Human: Fall Flat is a platform-puzzle video game first released in July 2016. Its developer is No Brakes Games and it is published by Curve Digital. Let’s learn more about this game in the article.
What is Human: Fall Flat?
Human: Fall Flat is a physics-based puzzle platformer set which is open-ended in floating dreamscapes. Players need to solve all the puzzles in order to find the exit of these surreal levels. They can play with up to 7 other online players for more fun.
The game Human: Fall Flat was released in 2016 but it was only available for Microsoft Windows, Linux and MacOS back then. In May 2017, it could be played with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and with Nintendo Switch later in December 2017. It has been available for mobile devices since 26 June 2019 for both iOS and Android users.
Human: Fall Flat was developed by Tomas Sakalauskas who quitted his IT job in 2012 to try video game development. After several unsuccessful projects, Sakalauskas finally made it work with Human: Fall Flat. Since then, the game has received good reviews about its replayability of the puzzles and comedic animations. So far, because of its popularity, the game has sold millions of copies on all platforms.
Human: Fall Flat main features
For a beginner, Human: Fall Flat is an interesting game. However, you need to know its features to play the game better.
Bob interacting with a physics object
Human: Fall Flat is a physics puzzle game. In this game, players will be a customizable human and his name is Bob. Bob is just a normal human being and has no superhuman abilities. However, if you give him the right tools, he can do a lot. One of the tasks for players is to make him grab objects and climb up ledges. When you start the game, Bob has a very standard appearance. He is a featureless white human with a baseball cap. However, if you don’t like this minimalist appearance, you can customize him as you wish, from painting his body in different colors to dressing him in a costume you like.
Human: Fall Flat is an open-ended game
Each level of the game has different themes, each containing multiple solutions to the puzzles. In the game, there are also many remotes hidden that give players clues to learn the gameplay so that they can solve the puzzles in the end.
Online multiplayer mayhem
With the addition of online multiplayer in late 2017, the game has seen an increase in sales. With this feature, players can fall into or create public lobbies. There can be up to 8 different humans wobbling and falling. The new feature allows online players to work together and bring new solutions and possibilities to the puzzles. Or at least it can create more friendly mayhem and exciting moments as you play the game.
The game is set in surreal landscapes
Players will explore open-ended levels and interact with almost every available object. You can go anywhere in the game as it is a playground of freedom. The worlds may seem to be fantastical, but the laws of physics are very real.
- Players have full control, no scripted action
- Local solo and co-op split-screen 2 player mode is available
- Online multiplayer allows up to 8 players at once
- LAN Play feature support – it is easy to play together locally
- Open-ended interactive 3D levels
- It has advanced physics and innovative controls
- Customisation features for the whole body
How to play the game?
So you have learned basic information about Human: Fall Flat. Let’s see how you can play the game!
Master the wobbly art of parkour
You need to master your moves, from walking, jumping, grabbing anything, climbing anything, to carrying anything. This will be your very first delightful challenge.
Solve mind-bending puzzles
Your mission is to explore 10 open-ended levels that are full of challenging puzzles and hilarious distractions. It will be challenging but also very exciting to try new paths and discover all the secrets.
Play with friends, family or strangers
Human: Fall Flat allows players to play with your friends, family or even online players who you don’t know. You guys will work together to achieve any task or you can have fun pranking each other in the craziest ways. It is possible that you can play with up to 7 other players.
Customize your character
As mentioned earlier, you can dress Bob in dozens of silly outfits. He can be turned into a dog, ninja, princess… or whoever you like. You will have plenty of outfit options to mix and match for his appearance.
What do people review about the game?
According to review aggregator Metacritic, Human: Fall Flat has got mixed reviews. For some people, they prefer watching other people playing the game rather than actually playing by themselves. Human Fall Flat is excellent with the slapstick controls, humorous animations, and character customization. With its slapstick controls and ridiculous animation, Human: Fall Flat can make the repeated and frustrating failure at physics puzzles look so fun. Players can always extend the fun by bringing in more friends and doing silly things on your character. If you don’t want to play the game, it is still fun to watch someone play it.
Some others enjoyed the replayability of the puzzles as well as the multiple solutions each puzzle provided. An interesting fact about Human: Fall Flat is that it was the first video game released by Super Rare Games. And the company is the one that physically publishes Nintendo Switch games. That’s one of the reasons why you could play the game with Nintendo Switch soon after it was released. Also, most people know about the game through YouTube where some YouTube channels would talk and advertise about the game.
For most players, it is challenging and hilarious to complete all of the game’s puzzles. Each puzzle can be solved in different ways. Human: Fall Flat is a pretty relaxing game, but can be quite frustrating as well. It is the best to play the game with a friend, but it is also fun for a solo adventure.