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Here we go again. Another game is moving from Steam to become an Epic Exclusive and this time it's Fall Guys.

It's the same situation as Rocket League. Epic acquired the studio, eventually made it free to play and pulled all new players from Steam to force them onto the Epic Store and that's what's happening with Fall Guys on June 21st. So anyone who owns it on Steam can continue playing and get updates but no new players on Steam will be able to get it.

For Proton and Steam Deck, this complicates things. Right now, Fall Guys has the Easy Anti-Cheat file needed to run on Linux and Steam Deck, although it's in the wrong place and needs moving to work (see here). Now, there's really no reason for them to keep it there and certainly the Epic Store release won't think about Linux and Steam Deck at all since Epic don't support either.

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What to do then? Well, there's always the cheap knock-off of Stumble Guys which appears to work perfectly although it's clearly a much cheaper copy that really doesn't feel as good. You never know what might happen though, perhaps they might see a surge in players and just keep on making it better.

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chowder 17 May
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Epic games is not so epic...
Craggles086 17 May
Was thinking of sending Fall Guys my money.

I guess that’s cancelled then.
If Epic are paying them they don’t need my money anyway.
Sigh.

What a shame. Wasted potential.
Quoting: chowderEpic games is not so epic...

How about Epig.
Theres‘s a free version on Steam called: Stumble Guys. Not sure about Steam Deck compatibility though.

EDIT:
Steam Deck compatibility looks good! https://www.protondb.com/app/1677740


Last edited by itscalledreality on 17 May 2022 at 1:04 pm UTC
AsciiWolf 17 May
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It is also becoming Pay to Win, so no money from me.
pb 17 May
Epic Fail Guys
Mohandevir 17 May
From another pov, those that really wanted to play this game had plenty of time to get the game on Steam. I suspect it didn't sell much more, on Steam. It's just sad for those who paid full price to get mixed with free to play players... I just hope for them that they have some form of bonus, but I doubt it.

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I think that's what bothers me the most... A priced game that suddenly switch to F2P when it doesn't sell anymore... It feels like: "Let's try to skim our original fanbase again."

There is no way I'm going to support that.


Last edited by Mohandevir on 17 May 2022 at 2:25 pm UTC
BalkanSpy 17 May
Ok, what Epic just did is an really underhanded move. I mean, the true fault lies at the developers Mediatonic for accepting such an offer, but this doesn't makes Epic's behavior any less shady.

The only time I ever gave them money was for 2 expansions from a base game I received for free.

Well, looks like it's gonna remain that way for a very long time.
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Inb4 Tim's response is "You can always install Windows onto your Steam Deck" when approached on this.
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