Polytron, the studio best known for the indie games hit Fez, is launching a venture it calls Polytron Partners, designed to partner with other indie games and help bring them to market.
Polytron Partners does not consider itself a publisher, according to Polytron founder Phil Fish, even if it serves a similar role. It will assist in the production and promotion of games, beginning with Panoramical, by Fernando Ramallo and David Kanaga. "When I heard the game could use some help to ship, I offered to pitch in," Fish wrote.
"Marie-Christine, our producer, could help organize the game's final stretch of development, and I could make sure people heard about it," he elaborated. "And so, we decided to team up to try and make Panoramical the best damned analog musical landscape anthology it can be."
Polytron's Fez, a highly anticipated platformer that was a principal subject of 2012's Indie Game: The Movie, launched in 2012 on Xbox 360 after four years in development. It has since been ported to five more platforms.
In June 2013, Fish announced a sequel, Fez 2, but abruptly canceled it one month later when Fish declared he was "getting out of games," following a public confrontation with Internet gaming personality Marcus Beer.