Although it’s not the all-conquering force that it was during the lockdown, the colourful knockabout fun of Fall Guys is now a staple in the games industry. This game is easy to read, simple and full of humour, so it will be a favourite for many years. And, as is the case these days, its early success has made it a service title instead of a standalone title.
Developer Mediatonic had a booth at EGX recently, and our TechRadar colleagues caught up with Joe Walsh, the lead designer of the game. Walsh believes that the game’s success was due to its outside influences. Walsh explained to TechRadar that Fall Guys was different because they were inspired by television. It was perfect timing, as Twitch’s growth coincided with our work on the game. It is Takeshi’s Castle and Total Wipeout that is the real inspiration. For people older than that, it’s A Knockout.

“And those games shows are so incredible. They were my favourite TV shows growing up, and I have always wondered what it would feel like to be a contestant on one of those shows. That was the inspiration for Fall Guys. It’s the only game that draws inspiration from this area, and I believe that makes it unique. It’s a major reason it’s so popular.

Gladiators are the only show he seems to have missed. But then, I am one of those who believed Gladiators was one of the best TV shows ever made. Fall Guys has a funny Saturday night family entertainment slot. It understands that sometimes just watching people fall over can be as hilarious as any other comedy.

The Fall Guys get new content in themed seasons. A constant conveyor belt of cosmetics keeps introducing new game modes and new ways to play. Walsh returned to the theme for popular TV shows by choosing a concept that was previously considered, but not accepted for Squid Game.

Walsh says, “Oh, yeah. There’s a lot [of level that don’t cut],” Squid Game is the most popular TV show in the country, and it’s been mentioned again recently. It opens with Red Light, Green Light. This is something we have tried. We never got around to prototyping it because we didn’t understand how it worked.

Red Light, Green Light is an easy game. Competitors line up and can move towards the finish line when the green light appears. Everyone must stop moving when the red light flashes. Those who don’t have to stop immediately can go back to where they started.

This would be a strange fit for Fall Guys. Part of the joy in Fall Guys’ wiggle onwards momentum is theirs. However, it could also work if you do a clever application.

Walsh says that a video game is all about movement. In real life, it’s difficult to remain still. You just need to put the controller down in a video game. At the time, we thought it was absurd to do Red Light, Green Light. Now that I see how popular Squid Game has become, I would love to give it another shot and see if we can do it in Fall Guys.

New Fall Guys content is constantly appearing, whether it’s a scary Spelunky Guy or a bizarre chibi Bomberman. The Fortnite-style shotgun approach to Fall Guys will continue with Mediatonic being acquired by Epic earlier in the year. It remains to be seen if we will get a Red Bean or Green Bean mode or Walsh is simply thinking aloud. This game is easy to read, simple and full of humour. It will continue to be a popular title for many years. As is the case with most games these days, its early success made it a service title.

Developer Mediatonic had a booth at EGX recently, and our TechRadar colleagues caught up with Joe Walsh, the lead designer of the game. Walsh believes that the game’s success was due to its outside influences. Walsh explained to TechRadar that Fall Guys was different because they were inspired by television. It was perfect timing, as Twitch’s growth coincided with our work on the game. It is Takeshi’s Castle and Total Wipeout that are the real inspiration. For people who are a little older, it’s A Knockout.

“Those game shows are amazing. They were my favourite TV shows growing up, and I have always wondered what it would feel like to be a contestant on one of those shows. That was the inspiration for Fall Guys. It’s the only game that draws inspiration from this area, and I believe that makes it unique. It’s a major reason it’s so popular.

Gladiators are the only show he seems to have missed. But then, I am one of those who believed Gladiators was one of the best TV shows ever made. Fall Guys has a funny Saturday night family entertainment slot. It understands that sometimes just watching people fall over can be as hilarious as any other comedy.

The Fall Guys get new content in themed seasons. A constant conveyor belt of cosmetics keeps introducing new game modes and new ways to play. Walsh returned to the theme for popular TV shows by choosing a concept that was previously considered, but not accepted, for Squid Game.

Walsh says, “Oh, yeah. There’s a lot [of level that don’t cut]”. Squid Game is the most popular TV show in the country, and it’s been mentioned again recently. It opens with Red Light, Green Light. This is something we have tried. We never got around to prototyping it because we didn’t understand how it worked.

Red Light, Green Light is an easy game. Competitors line up and can move towards the finish line when the green light appears. Everyone must stop moving when the red light flashes. Those who don’t have to stop immediately can go back to where they started.

This would be a strange fit for Fall Guys. Part of the joy in Fall Guys’ wobbly forwards’ momentum is theirs. However, it’s possible to make this work by cleverly implementing it.

Walsh says that a video game is all about movement. In real life, it’s difficult to remain still. You just need to put the controller down in a video game. At the time, we thought it was absurd to do Red Light, Green Light. Now that I see how popular Squid Game has become, I would love to give it another shot and see if we can do it in Fall Guys.”

New Fall Guys content is constantly appearing, whether it’s a scary Spelunky Guy or a bizarre Chibi Bomberman. Mediatonic was acquired by Epic earlier in the year and will continue to offer Fortnite-style shotgun gameplay. It remains to be seen if this means that we will get a Red Bean or Green Bean mode, and Walsh is simply thinking aloud.

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