Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, one of the breakout games this year, has received the Unreal Engine treatment. In other words, a developer has built a Fall Guys replica with realistic graphics on the Unreal Engine.
The developer, known as “Fat Dino,” uploaded his entire journey of creating a realistic Fall Guys clone on YouTube. Since then, the dev has received a lot of praise for his unique portrayal of the popular game.
For the uninitiated, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is a multiplayer game where players run, jump, dive, and tumble through the various rounds. The game’s theme is similar to TV game shows such as Wipeout and Takeshi’s Castle.
On the other hand, Unreal Engine is a popular game engine used to develop numerous games, including Batman: Arkham Asylum, Tekken 7, and Gears 5.
YouTuber Fat Dino created his version of Fall Guys, which he calls “Fat Guys,” from scratch on the Unreal Engine. He used assets from the Unreal Engine Marketplace to build the game. He also created models of his own for some parts of the game.
The YouTuber left no stone unturned in making a highly accurate copy of the original game from the UI to the entire level design. However, since it was just an experiment, he did not create all 29 different original game levels.
“Fat Guys”: A Realistic Take On Fall Guys
In the video, Fat Dino shows us the gameplay of “Fat Guys” that looks impressively similar to Mediatonic’s game, but with realistic graphics and human models instead of the goofy Fall Guys.
Adding a personal touch, he introduced a stadium filled with a noisy audience in the game, while ditching the pink slime of the original.
The dev didn’t build this as a multiplayer game but instead used AI for other participants. However, as is evident, he did a fine job making their actions seem as if real players were controlling those models.
A viewer noted how this Fall Guys clone lacked its childish charm with human character models. He commented, “Why is this so disturbing? It’s like watching a bunch of grown-ups in a playground.” Well, looking at the video, Fat Guys sure does look like a cross between Fall Guys and GTA V — an odd but exciting combo.
Some viewers also asked the YouTuber to make a similar version of another wildly popular title, Among Us. One of them said, “Can’t wait for among us with RTX on, who else is hyped?.”
Moreover, Fat Dino also announced that he would soon publicly release the game on his website.