A wild end to 2020 for Fall Guys and Murder by Numbers!

James Wright
January 14, 2021

Contrary to what our holiday-conditioned body clocks are telling us, it’s almost definitely 2021 now, with the New Year bringing hope to the remote-working denizens of Tonic Towers. However, while we’re fully on-board with the whole 2021 thing, allow us just one more wistful look back at 2020 and its bountiful ‘End of Year’ lists, because it’s been a super exciting time for our games!

Both Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout and Murder by Numbers took pride of place in plenty of publications’ end of year accolades. From personal critic favourites, to indie-focused celebrations, to major platform player votes, we’ve been absolutely overwhelmed by just how many people chose our games as some of their favourite experiences of 2020.

Fall Guys

Fall Guys stumbled its way onto multiple lists this year, with many outlets remarking on how the colourful characters, wild obstacles and light-hearted take on competitiveness (excessive grabbers, we see you) was the perfect tonic for, well, *gestures at everything*. Our beans saw the year out with category titles from the likes of IGN, Steam and PlayStation, while proving a favourite for The Verge, The Guardian and the readers of Eurogamer.

“Fall Guys in all its wobbly physics, Day-Glo colour plastic glory was exactly what we needed - what 2020 needed - and I'll forever be grateful to those joyful jellybeans...even if I still don't have a bloody crown yet.” - Vikki Blake, Eurogamer

Murder by Numbers

Honor, SCOUT and the rest of the Murder by Numbers mystery-busting gang also appeared on plenty of Best of 2020 lists! The combination of upbeat jams, nonogram puzzling and sassy-yet-sensitive storytelling were particularly memorable for Polygon and Gamebyte, even earning the game an Honorable Mention in the New Yorker’s Best of 2020!

“...there’s an elegance in this fusion that somehow creates one of the most interesting games of 2020.” - Peter Tieryas, Kotaku

Thank you!

Whether it was tumbling beans or crime-savvy robots floating your proverbial boat in 2020 (or both!), we’re endlessly thankful for you choosing to spend time with us. If a Mediatonic game graced your own list, made you want to tweet in delight or inspired you to tell a pal - thank you. We cannot wait to show you what’s in store for 2021!

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