Some of you may have noticed that “Phil Fish” was trending on Twitter. Is he announcing a secret project? Has Fez 2 been un-cancelled? Is he just having another meltdown?
Well, it actually starts with Zoe Quinn.
Zoe Quinn created Depression Quest, and has been suffering for it for a while now. The Steam Community hates her for making a game they claim isn’t really a game, and 4Chan hates her because she’s female and they’re 4Chan.
For example, this glorious piece of prose was graciously added to her Wikipedia page before the moderators found and removed it:
Her ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni, has been feeding fuel to the fire lately, publicly accusing her of sleeping with basically everyone in the gaming industry in order to get coverage for her game, including Nathan Grayson of Kotaku and Joshua Boggs (“who is both her boss and married.”)
So where does Phil Fish come in?
Well, he decided, in epic Phil Fish Twitter fashion, to defend her honor.
As great as the term “ball-less manboobs” is, the gaming community wasn’t all too happy to have it applied to them, so they retaliated. Phil Fish decided to both defend his simultaneous position as “Video Game Apologist” and “Enemy of Gamers” with some more unkind tweets:
As things got more heated, Phil Fish began reacting the way he always does: by “cancelling projects.”
Fish, loving the attention, had to point out that he was trending: