NOTE: The browser player defaults to the mobile-friendly version, which has a slightly more complicated control scheme but works much better with touchscreens and gamepads!

You can also play this game online on the PICO-8 Forums!

CONTROLS (Mobile-Friendly Version)
Left/Right: Walk
Z/(A): Jump
Down: Drop
Up: Interact
Left/Right while holding X/(B): Rotate the world

CONTROLS (Original Version)
Left/Right: Walk
Up: Jump
Down: Drop/Interact
Z/X: Rotate the world

ABOUT
This is a tiny adventure based directly on FEZ, by 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.

Oh also, there is no save system, but the game is completable very quickly if you know what you're doing 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!

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FUZ_windows.zip 1,001 kB
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FUZ_mobile_windows_v2.zip 1,001 kB
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FUZ_macOS.zip 3 MB
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FUZ_mobile_macOS_v2.zip 3 MB
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FUZ_linux.zip 556 kB
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FUZ_mobile_linux_v2.zip 556 kB
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FUZ_html.zip 441 kB
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FUZ_PICO-8_cart.zip 41 kB
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FUZ_mobile_PICO-8_cart_v2.zip 41 kB

Development log

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Hi. I made a walkthrough movie and pangram.

But first, try to find a solution to the problem yourself. Because this is a really fun puzzle game.

Hey, thanks for playing and for the thorough video! Glad you liked it!
I don't know Korean so I don't know exactly what the context for it was, but the message on the left towards the end was a cute touch

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wow... Jusiv observes me...

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I'm new, where do I donate?   Love the game

Woah, thank you so much! I don't have a formal tip jar set up anywhere and I deliberately don't have any payments allowed on FUZ itself as a legal precaution, but if you really want to you can purchase one of my pay-what-you-want games!

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I'm impressed. I enjoyed as much as the original. Thx for this awesome work!!!

Aww that's great to hear! Thanks for playing!

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This is amazing. I love how you even hid a heart cube.

Thanks! And hey, nice work finding it! It just wouldn't be FEZ without something extra-hidden :P

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This was amazing, I loved it so much!

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This was by far the most amazing gaming-surprise I've ever had. Thank you so much for it. Me and a friend played instead of working and plowed through every screen and secret you put in there. Such a lovely tribute to FEZ - not without its own little genius riddles! Is there any chance of you making more FUZ games? I know at least 2 people who'd pay good money for it :-) Again, thank you. There's no other game that I long for more than FEZ 2. 

Aw, thank you so much! Glad I could scratch the FEZ itch a bit with this!
I can't promise any future FUZ games, especially not ones you can pay for (I don't actually own the rights to use FEZ so that would be legally questionable), but I certainly might try future projects in a similar design space!

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ur welcome (if you know what I mean)

Nice short game! Really liked it! Great job!

:D (I see what you did there)

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it!

I can't get the last cube in the section with the tree and the tower... thing with the purple sky(I'm really bad at describing things)

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You can't jump to that one, but that room does provide everything you need to reach it!

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What is supposed to happen when you enter the teleport? I just get a black screen and a block with three letters on it… Is that the end? I only got one anti-cube!

That is an ending, but it's not the best one. The fact you only got one anti-cube is related to that.

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Super fantastic! I struggled a lot with the alphabet, though; it took a lot of filling in the blanks.

Thank you!

The language puzzle is designed so that there are direct clues for what nearly every character means.

Would be awesome if you also included downloads for the music and SFX!

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Unfortunately, with the music that's a lot easier said than done. I've never figured out how to properly export PICO-8 music, and the sounds used for music are a bit... less-than-organized because I never wound up having to clear out unused bits. I also use a reverb effect that's enabled by modifying a bit of cart memory, so I have no idea if that can be used with the export feature.

That said, if you've got PICO-8 and are feeling up to sifting through it, the music and sounds are all readily accessible in the PICO-8 cart.

(Or if you just want to listen you could technically just leave the executable running, since there's no idle sound effects.)

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Made a video 

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This is so cool! I love FEZ, but I am stuck here with deciphering the alphabet, it seems to be inspired by the one in FEZ but not an exact copy. Any hints? Could not find a pangram like in FEZ...

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Thank you!
You are correct, there is no pangram. Instead I went with a somewhat more complicated puzzle for deciphering the language that still uses similar logic to the original FEZ.
There may be some clues you've overlooked :)

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Awesome work on this demake! Fun to play!

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Wow! Stunning demake!! Great job and great use of pico-8 limitations! :)

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Very cool how the game just Click the look and feel of the original FEZ, from the level design, the puzzle down to a little butterfly flying around.

Btw help... i can't find the third anti-cube nor figure it out the FUZ language :(

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Thank you!
I tried to use logic similar to the original game. There may be some clues you've overlooked.

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Thank you so much for this game, I loved it <3 But now I want a FEZ 2 :/

Hey, thanks for playing! Glad you liked it!
But yeahhh it's definitely a shame that got cancelled.

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This is brilliant!

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Since there's no haiku in the demake, I made you one:

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Ok I've gotta admit I was definitely not expecting that :P
Thank you!

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Beat it AND found the secret. Nice!

Awesome! Thanks for playing!

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Awesome! Any reason it can't be played online here on itch?

Thank you! I've now added a browser version here as well!
(I hadn't before because I needed to figure out how to properly create that version, but it turns out it wasn't too hard to do.)