Phil Fish, founder of the indie game developer Polytron Corporation and designer of the 2012 puzzle-platform game "Fez," announced that he is selling his company after experiencing a cyber attack from hackers, according to Paste Magazine.
Before the attack, Fish expressed his support to fellow game developer Zoe Quinn, who was also the target of cyber harassment.
The unidentified hackers' attention then shifted to Fish and extracted around 1.5 gigabytes of information from Fish's online accounts. Passwords, banking information and addresses belonging to Fish and the company were then leaked online.
According to the hackers, the attack was Fish's punishment for supporting Quinn and considered it as the "public execution of Polytron and Phil Fish."
Renaud Bedard, the programmer of "Fez" confirmed through a post on Twitter that Polytron's online accounts have been hacked.
"If it wasn't clear: Polytron has been hacked in a pretty huge way, don't believe anything you read from the past 10 hours," he posted.
"Polytron and the 'Fez' IP are now for sale, no reasonable offer will be turned down," he tweeted. "I am done. I want out."
The ordeal that Fish went through at the hands of the hackers affected the company founder deeply. He then fired of a series of tweets that seem to indicate his departure from the gaming industry.
"This is video games," he posted. "This is what I get. This is unacceptable. This is not okay. Terrorist. Never again, you hear me? Never again. This is video games."
"This is your audience," he added. "To every aspiring game developer out there: Don't. Give up. It's not worth it. Nothing is worth this. Give up on your dreams. They are actually nightmares. Just don't do it. Run away."
In an effort to gain support against cyber attacks on game developers, Twitter created the hashtag #welovegamedevs, according to IGN.
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