless Linux version, and this game is really fun to play. Really nice pixelart and good puzzles which you don't have to complete all to finish the game. In fact, you can play a second run, where you complete the remaining puzzles to get a different ending.
The variety of the puzzles is great, some are depending on time, for others you need a good ear (or have rumble on your gamepad) etc.
I enjoyed this game a lot.


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tuubi 1 Feb, 2017
It's PWYW, as long as you P at least 50 cents. :)

Sure the game is worth it and the profit goes to a good cause. Still, the one cent price feels like a joke when itch doesn't accept payments of less than fifty.
Guppy 1 Feb, 2017
I should really get around to playing this game some day.. but then I've apparently more than 40 games on steam I never played

If only the steam store stocked bottled Time
Liam Dawe 1 Feb, 2017
Quoting: tuubiIt's PWYW, as long as you P at least 50 cents. :)

Sure the game is worth it and the profit goes to a good cause. Still, the one cent price feels like a joke when itch doesn't accept payments of less than fifty.
Sounds like a bug report they need on their github :)
Linas 1 Feb, 2017
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I have to admit that I did not enjoy Fez very much. I found traveling between different maps confusing and tedious. The lack of any story or direction made me wonder what the point of the whole thing is? And in the end I just wanted to finish the game and move on. Not saying that it is a bad game, but it was not for me. Braid and In Between managed to capture my attention, but Fez did not.
tuubi 1 Feb, 2017
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: tuubiIt's PWYW, as long as you P at least 50 cents. :)

Sure the game is worth it and the profit goes to a good cause. Still, the one cent price feels like a joke when itch doesn't accept payments of less than fifty.
Sounds like a bug report they need on their github :)
I doubt a bug report would lower those processing fees. At least that's what the message blames if you try to pay less than $0.50.
Liam Dawe 1 Feb, 2017
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: tuubiIt's PWYW, as long as you P at least 50 cents. :)

Sure the game is worth it and the profit goes to a good cause. Still, the one cent price feels like a joke when itch doesn't accept payments of less than fifty.
Sounds like a bug report they need on their github :)
I doubt a bug report would lower those processing fees. At least that's what the message blames if you try to pay less than $0.50.
That's my point, it shouldn't* list something they are unable to process.

*Edit: Spelling


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 1 February 2017 at 2:11 pm UTC
tuubi 1 Feb, 2017
Quoting: liamdawe
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: liamdaweSounds like a bug report they need on their github :)
I doubt a bug report would lower those processing fees. At least that's what the message blames if you try to pay less than $0.50.
That's my point, it shouldn't* list something they are unable to process.
True. They shouldn't allow developers to set such a low price if they can't handle it. I'll try to remember to file that report.
Kyrottimus 1 Feb, 2017
Quoting: tuubi...Sure the game is worth it and the profit goes to a good cause...

As a neutral observer, I can't help but point out that the ACLU is, in my opinion, not "a good cause."

If they would live up to their charter/motto, they would be a good cause. But anymore they only seem to cherry-pick the rights they side with, or for those with the same political bias as them, while ignoring the rights of the other half of the aisle (i.e. freedom of religion is good so long as you're Muslim or atheist, if you're Christian, Buddhist, Jewish etc. you don't have a right to express your religious views in public because they're offensive to Muslims and Atheists). Also, they were once huge advocates for the outlining of laws defining and punishing hate-crimes for the longest time (which isn't a bad thing), until people were being charged with hate-crimes against cops, then all of a sudden those hate-crimes shouldn't apply to cops because they're somehow against all of them.

They have about 500,000 members in a nation (the U.S.) of 360million. They're a vocal minority and should change their name to SJWU (social-justice-warrior union) or BSHU (butthurt-snowflake hipster union).

As far as FEZ is concerned, it looks like a really interesting and chill kind of a game. I've never got around to getting it but one day on steam, maybe. I wish Phil Fish would just tell the internet to pound sand, ignore everyone equally and do what he loves, and if that is make video games, then he should do that.
tuubi 1 Feb, 2017
Quoting: Kyrottimus
Quoting: tuubi...Sure the game is worth it and the profit goes to a good cause...

As a neutral observer, I can't help but point out that the ACLU is, in my opinion, not "a good cause."
You don't seem very neutral. ;)
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