Seems like there’s another streamer game in the making. Party Animals, a physics-based competitive brawler on Steam, made waves this weekend after its free demo was played by 135,000 concurrent players. That makes Party Animals the fourth most played game on Steam during the Steam Autumn Game Festival. Considering that surpasses Rocket League and Team Fortress 2’s numbers, that’s no small feat. According to South China Morning Post, on Monday the game was played by more than twice the number of people playing Fall Guys.
Developed by a Chinese-based developer Recreate Games, Party Animals is a multiplayer game that lets you brawl with friends as a wide variety of cute-looking animals from puppies, kittens, ducks, bunnies, sharks, dinosaurs, to unicorns. Judging from the trailer and user-made videos, I think this game plays similarly to Gang Beast and Humans Fall Flat more than Fall Guys though.
Recreate Games product manager Andy Jianyi said that player reception during the free demo period exceeds even their best expectations.
The latest Party Animals demo has far exceeded even our best expectations for the second time around. Reaching over 135,000 concurrent players means that we are now looking to add more resources to our internal development team and we are actively recruiting to prepare for the full release version of Party Animals.”
South China Morning Post added that last Friday, more than 113,000 viewers tuned in on the game on Twitch. That interestingly was the same number of people as the number of players on the fourth day of the Steam Game Festival. Although Recreate Games haven’t said anything about its release date, it is said that they are currently developing a smartphone version of the game thanks to the demo’s success. When the game finally launches, it will include several “local and online multiplayer” game modes, including free-for-all skirmishes and objective-based gameplay.
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