Mayday, mayday: Polytron dates Fez for Steam

Phil Fish is throwing off the shackles of Xbox Live Arcade.

Developer Polytron Corporation, led by designer Fish, will release Fez on May 1 for Valve’s Steam digital-distribution service. This is the first time the indie darling will be available outside of the Xbox 360’s Live Arcade download platform.

Polytron hasn’t set a price for Fez on Steam, but it currently goes for 800 Microsoft Points ($10) on XBLA.

Fez is a 2D puzzle-platformer that enables gamers to shift the visual perspective to morph the world’s non-Euclidean¬†geometry. Players control a flat creature named Gomez who gets a magical fez hat that gives him the power to move in the third dimension. That empowers him to travel around the world to collect magical cubes.

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