You are living under a rock if you don’t know about Netflix’s hit show Squid Game. And now, the network has hinted at making video games inspired by Korean thriller drama.
With the Halloween season here, fans of Squid Game are busy recreating costumes of their favorite characters. What could make it better if not for a video game consisting of all the stars and the games from the show itself that had us by the edge of our seats?
Netflix’s interested in making Squid Game video game
Minyoung Kim, the VP of Content for Asia Pacific, confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the streaming site is in fact considering creating its own video game based on Squid Game.
Netflix had already expressed its interest in creating video games to feature on its app that are based on the original series.
“My team’s role is to really look at all of those opportunities together, to create that roadmap for the Squid Game IP,” Minyoung said.
He further added, “We are looking at multiple different areas — from games, consumer product, and others — to really figure out what we can bring to our audiences to increase their affinity towards our content and give them more joy, while staying true to the world that our creator has built.”
Mr. Beast wants to make ‘Real Life’ Squid Game
Meanwhile, Youtuber Mr. Beast, who also seems to be a big fan of Squid Game, is planning to create the show in real life.
The streamer announced that he would be going ahead with his plan if his TikTok about Squid Game clocked 10 million and now it is sitting at 13 million and counting.
While we know he can’t literally re-create the Netflix Show as it showcases real killing, he can have characters eliminate one another using other non-life-threatening techniques.
Squid Game acquires top spot on Netflix
Squid Game has become Ntelfix’s top show after having been watched by more than 111 million viewers.
Commenting on its unimaginable success, Minyoung described it as “beyond our wildest dreams.”
“When we first started investing in Korean series and films in 2015, we knew we wanted to make world-class stories for the core K-content fans across Asia and the world,’ he added further.
For the unversed, Squid Game is a nine-part drama series revolving around a certain number of contestants who take part in deadly games for big prize money.