The Squid Game craze is invading gaming
This story about being trendy, boiled down, in 1:34 minutes.
What’s the fuss?
The concept of Netflix’s hottest new show is invading video games. Although it’s no doubt to capitalize on trends, the nature of the show adapts to video games rather nicely.
The season-long Korean Netflix series Squid Game about debt-ridden citizens competing in life-or-death children’s games for billions of South Korean won is on its way to becoming the streaming platform’s most watched show ever.
- Given the show’s popularity, as well as the prevalence of games in the show, has made it a prime target for video game developers.
The overall concept from the show, as well as some of the specific featured games, are being adapted into video game format to allow fans to experience it first-hand.
- In Roblox, a platform where anyone can be a game developer, countless minigames based on the show are being played by millions.
- The show’s first game, “Red Light, Green Light”, is being recreated the most, notably with one specific obstacle-course video game that is now debating on putting their own version back in after it was scrapped.
- Netflix themselves are even considering ways on gamifying the show.
Boiling it down
Too often when TV and movies are adapted into video games, they’re terrible.
- The reverse also seems to be true, as films usually fail to capture the interactive nature of gaming.
- Squid Game seems to be a different case, since the nature of the show is almost identical to the nature of video games.
Like with anything, many video games will try and capitalize on current trends to attract as many players as possible.
- Thus, games/platforms such as Roblox that rely on user-generated content gain an advantage in this context since they can be agile in what gets made, when.