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Fall Guys, a Suprise of Summer 2020

Have you heard of the Fall Guys game? No one would blame you if you didn’t, because I’ve never heard of it neither, and I should be the one who should know about these things.

However, elsewhere in the world, Fall Guys were certainly heard, as it was demonstrated last weekend. Because the game stepped into a closed beta test, and the crowd was racing to see one of the most unique battle royal formulas so far. The streamers massively shared the keys to closed beta access so that the Mediatonic could barely keep up with demand. Fall Guys so quickly started climbing the popularity charts that on Twitch, it was able to climb to the top spot and beat the titans such as Fortnite and League of Legends for a short time.

Fall Guys is popular mainly because of its relative simplicity and entertainment. On one map 60 participants are gathered, who then enter the race through various obstacles. The best players advance through the rounds until there is only one winner left. And also the fact that it’s not that hardware-demanding game. You can even play Fall Guys on a laptop; you don’t even need a gaming one.

For one GLORIOUS second we did it.

We were on top of the world.

We looked up and saw only people chatting. Just chatting, they were.

There was no other game above us.

Only games below.

It’s games… all the way down.

Games… all the way down. pic.twitter.com/1SUFgsWW7q

Fall Guys (@FallGuysGame) July 24, 2020

It quickly became popular on Steam, and the rush of new players made Fall Guys appear in the sixth place of the most played. It’s a remarkable success for such a small project, which was also stated by the developer on Twitter. The closed Beta was over on Sunday, so Fall Guys quickly slid down the ladder, but the developer is already hinting at a new beta test scheduled to occur on the coming weekend.

You guys literally hyped up the beta so much that @Steam has featured it on the home page…

It’s not even out yet and Fall Guys is #6 Top-Selling

😲👌 pic.twitter.com/zkKHAR5zFv

Fall Guys (@FallGuysGame) July 26, 2020

The release date is not far now, as the Fall Guys will come out on Steam 4th of August, for 19.99€.

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