Fall Guys, the platform battle royale recreation developed by Mediatonic and revealed by Devolver Digital, might attempt to revive a scrapped degree idea as a result of recognition of Squid Sport.
Throughout an interview with Techradar, lead recreation designer Joe Walsh spoke concerning the problem the group faces in arising with new ideas for the sport and what number of degree concepts find yourself being scrapped in contrast to those who make the lower. Through the phase, Walsh talked about one discarded idea that the group may very well revive, primarily based upon the immense recognition of Netflix’s South Korean survival drama, Squid Sport.
“Oh, yeah, there’s undoubtedly lots,” Walsh stated concerning 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 Sport, [which] is now the most important TV present on this planet. And it opens with Purple Gentle Inexperienced Gentle, which is one thing that we dabbled with. And we by no means truly obtained 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 is very exhausting to remain nonetheless. However in a online game, you simply put your controller down. And so on the time, I believe we had been like ‘we’ll by no means do Purple Gentle Inexperienced Gentle, it would not make sense.’ However now seeing how widespread Squid Sport is I might 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 Sport might differ in tone, however the two do share similarities. From constructing concepts primarily based on childhood favourites, to ranges designed utilizing shiny vibrant colour schemes and an eliminatory side, it is simple to see how a few of the minigames featured in Squid Sport may transition into Fall Guys and why Mediatonic could also be prepared to discover the idea once more.
A number of of Squid Sport’s video games may feasibly be changed into Fall Guys rounds – and actually, with out spoiling the present, one in every of them truly feels similar to an present Fall Guys exercise as it’s. It would be nice to see Purple Gentle, Inexperienced Gentle be a part of the line-up too.
Squid Sport’s first season has seen an amazing quantity of reward from viewers members and critics alike. IGN’s assessment of Squid Sport awarded the present a 9/10 calling it “one of the vital distinctive belongings you’ll watch this yr.” Regardless of reportedly shedding six tooth attributable to stress in the course of 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 akin 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 Sport really feel extra more likely to finish with degree design, proper?
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