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Giant jelly bean competition pops up at Emporium Melbourne

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From June 22 to 26 June, Melburnians can reignite their love of school fete guessing competitions at the two-metre tall Fall Guys Free For All Jelly Bean Guessing Competition at Emporium Melbourne. The competition is celebrating the launch of popular ultimate knockout game Fall Guys going free today across the game’s existing platforms PC, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and, for the first time, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC via the Epic Games Store. Fall Guys players refer to their beloved 1.8 metre tall in-game avatars as ‘beans’ due to their resemblance to the confectionery treat.

The jelly bean container will be at the Lonsdale Street entrance of Emporium Melbourne and passers-by can submit their guess on-site for their chance to win prizes including a year’s supply of jelly beans (150kgs of jelly beans)! See below for a full list of prizing.

“Throwing over a tonne of jelly beans in a jar for Aussies to take guesses was the natural way to combine Australia’s love of guessing competitions with Fall Guys fans’ love for their bean-shaped avatars,” said Oliver Hindle, Community Lead at Fall Guys’ developer Mediatonic. 

Fall Guys is a game in which players control bean-shaped characters called Fall Guys as they compete against each other in a game show of mini-games to be the last bean standing and win a Crown. Crossplay and cross-progression are fully supported across all platforms thanks to Epic Online Services, so friends can play together regardless of which device they own. 

Players interested in trying out the brand new “Free For All” season of Fall Guys while at Emporium Melbourne can head to Australia’s home of games, Fortress Melbourne, located on the lower ground floor, to play the game for free on select gaming PCs in The Hall until 26 June (aside from 25 June in the day). Fortress Melbourne will also host hourly Fall Guys tournaments on Friday 24 June from 6pm AEST onwards.  

Fall Guys Season 1: Free for All introduces the game’s most jam-packed and blunderful season yet, with stacks of new events, locations, challenges and rewards waiting for players new and old alike, alongside major updates to the game’s progression systems and a new in-game currency called Show-Bucks. 

Jump into Fall Guys today to play for free on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S | X and PC via the Epic Games Store. For more information, stumble on over to FallGuys.com

The full list of Fall Guys Free For All Jelly Bean Guessing Competition prizes are:

First place (valued at AU$1,223):

  • 150 x 1kg packets of jelly beans

  • 6 x Fall Guys figurines

  • 1 x Jelly bean vending machine dispenser

  • 1 x Bean bag chair

  • 3 x Fall Guys plushies

  • 1 x Fall Guys beanie

  • 1 x Fall Guys Mohawk Wearable game code

Second place (valued at AU$719):

  • 100 x 1kg packets of jelly beans

  • 3 x Fall Guys figurines

  • 1 x Jelly bean vending machine dispenser

  • 2 x Fall Guys plushies

  • 1 x Fall Guys beanie

  • 1 x Fall Guys Mohawk Wearable game code

Third place (valued at AU$415):

  • 50 x 1kg packets of jelly beans

  • 3 x Fall Guys figurines

  • 1 x Jelly bean vending machine dispenser

  • 1 x Fall Guys plush

  • 1 x Fall Guys branded beanie

  • 1 x Fall Guys Mohawk Wearable game code

Fourth place (valued at AU$226):

  • 25 x 1kg packets of jelly beans

  • 2 x Fall Guys figurines

  • 1 x Jelly bean vending machine dispenser

  • 1 x Fall Guys beanie

  • 1 x Fall Guys Mohawk Wearable game code

Fifth place (valued at AU$130):

  • 10 x 1kg packets of jelly beans

  • 1 x Fall Guys figurine

  • 1 x Jelly bean vending machine dispenser

  • 1 x Fall Guys beanie

  • 1 x Fall Guys Mohawk Wearable game code

5 x Runners up (each valued at AU$68):

  • 5 x 1kg packets of jelly beans

  • 1 x Fall Guys figurine

  • 1 x Fall Guys beanie

  • 1 x Fall Guys Mohawk Wearable game code

About Mediatonic

Mediatonic is the game developer behind Fall Guys and part of the Epic Games family. We delight in connecting people through joyful, original game experiences which are open to everyone.

About Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is an American company founded by CEO Tim Sweeney. The company is headquartered in Cary, North Carolina and has more than 50 offices worldwide. Today Epic is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates one of the world’s largest games, Fortnite, and Epic has over 600 million accounts with over 4.7 billion friend connections across Fortnite, Fall Guys, Rocket League, and the Epic Games Store. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is also adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation. Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content.

About Fortress Melbourne

Fortress is Australia’s premier games culture and entertainment brand, dedicated to celebrating gaming and creating games-based experiences and connections. First launching in Melbourne in March 2020 with a mission to ignite the spirit of gaming, Fortress is home to the largest fixed esports arena in the Southern Hemisphere, a fantasy-themed tavern, 2 licensed bars, and spaces for PC, console, board game, and arcade play. In 2022, Fortress announced a new Flagship venue at Central Park Mall on Broadway in Sydney. Bringing everything gamers love about the Melbourne site to a new city, Fortress Sydney is set to open its doors to the public next Summer.



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