A PICO-8 demake of FEZ.
You can also find this game on itch.io!
CONTROLS (Original Version)
Z/X: Rotate the world
CONTROLS (Mobile-Friendly Version)
Left/Right while holding X: Rotate the world
This is a tiny adventure based directly on FEZ, a game by the Polytron Corporation. It is a fan work, and was not made in collaboration with or endorsed by them.
FUZ features a total of 8 distinct areas. Its visuals, mechanics, and puzzles are all based off those in the original.
I made the music myself, as while FEZ has a phenomenal soundtrack a lot of it does not translate well to PICO-8. I can't claim to be very musically inclined, but I hope it works well enough.
Also, while there is no save system, the game is completable very quickly if you know what to do so getting back to your previous place is not hard.
And if you'd like to follow my work, check out my Twitter: @Jusiv_
Thanks for playing, and let me know what you think!
If you'd like to hear more about the process of developing this game, I did a whole write-up here!
I take some times trying fuz, that's fun ! Great job ! Visual effect for turning the world is good. Music fits to the game and is not anoying. Greats ideas of demake with good surprises at somes points.
I think I miss one cube and didn't see the full end :D
Here is my end screen :
Extremely faithful demake of FEZ, the graphics look great and the 3D mechanic looks extremely cool.
To anybody else: please go through the 4-cube door and complete the game before expanding the spoiler tag below. Okay?
Really liked decoding the language, and I liked how you showed an example word in one room. 100%ed the game, including the secret that I saw in the map ████████!
Wow, this is getting a lot of love. Thanks so much everyone!
A few specific replies:
@dhostin Yep, these is indeed more you haven't seen!
@arashi256 Thanks! Good to hear you like the music!
@AdamJ Thank you! Though I can't take credit for the design because I tried to keep it as faithful to the original as I could for the most part.
@TheV360 Dang, congrats on finding that so fast! I suppose it's in true FEZ fashion for someone to track down the more hidden secrets within 6-7 hours :P
@Thunder919113 You might wanna check your spelling :)
@Skulhhead1924 Um you do realize that FUZ uses different characters than FEZ right?
@Thunder919113 It sounds like you're on the right track at least. There might be some more clues you've overlooked though.
@ultrabrite Thank you!! And yeah my approach to this was definitely to try to give a small slice of full FEZ gameplay instead of to reduce the actual mechanics of the original.
This was an excellent game! Very faithful to the original Fez, and had some very clever puzzles. I'm pretty sure I got everything, but I didn't have hearts flying around the character at the end like shown in another screenshot. The only thing I might've missed was:
Is U and V supposed to be the same symbol?
That said, how you fake the quasi 3D with a slight shift and then wipe is brilliant. Really nailed it.
@clouddown Hey, thanks!
@dynamite_reed Yep, that's just how it is some times :P
If you've played the original you can figure out what character it is.
@joealarson Thank you! Yeah I'm still kinda surprised just how well that illusion works.
Given that no one else has reported any typos so far (and I tried to be very careful to verify that the spellings are correct) I'm inclined to believe the "typos" are errors in your translation.
I made it to the end!!! This definitely captures the feeling of the original game!
I was able to figure out how to get the fez, and then i came to this thread and realized i still had missed something!
@TheV360 thanks for the tip to go look somewhere else for one final clue ;)
Thank you for the wonderful game! This was so fun to figure out. I always love it when a game makes me break out a notebook to start writing things down. Thank you so much!! :)
@thattomhall Thank you so much! That definitely means a lot coming from you, especially!
@eduszesz You can't get that one by jumping, but everything you need to get it is provided in that room!
@cheychc Awesome, great to hear! And yeah as you can probably guess I love that aspect of games, too. Especially having lore and stuff you have to decipher a language to find.
Awesome game! Got me a bit into the universe of Fez again. I really liked how you pushed to the limitations of PICO-8 and still made something faithful to the original, it's quite a technical feat.
Only read if you have completed the game:
I also liked how you made an entire new alphabet. It took me a while but I eventually got to decipher it fully :-D
I also got the 100% "hearts" ending but it was quite challenging, with only hints from this thread and the dev's Twitter account, I actually had no other way than to dig right into the code to find the solution. Was it the correct way to do it? I'm not sure. (Edit: now I think I found it as intended by the dev. I guess all I needed was the right "tools". Still, given where it's hidden, I'll take it as an easter egg...)
Anyway, keep up the good work!
@tuzepoito Hey, thanks so much!
And if you tracked that hearts thing it down in the code that's quite impressive 'cause it's not exactly clearly labeled :P
But yes there's a certain way of looking that's supposed to give you a way to find it.
@greygraphics Thanks! I feel like the text puzzle is the only one I can take full credit for but I'm definitely quite happy with it and the response it has gotten.
I love it!!!
It's simply perfect!
Hate myself for doing this but I gotta ask for hints, spoilers ahead:
I also saw in the pause menu this (click me!), but am not sure if it's just like a "signature" the creator wanted to add or if it's actually puzzle related, since I couldn't manage to find such tree through gameplay.
Other than that, I have no idea what to do, the 4 cubes door is real, right?
@log0 Thank you! IT took me about a month in total to finish.
@KWTWO83 Aw, that's really nice to hear! Glad I could scratch the FEZ itch!
@Space_G Hey, thanks!
That image you found is indeed my signature. Gomez and the tree there are just decoration.
As for hints of what to do:
Have you gotten all the yellow cube bits?
Have you actually used the alphabet for a puzzle? (Besides finding the Heart Cube)
Have you done anything besides get the cube bit in the music-less room?
Firstly - fantastic game!
However, I need help! I am obviously quite thick and I can't for the life of me work out the puzzle in the room where you can't jump to the last cube.
I can work out the message
but have no idea how to translate that into what I need to do.
Any other hints greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance, and congrats again on a fab game :-)
@inatrice Thank you! Glad you're liking it!
The text there is a vague hint but it might not clue you into everything involved. The puzzle in that room is self-contained, in that you don't require anything from elsewhere to solve it. It may require looking at things from another perspective, though.
(Also dang, nice work getting the language figured out first!)
Hey, I did a playthrough of this on my channel recently. I managed to get to the end, but I later learned there was a lot of stuff that I missed, so I'll definitely be coming back to this!
Either way, this is fantastic work. Video below:
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