We’ve learned a little more about the Fall Guys lore thanks to a delightful interview with the developers conducted by The Gamer. One of the more interesting takeaways from the interview is regarding what happens to a Fall Guys blob when they fall off the map.
Lead designer Joe Walsh described what the Fall Guy is feeling when they crash to their death. “A moment of displacement, serenity, zen-like detachment from all worldly and physical bonds… Then they pop back onto the podium to celebrate their achievements!” he said.
According to the Fall Guys lore, the fallen Fall Guy is resurrected as opposed to spawning a new one. “What you’re seeing when you respawn is the same Fall Guy. So the more you play the more you’ve been through together. You’ve put that Fall Guy through a lot, you know. Make sure you thank them by buying them a new outfit once in a while,” Walsh said.
When Fall Guys characters fall, they drop into slimy ooze. Walsh confirmed that this is just regular old slime, and it is definitely not made of dead Fall Guys. “They’re falling a pretty long way so we felt like it was only fair we cushioned their fall a bit. I can confirm it’s not dead Fall Guys though, no matter what Devolver might say,” Walsh said.
The interview has so many more excellent nuggets, including the confirmation that there are no Fall Guys children. “Fall Guys pop into existence fully grown and ready to compete, so there are no ‘baby’ Fall Guys (although I reserve the right to completely change my mind at a later date),” Walsh said.
Please read the full interview here at The Gamer.
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