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'''Polytron''' is the company of [[index.php?title=Phil_Fish|Phil Fish]] and [[index.php?title=Jason_DeGroot&action=edit&redlink=1|Jason DeGroot]] and created the video game Fez.
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* [[#Polytron_hack|1 Polytron hack]]
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** [[#Inside_job_theory|1.1 Inside job theory]]
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* [[#Funding|2 Funding]]
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** [[#Indie_Fund_investors|2.1 Indie Fund investors]]
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** [[#Indie_Fund_investors_2|2.2 Indie Fund investors]]
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** [[#Other_investors|2.3 Other investors]]
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** [[#Return_on_investment|2.4 Return on investment]]
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* [[#Fez_development_delays|3 Fez development delays]]
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** [[#September_2011|3.1 September 2011]]
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*** [[#ShortFatOtaku_claim|3.1.1 ShortFatOtaku claim]]
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* [[#Indie_Game_movie|4 Indie Game movie]]
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* [[#Relationship_to_game_conferences|5 Relationship to game conferences]]
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** [[#Independent_Games_Festival|5.1 Independent Games Festival]]
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* [[#Indiecade|6 Indiecade]]
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* [[#References|7 References]]
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== Polytron hack[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=1|edit]]] ==
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In August 2014, Polytron was hacked by someone claiming to be the head moderator of [[index.php?title=4chan|4chan]]'s /v/ community who left the message &quot;ALL SJW MUST DIE&quot; and threatened &quot;we are coming for you.&quot; <sup>[[#cite_note-indiefensible_biggerfish-1|[1]]]</sup>
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=== Inside job theory[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=2|edit]]] ===
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An anonymous poster [http://www.dayonepatch.com/index.php?/topic/111400-phil-fish-zoe-quinn-hacks-wtf-is-going-on/ claimed] that &quot;it is practically impossible for /v/ or anyone else with outside access to Fish's server to have hacked it and released the info&quot; due to Cloudflare's use of two-factor authentication, and suggested that the hack was an inside job.
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== Funding[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=3|edit]]] ==
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=== Indie Fund investors[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=4|edit]]] ===
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In 2009, Polytron had a valuation of $140,000 and received funding from several investors who would later found the [[index.php?title=Indie_Fund&action=edit&redlink=1|Indie Fund]].<sup>[[#cite_note-indiefensible_biggerfish-1|[1]]]</sup>
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=== Indie Fund investors[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=5|edit]]] ===
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* [[index.php?title=Ron_Carmel&action=edit&redlink=1|Ron Carmel]] - $20,000
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* [[index.php?title=Capybara_Games&action=edit&redlink=1|Capybara Games]] - $20,000
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* [[index.php?title=AppAbove_Games&action=edit&redlink=1|AppAbove Games]] - $10,000
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* [[index.php?title=Kellee_Santiago&action=edit&redlink=1|Kellee Santiago]] - $5,000
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* [[index.php?title=Kyle_Gabler&action=edit&redlink=1|Kyle Gabler]] - $5,000
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* [[index.php?title=Jonathan_Blow&action=edit&redlink=1|Jonathan Blow]] - $5,000
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* [[index.php?title=Flashbang_Studios&action=edit&redlink=1|Flashbang Studios]]- $2,500
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A Polytron financial document shows repayments on these early loans being made to the Indie Fund.<sup>[[#cite_note-indiefensible_biggerfish-1|[1]]]</sup>
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=== Other investors[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=6|edit]]] ===
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* [[index.php?title=John_Baez&action=edit&redlink=1|John Baez]], creator of &quot;the Behemoth&quot; - $20,000 <sup>[[#cite_note-gamergate_fez_pic-2|[2]]]</sup>
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* [[index.php?title=Mare_Sheppard&action=edit&redlink=1|Mare Sheppard]] of [[index.php?title=Metanet_Software&action=edit&redlink=1|Metanet Software]] - $10,000 <sup>[[#cite_note-gamergate_fez_pic-2|[2]]]</sup>
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* [[index.php?title=Jim_Greer&action=edit&redlink=1|Jim Greer]], CEO of [[index.php?title=Kongregate&action=edit&redlink=1|Kongregate]] - $10,000 <sup>[[#cite_note-gamergate_fez_pic-2|[2]]]</sup>
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* [[index.php?title=Brian_Ramage&action=edit&redlink=1|Brian Ramage]] of [[index.php?title=Black_Jacket_Studios&action=edit&redlink=1|Black Jacket Studios]] - $5,000 <sup>[[#cite_note-gamergate_fez_pic-2|[2]]]</sup>
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=== Return on investment[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=7|edit]]] ===
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Investors were entitled to a share of the profits from the first year of console sales and the first half-year of PC sales. The investors were said to have earned $697,118 in revenues by September 2012.<sup>[[#cite_note-indiefensible_biggerfish-1|[1]]]</sup>
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== Fez development delays[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=8|edit]]] ==
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=== September 2011[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=9|edit]]] ===
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In September 2011, Polytron delayed the release of Fez until April 2012.
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==== ShortFatOtaku claim[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=10|edit]]] ====
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Fez would win the [[index.php?title=Independent_Games_Festival|Independent Games Festival]] grand prize on March 8, 2012.<sup>[[#cite_note-igf_2012_awards-3|[3]]]</sup> [[index.php?title=ShortFatOtaku&action=edit&redlink=1|ShortFatOtaku]]'s &quot;Indie-fensible&quot; video implies that the delay was timed to maximize profits for investors.<sup>[[#cite_note-indiefensible_biggerfish-1|[1]]]</sup>
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== Indie Game movie[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=11|edit]]] ==
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''see also: [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indie_Game:_The_Movie Wikipedia]''
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Polytron was a subject of the movie &quot;Indie Game&quot; which won an award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.<sup>[[#cite_note-igf_2012_awards-3|[3]]]</sup>
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== Relationship to game conferences[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=12|edit]]] ==
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In 2011, Polytron principals [[index.php?title=Nathan_Vella&action=edit&redlink=1|Nathan Vella]], [[index.php?title=Ron_Carmel&action=edit&redlink=1|Ron Carmel]], [[index.php?title=Marc_Sheppart&action=edit&redlink=1|Marc Sheppart]], [[index.php?title=Phil_Fish|Phil Fish]], and [[index.php?title=Kyle_Gabler&action=edit&redlink=1|Kyle Gabler]] were members of the 8-person [[index.php?title=Independent_Games_Festival|Independent Games Festival]] jury.<sup>[[#cite_note-gamergate_fez_pic-2|[2]]]</sup> The game had been scheduled for release in time for submission to the festival, but was delayed and submitted the next year.<sup>[[#cite_note-indiefensible_biggerfish-1|[1]]]</sup>
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In 2012, Polytron's game [[index.php?title=Fez|Fez]] won the grand prize at the [[index.php?title=Independent_Games_Festival|Independent Games Festival]]. Other award winners included [[index.php?title=Indie_Fund&action=edit&redlink=1|Indie Fund]] games [[index.php?title=Dear_Esther&action=edit&redlink=1|Dear Esther]] and [[index.php?title=Antichamber&action=edit&redlink=1|Antichamber]].<sup>[[#cite_note-gamergate_fez_pic-2|[2]]]</sup>
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In 2009, Polytron investor Kellee Santiago had been chair of the [[index.php?title=IndieCade|IndieCade]] awards jury.<sup>[[#cite_note-gamergate_fez_pic-2|[2]]]</sup>
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In 2012, Polytron's game [[index.php?title=Fez|Fez]] won the grand prize and Best Story/World awards at IndieCade.<sup>[[#cite_note-gamergate_fez_pic-2|[2]]]</sup>
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Polytron is the company of Phil Fish and Jason DeGroot and created the video game Fez.

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Polytron hack[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=1|edit]]]

In August 2014, Polytron was hacked by someone claiming to be the head moderator of 4chan's /v/ community who left the message "ALL SJW MUST DIE" and threatened "we are coming for you." [1]

Inside job theory[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=2|edit]]]

An anonymous poster claimed that "it is practically impossible for /v/ or anyone else with outside access to Fish's server to have hacked it and released the info" due to Cloudflare's use of two-factor authentication, and suggested that the hack was an inside job.

Funding[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=3|edit]]]

Indie Fund investors[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=4|edit]]]

In 2009, Polytron had a valuation of $140,000 and received funding from several investors who would later found the Indie Fund.[1]

Indie Fund investors[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=5|edit]]]

A Polytron financial document shows repayments on these early loans being made to the Indie Fund.[1]

Other investors[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=6|edit]]]

Return on investment[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=7|edit]]]

Investors were entitled to a share of the profits from the first year of console sales and the first half-year of PC sales. The investors were said to have earned $697,118 in revenues by September 2012.[1]

Fez development delays[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=8|edit]]]

September 2011[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=9|edit]]]

In September 2011, Polytron delayed the release of Fez until April 2012.

ShortFatOtaku claim[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=10|edit]]]

Fez would win the Independent Games Festival grand prize on March 8, 2012.[3] ShortFatOtaku's "Indie-fensible" video implies that the delay was timed to maximize profits for investors.[1]

Indie Game movie[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=11|edit]]]

see also: Wikipedia

Polytron was a subject of the movie "Indie Game" which won an award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.[3]

Relationship to game conferences[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=12|edit]]]

Independent Games Festival[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=13|edit]]]

In 2011, Polytron principals Nathan Vella, Ron Carmel, Marc Sheppart, Phil Fish, and Kyle Gabler were members of the 8-person Independent Games Festival jury.[2] The game had been scheduled for release in time for submission to the festival, but was delayed and submitted the next year.[1]

In 2012, Polytron's game Fez won the grand prize at the Independent Games Festival. Other award winners included Indie Fund games Dear Esther and Antichamber.[2]

Indiecade[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=14|edit]]]

In 2009, Polytron investor Kellee Santiago had been chair of the IndieCade awards jury.[2]

In 2012, Polytron's game Fez won the grand prize and Best Story/World awards at IndieCade.[2]

References[[[index.php?title=Polytron&action=edit&section=15|edit]]]


  1. a b c d e f ShortFatOtaku, Indie-fensible - Bigger Fish to Fry!, September 2014, http://knowyourmeme.com/videos/96819-gamergate

  2. a b c d e f g h https://archive.today/tNBsp

  3. a b 14th annual IGF announces winners; Fez gets grand prize, Dear Esther, Spelunky, Antichamber win awards, March 8, 2012, http://igf.com/2012/03/fourteenth_annual_independent_.html

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