Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has been a huge success, but it didn’t come out of nowhere. In a feature interview with PC Gamer, Paul Croft, founder of developer Mediatonic, has spoken about the team’s history–and the many, many games that led up to Fall Guys.
As PC Gamer points out, Mediatonic had worked on about 130 games before Fall Guys, including many web and flash games–here’s an incomplete list. In fact, it’s not even the first game the studio released in 2020–that would be picross narrative game Murder By Numbers. Other games they’ve worked on include Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess, Foul Play, Hatoful Boyfriend, Gears Pop!, Fable Fortune. The studio has also worked with Disney, Nickelodeon, Sega, Adult Swim, and other companies on major brands.
Croft talks about the studio’s first big success, 2008’s Amateur Surgeon–which was, on some level, much bigger than even Fall Guys. “That was a sort of huge moment for us,” Croft says. “It exploded online with 100 million players and that was a sort of turning point for us in terms of moving towards creating our own games as opposed to creating or porting games for brands.”