Hang One's (Fez) Hat - Silicon Sasquatch Podcast: Season 3, Episode 9
Fez II, the sequel to the critically acclaimed puzzle-platformer profiled in Indie Game: The Movie, is officially canceled. According to creator Phil Fish, this decision comes not as the result of any isolated incident but out of a desire to escape what he sees as a hostile environment in gaming. Fish tweeted:
to be clear, im not cancelling FEZ II because some boorish fuck said something stupid, im doing it to get out of games.
— PHIL FISH (@PHIL_FISH) July 27, 2013
Regardless of the reason, there's no doubt that gaming culture can be a hostile place. But how widespread is it, and what sort of damage does it do? Aaron, Spencer and I sat down to talk about what happened with Fez II and what lessons can be learned from this scenario.