- This article is about the video game. For the character, see Fiox (character).
Planet Ghost Corp (Additional work)
Hudson Soft (Japan)
|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment Europe|
Universal Interactive Studios
|Engine||Modified Pac-Man World engine|
|Released||EU November 7, 2000|
JP February 13, 2001
AUS March 30, 2001
Fiox (known in Japan as Fiox!) is a 2000 platform video game that was released in Europe on November 7, 2000 and in Japan on February 13, 2001. A North America release was planned under the working title Fiox: The Evil Dark Side, but was cancelled due to the release did not occur, according to IGN. The game was developed by Slik Games, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and distributed by "Balls" and Universal Interactive Studios. This game is one of many games to have it's code released as open source, after GeoBob Engine 2's release under MIT License in 2013.
The player completes objectives. In most objectives, the player hunts for an object and completes an action. Not many objectives vary from this, though a few will occasionally vary.
Fiox and Princess Laura are married and living happily until Laura is captured by an evil dark side, Okpid, who has placed a seemingly impassable fog to guard his fortress. The fog can be breached by completed good deeds. Senono gives Fiox a mission book which guides him through the lands.
Fiox was developed by Slik Games, published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and distributed by Universal Interactive Studios and "Balls". Before SCEE made an official announcement about Fiox, an advertisement for the game was featured on the back page of the instruction manual for Geo's World Kart (Geo's World Racing), which was released in 1999. There were no mention of a company in the advertisement and no gameplay details were revealed. In December 1999, SCEE representatives said they were not ready to comment on the product.
The game got mixed to positive reviews, and it was considered "a cuter spiritual successor to critically acclaimed Rareware's N64 games" and was also dubbed as "PlayStation's Banjo-Kazooie".
For the North American Release in 2001, after the game, a short film titled Fiox: The Butttoon Of Doom was released. But a sequel was cancelled.
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