Changing Perspectives With Fez: New 2D/3D Game

April 4th, 2008 by Jerome Dahdah

I don’t even know if there is a name for this concept of perspective, but “the other kind of 3D” is what I can come up with right now. The new game FEZ is a 2D-Jump ‘n Run game with a twist: a third dimension can be used to alter the 2D plane. But really, it’s hard to put into words so check out this amazing video demonstration:

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Fez was a finalist at the 10th Annual Independent Games Festival, along with the wonderful Crayon Physics Deluxe that I can’t believe I’ve never presented here.

6 Responses to “Changing Perspectives With Fez: New 2D/3D Game”

  1. Simon says:

    Looks very confusing as a game, although it’s probably a lot more playable than a Mario-64-type Jump’n’Run. But the idea of a 2-dimensional being in 3-dimensional space is quite interesting. I wonder how that feels. Must be quite liberating (except that jumping around on platforms in the sky is not really my idea of a good time).

  2. web pixy says:

    This game looks interesting:) I was a little confused by the 2D/3D concept but it would be fun!

  3. bobbb says:

    i need to play this right now!! wasnt there something like this on the psp?

  4. John H says:

    Sure it looks confusing. This game will live or die on its level design. If they do it right, you’ll learn by doing, and you’ll work up to navigating maps that look hopelessly confusing right now.

    Just like a hard Sudoku seems unsolveable, until you’ve gained experience with easy and medium puzzles, and trained your eye to spot the patterns.

  5. Robert says:

    The idea is like nintendo’s paper mario for wii…

  6. Banky says:

    I would dearly love to play this. I would gladly be the first one to pay for this tremendous looking game.

    I would also really like to know what that music is, who is it mainly, if its not the game music itself.

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