Fall Guys sparks a $325,000 charity bidding war between brands

    
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Fall Guys sparks a $325,000 charity bidding war between brands

This may just be the most adorable and wholesome thing you’ll read all week. The insanely popular (and insanely bonkers) battle royale Fall Guys triggered a massive bidding war between other companies that has now rocketed to $325,000 with over a week to go.

The studio that promises to donate the most money to Special Effect, a charity that helps gamers with disabilities, will get a skin put on one of Fall Guys’ fall guys in the game. Obviously, having your company’s logo slapped on this year’s hottest game is a huge win, so everyone’s shown up to play. Warframe even tried its hand at bidding early on:

Meanwhile, developer Mediatonic warned that any promises or links to a mobile version of the game is a “scam,” as the game is only out on PC and PS4. Fall Guys’ publisher, Devolver Digital, also is taking some heat after accidentally cancelling legitimate game keys while going after scammers.

“We made a mistake which resulted in the cancellation of legitimate keys purchased by our community and we apologize unreservedly for our unfortunate error,” the company said.

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April-Rain
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April-Rain

i almost bought this game today, but the steam reviews of hackers and poor net-code put me off, I can put up disconnects on a early game but a game that has rampant cheating I have no time for. Shame but also it should be free to play if there gonna be having lots of brand advertising in it

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Bryan Correll

It looks like Tushy is ahead with a bid of $420,069.69. They make bidets. And bidet accessories.

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Greaterdivinity

Man, bidet companies must have made a killing during the Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020.

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Fisty

This thread was way cool to watch. I just wish they’d all had donated what they were going to instead of driving up the bid. Maybe some have. Maybe they all will.

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Bryan Correll

My guess would be that many probably will go ahead and donate their bid amount once the bidding is over. That’s pretty much Public Relations 101.

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Greaterdivinity

I have such mixed personal feelings about brands competing to see who can donate the most to charity for marketing purposes.

But I’ll save the Ted Talk, and at the end of the day they’re raising money for a good cause so I’ll just shut the heck up and let companies try to one-up each other to show how generous they are.