Only Up!, one of the hottest games on Steam and Twitch, has a new competitor in Fortnite: a new level created by the community has eight times more players than the original game.

Well, well, well. If it isn’t the little game that could, “Only Up!” An absolute sensation despite being just about climbing and platforming through an assortment of prefabricated assets. But hang on to your gaming mice and controllers, folks! It seems that this one-hit-wonder has found itself a formidable rival in Fortnite of all places.

Thanks to Epic Games playing fairy godmother and bestowing creative tools onto Fortnite Battle Royale, the community has put on their architect hats and, voilà! They’ve whipped up a level inspired by our dear “Only Up!” But here’s the kicker—it’s steamrolling over the original game in popularity!

As the tech wizards at Kotaku have reported, this Fortnite level is all the rage now, attracting eight times more users than “Only Up!” itself. We’re talking about a whopping 83,000 people here, my fellow gamers! Have a look at the video below to witness this community-crafted masterpiece in action.

The Original Climbing Phenomenon: What’s Only Up?

For those living under a rock, “Only Up!” is a third-person platformer that has you hopping across a surreal landscape built with seemingly unrelated prefabricated objects. And boy, oh boy, has it taken the PC gaming world by storm since its launch, recording more than 11,000 simultaneous players at its peak.

“Only Up!” has also become the belle of the ball on Twitch, garnering an average of over 35,000 concurrent viewers, according to SullyGnome. However, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Our little game has found itself in hot water, with controversies popping up left and right. From being filled to the brim with contentious NFT content to authorship disputes over its assets, “Only Up!” is dealing with more drama than a soap opera. And don’t forget the dip in its audience – 42% less than its previous highs.

“Only Up!” can only be played on PC, limiting its player base, while Fortnite – the omnipresent behemoth – graces almost every platform you can think of, from PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, PC, to Switch.


Source: Kotaku
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