Posts Tagged ‘Phil Fish’

A very nice gesture by Cliff Bleszinski.  Leaving the game industry over a whiny gaming journalist (many of whom are just glorified fanboys trying to sound professional) is NOT a good reason to change your career.  Hopefully, Clifford’s letter will help dissipate Mr. Fish’s rage.

You don’t owe a damned thing to any gaming journalist. We’ve seen the rise of many “Rush Limbaughs” in the gaming industry, people who do videos or podcasts digging a finger into an open wound that gets the gaming community going because, hits. You DO owe a great product to your community, something I hope you’ll resume doing some time in the near future. The industry needs people like you to speak with their hearts before their brains because I’m tired of hearing the PR approved appropriate response. I’m tired of games that feel like they’ve been developed by focus groups or clueless executives going “Hey that Call of Duty is big, we need one of those!”

Besides, at the end of the day, that cycle of community feedback and crafting that big fireball is entirely too addictive.

Come back, Phil. We miss you already. Maybe I’ll be right behind you, returning with Adamantium skin.

Full letter here:

http://dudehugespeaks.tumblr.com/post/56805389679/dynamite-fishing-an-open-letter-to-phil-fish

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Uhh, wow.  This sounds kinda childish to be cancelling the sequel to a critically acclaimed game over.  I’m guessing Polytron founder Phil Fish (what a cool name, I just like saying it) will rescind his cancellation of the game once he cools down.

Polytron, the studio behind the indie hit Fez, announced over its official Twitter that development on Fez II has been canceled. It appears to be related to a very heated Twitter argument between Polytron founder Phil Fish and an Internet personality who sharply criticized him today.

Marcus Beer, who editorializes under the “Annoyed Gamer” brand on GameTrailers, tore into Fish on that site’s most recent “Invisible Walls” panel discussion. Beer’s complaint with Fish centered, in his view, around Fish’s unwillingness to comment on Microsoft’s newest policies regarding independent development on Xbox One.

Beer, in a three minute rant at the beginning of this broadcast, called Fish and indie developer Jonathan Blow “self-styled kings of the indie genre,” and said the pair—whom he called “Blowfish”—were “bitching and moaning” about a reasonable media request for their reaction to a significant industry development. Beer in essence accused them of seeking publicity when it presented them in a favorable light but dismissing the press if it didn’t serve their promotional needs.

http://kotaku.com/twitter-blowup-leads-to-sudden-cancellation-of-fez-ii-934548588?utm_campaign=Socialflow_Kotaku_Facebook&utm_source=Kotaku_Facebook&utm_medium=Socialflow