If you’ve missed out on all the fuss so far, Fall Guys offers a welcome twist on the battle royale formula, by pitting 60 players against each other in successive elimination rounds brimming with Takeshi’s Castle-style mini-games.
Video: Fall Guys is a breakout indie success
Players jump in as clumsy beans and vie to be the last one standing after a randomized assortment of obstacle-strewn races, survival rounds, and team games. It rather delightfully marries a cutesy aesthetic with fierce competitiveness where players don’t shy away from sabotaging others to get ahead.
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2 Million Fall Guys Sold on Steam
There is no sign Fall Guys time in the limelight is ending anytime soon.
Devolver Digital revealed that Fall Guys has racked up 23 million hours watched on Twitch aided by some of the platform’s biggest streamers taking a shine to the game. For those hungry for in-game stats, Devolver also says that players have grabbed 1.5 million crowns and fallen 60 million times.
The real standout figure is the Steam sales figure, though – 2 million copies sold in a week. For what is ostensibly an indie title, not backed by the deep coffers of a AAA publisher, that’s an incredible feat, especially in such a short space of time.