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Fall Guys is Devolver Digital's Biggest Launch Ever with Over 100k Players on Steam

The goofy family-friendly battle royale is one of the biggest gaming hits of 2020

August 8, 2020 by

On Friday, Fall Guys hit a peak of 114k concurrent players on Steam. Placing the family-friendly BR at #4 on Steam’s list of most played games and making Fall Guys the biggest launch ever for Devolver Digital and their developer Mediatonic.

With every major triple-A studio in the gaming industry trying to have the next big battle royale, nobody would have guessed that Fall Guys, an adorable game with no weapons made by a small indie studio, would be the one to climb to the top and go for the crown against serious shooters.

But here we are in 2020, a year that keeps getting crazier and crazier, and no publisher in the gaming industry does crazy better than Devolver.

The publisher’s latest goofy physics-driven game takes inspiration from game shows like Takeshi’s Castle and MXC by pitting 60 players against each other in a series of mini-games — think Mario Party — but on a much bigger multiplayer scale. Characters look like Minions and the game’s battle pass allows hilarious costumes to be unlocked like hot dogs, french fries, and milkshakes.

Fall Guys‘ record-breaking numbers have already more than doubled Devolver’s previous biggest launch, SCUM (another BR geared towards a different adult demographic where players could defecate in-game), which saw a peak of 68k players on Steam back in September 2018.

What’s even more impressive is that Fall Guys is currently $20 on Steam while free for PlayStation Plus members on PS4. With mostly positive reviews for a game that’s free at launch on another platform, higher viewer counts than Fortnite and Call of Duty: Warzone on Twitch, it’s highly likely that Fall Guys‘ numbers will grow even more over the weekend and the game stick around a bit longer than Devolver’s last breakout BR hit.