Fall Guys, the platform battle royale recreation developed by Mediatonic and printed by Devolver Digital, could attempt to revive a scrapped stage idea because of the reputation of Squid Recreation.
Throughout an interview with Techradar, lead recreation designer Joe Walsh spoke in regards to the issue the group faces in arising with new ideas for the sport and what number of stage concepts find yourself being scrapped in contrast to people who make the lower. Throughout the section, Walsh talked about one discarded idea that the group may very well revive, based mostly upon the immense reputation of Netflix’s South Korean survival drama, Squid Recreation.
“Oh, yeah, there’s undoubtedly rather a lot,” Walsh mentioned in regards to the variety of ranges that do not make it into the sport. “One of many ones that is come up not too long ago, once more, is Squid Recreation, [which] is now the most important TV present on the earth. And it opens with Purple Mild Inexperienced Mild, which is one thing that we dabbled with. And we by no means truly received to prototyping it, as a result of we could not fairly see the way it works.”
“Inside a online game there’s one thing about motion, which is in actual life it’s totally laborious to remain nonetheless. However in a online game, you simply put your controller down. And so on the time, I feel we had been like ‘we’ll by no means do Purple Mild Inexperienced Mild, it does not make sense.’ However now seeing how fashionable Squid Recreation is I would love for us to have one other crack at one thing like that and see if we may do it in Fall Guys.”
Fall Guys and Squid Recreation could differ in tone, however the two do share similarities. From constructing concepts based mostly on childhood favourites, to ranges designed utilizing vibrant vibrant colour schemes and an eliminatory side, it is simple to see how a few of the minigames featured in Squid Recreation may transition into Fall Guys and why Mediatonic could also be keen to discover the idea once more.
A number of of Squid Recreation’s video games may feasibly be become Fall Guys rounds – and in reality, with out spoiling the present, one in every of them truly feels similar to an present Fall Guys exercise as it’s. It might be nice to see Purple Mild, Inexperienced Mild be a part of the line-up too.
Squid Recreation’s first season has seen an awesome quantity of reward from viewers members and critics alike. IGN’s evaluation of Squid Recreation awarded the present a 9/10 calling it “one of the vital distinctive stuff you’ll watch this yr.” Regardless of reportedly shedding six enamel because of stress throughout the manufacturing of the present, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk says that he already has potential concepts for a second season – which may focus much less on its contestants.
Over the previous few months, a variety of costumes in Fall Guys have made their approach into the sport referencing numerous franchise tie-ins. Whereas video games equivalent to Tremendous Monkey Ball, Nier Automata and Ratchet and Clank have all seen crossover content material within the platform battle royale, Fall Guys’ ties to Squid Recreation really feel extra more likely to finish with stage design, proper?
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