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Why did one of the most celebrated indie game creators melt down and quit?

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How the gaming community made Phil Fish famous — and infamous

Phil Fish is, to put it lightly, a controversial figure in the gaming community. At first celebrated for his 2012 game Fez — and for his dynamic appearance in the documentary Indie Game: The Movie — Fish later endured criticism for blow-ups on social media, which may have contributed to the cancellation of the hotly anticipated Fez II. (Even as recently as this morning, Fish's tweets were being scrutinized, and it appears he deleted his account afterward.)

But what was it about Fish that appealed to gamers, only to later repel them? Here, Innuendo Studios explores the story of Fish and his fame.