Prepare your beans for the Party Spectacular. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 6 drops November 30, bring a festival-themed makeover to the Blunderdome. A star-studded lineup is showcased with five new Rounds, our craziest obstacles yet, and Carnival-worthy costumes. We’ve teamed up with PlayStation to take you “behind the scenes” of Pipe Dream – a totally tubular Season 6. Stumble past the velvet rope and join us for a preview before the release.
Pipe Dreamin ‘at Fall Guys Festival
Pipe Dream focuses on vacuum pipes, a brand new obstacle for Season 6! Whenever a bean drops, you’ll be zoomed in at full speed through twists before being launched into maze challenges. We can’t wait for you to experience this fast paced race to the finish line. But how did such a wild race come about?
As a Fall Guys season approaches, the studio teams are full of ideas on how to bring a new Blunderdome theme to life. As a designer, our Level Design sessions are my favorite part of this early process, creating space to bring in our craziest Round designs possible… no matter how improbable or ridiculous.
The idea for the vacuum hose originally came from junior designer Max Boyle (creator of Snowball Survival, Lily Leapers, Gate Crash… and perpetual threat to the Fall Guys community team on live broadcasts). We were particularly inspired by how some games used pipes to take you from one “world” to another almost instantly. We’ve had Fall Guys bouncing off water lilies, propelled by fins and thrown by Big Yeetus… could vacuum hoses make a difference? And above all, would it be fun?
What makes a fall guy curvy?
Our goal is for each round to be a place for players to show off their fall guys. skill, but without sacrificing the quintessential Fall Guys chaos that creates the burlesque moments for which the game is known. Like See-Saw, it’s all about balance.
This means going through many stages of development, as the initial concept discussions are fleshed out into a deeper level plan. From there, we took the Round to a “blocking” stage, building Pipe Dream from scratch using basic shapes to get a first feel for the basic gameplay. Internally, it goes through multiple iterations and playtesting… which for me means watching colleagues push, push, and generally break what was created with love.
The Round then headed over to the art team to become one with the new season’s aesthetic, which for the Party Spectacular means super vibrant colors and bouncy flourishes. From there, it’s all about rigorous bugfixes and (as our Board of Beans knows) plenty of game testing.
Create the ultimate Pipe Dream
Pipe Dream was originally designed to be a final round (similar to Fall Mountain), focused on selecting the suction pipe with the optimal path to the finish. The original ending even featured a trapeze swing at the crown – very dramatic.
However, game testing showed that the racing elements did not match the more logical task of choosing the best route. We’ve revamped the Round so players can focus on what we think is the most fun – jumping down a pipe and seeing where the mystery takes you.
Also, during testing, the behavior of some of our fall guys was more than a little strange after exiting the pipe, leading to some weird (but quite hilarious) moments…
The team can’t wait to invite you to Season 6’s action-packed blowjob party. There’s something especially satisfying about watching your Fall Guy and other contestants whip the tubes while the camera moves – it’s not. it’s not like anything we’ve done before.
Before you start on your own, two good tips of me.
- Unpredictable pipes – You may think that you will be able to understand all the paths of the pipes… No! They change every time you fall in the round – so the early speed and the practice of the possibilities of the mini-arena will serve you better than the routing.
- Go the distance – When you have reached your suction hose destination, you will be ejected at high speed. If you time well you can dive through the air, giving you a little extra distance which can be the difference in a tight race.
Prep Your Beans For Fall Guys Season 6 – November 30
Pipe Dream is just a slice of the festival fun coming to the Fall Guys Season 6 Party Spectacular. Dive from November 30 to …
- Five dazzling towers – Show off your stumbling skills on the main stage with a new Blunderdome look
- New scandalous obstacles – Dodge water balloon cannons, navigate evil 360 degrees and much more
- 25+ cool costumes – The pinnacle of carnival couture awaits you
- 50 level path of fame – Congratulations and crowns galore, and get ready to train as Jin and become the Ghost with two exclusive costumes, optimized for stealth stumbles.
Additionally, expect even more limited-time events, starting with Sackboy swinging around the Blunderdome starting December 1, offering a burlap challenge set in exchange for an exclusive costume and other adorable rewards.
See you at the Blunderdome!