Skilluck Mar 10 @ 10:43am
Was Phil Fish serious?
if he failed to complete fez, he said he would kill himself.

wow, indie game dev is rough :/

I'm glad he got it finished, really good game!
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Fork_Q2 Mar 11 @ 2:35pm 
I think it's hyperbole; he dished out "I hope you die" messages a lot on Twitter before he made his account private, I would not take him to seriously over this.
Kaze Mar 19 @ 11:13am 
Originally posted by Fork_Q:
I think it's hyperbole; he dished out "I hope you die" messages a lot on Twitter before he made his account private, I would not take him to seriously over this.

I would, actually. I have a choleric personality, I often make death wishes to people I hate behind my screen even if I will not say it out loud (out of fear someone might actually do it) but talking about the death of another person is not the same as talking about the death of yourself. It's one thing to say "God I wish they'd get hit by a train" and another thing to say "I just want to get hit by a train", people only discuss suicide when desperate, either from depression, anxiety, or sometimes, when they cannot feel anything. Threats and death wishes made to others are influenced by similar things but usually have connotations of anger or some sense of power or confidence.

Plus, for all his asinine behavior, he seems like a very artistically-minded individual who takes his art and himself very seriously. I can believe not completing his masterpiece would make him want to die, because of the damage it would go to his self-image and self-esteem. Personally, I think it's somewhat poetic how one's art can drive them to such extremes of the body and the soul.
kiwimango Mar 19 @ 9:45pm 
I wish he didn't finish it then
MontyB Mar 20 @ 3:17am 
Originally posted by kiwimango:
I wish he didn't finish it then
Feel better now?
Talon Mar 20 @ 7:30am 
Originally posted by Kaze:
...I think it's somewhat poetic how one's art can drive them to such extremes of the body and the soul.

I don't think it's the art that drove them to extremes. More like the internet.
Fork_Q2 Mar 20 @ 7:59am 
Originally posted by Talon:
Originally posted by Kaze:
...I think it's somewhat poetic how one's art can drive them to such extremes of the body and the soul.

I don't think it's the art that drove them to extremes. More like the internet.

I think Kaze is right, I wouldn't be surprised if he always had an caustic personality, the internet was just his outlet. Look at how he talked about his former buisness partner for example.
DirtyPigs Mar 20 @ 8:08am 
Fish is just a hysterical sissy nerd
LeeKyo Mar 20 @ 9:22am 
Originally posted by Kaze:
It's one thing to say "God I wish they'd get hit by a train" and another thing to say "I just want to get hit by a train", people only discuss suicide when desperate, either from depression, anxiety, or sometimes, when they cannot feel anything.

I am saying "I want to shoot myself" pretty often
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