Fall Guys, the platform battle royale sport developed by Mediatonic and revealed by Devolver Digital, could attempt to revive a scrapped stage idea due to the recognition of Squid Game.
During an interview with Techradar, lead sport designer Joe Walsh spoke concerning 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 those who make the lower. During 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 Game.
“Oh, yeah, there’s undoubtedly a lot,” Walsh stated concerning the quantity of ranges that do not make it into the sport. “One of those that is come up just lately, once more, is Squid Game, [which] is now the most important TV present on the earth. And it opens with Red Light Green Light, 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.”
“Within a online game there’s one thing about motion, which is in actual life it’s extremely laborious to keep nonetheless. But 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 Red Light Green Light, it would not make sense.’ But now seeing how widespread Squid Game is I’d 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 Game could differ in tone, however the two do share similarities. From constructing concepts primarily based on childhood favourites, to ranges designed utilizing vivid vibrant colour schemes and an eliminatory facet, it is easy to see how some of the minigames featured in Squid Game may transition into Fall Guys and why Mediatonic could also be keen to discover the idea once more.
Several of Squid Game’s games may feasibly be become Fall Guys rounds – and actually, with out spoiling the present, one of them truly feels very comparable to an present Fall Guys exercise as it’s. It’d be nice to see Red Light, Green Light be part of the line-up too.
Squid Game’s first season has seen an amazing quantity of reward from viewers members and critics alike. IGN’s review of Squid Game awarded the present a 9/10 calling it “one of probably the most distinctive belongings you’ll watch this yr.” Despite reportedly shedding six teeth due to stress through the manufacturing of the present, creator Hwang Dong-hyuk says that he already has potential ideas for a second season – which may focus much less on its contestants.
Over the previous few months, a quantity of costumes in Fall Guys have made their means into the sport referencing numerous franchise tie-ins. While video games akin to Super Monkey Ball, Nier Automata and Ratchet and Clank have all seen crossover content material within the platform battle royale, Fall Guys’ ties to Squid Game really feel extra possible to finish with stage design, proper?
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