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Squid Game, the gory survival drama series that's at the top of the Netflix charts, is going to get a video game adaptation according to this leaker with a reliable track record.
Creator Hwang Dong-hyuk explained that the surreal yet terrifying show was inspired by the events of the Great Recession and how it affected South Korea specifically. Young people would invest everything they had left in cryptocurrency in the hope of solving their problems, and the rise of Facebook, Google and other social media platforms spotlighted the divide between the haves and the have nots.
"I just wanted to portray an irony, because most of the survival game-themed pieces, their games are very complex, you have to be very clever, and it's serious," continued Dong-hyuk in an interview with Indie Wire. "You understand why they're putting their lives at stake, because the games are so difficult. I wanted to go the other way - go simple - and make people wonder why the characters would put their lives at stake for these games."
There are no two ways about it - Squid Game is a worldwide phenomenon. Fans have recreated the twisted games in Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Fortnite and even Roblox. Check it out!
Squid Game has been compared to a sadistic Fall Guys with its bright colours and penchant for sticky ends for its contestants. Now, it looks like a studio has been given the go-ahead to develop an adaptation of the wildly successful show, though which one it is remains under wraps.
Tom Henderson - yeah, the same guy who leaks the Battlefield 2042 and Warzone reveals - took to Twitter to claim that a battle royale game based on Squid Game is in the works. While he doesn't know which company is working on it, Henderson has been on the money in the past which is why we've got an ear to the ground when it comes to this rumour.
Naturally, we're unable to add any credence to the claim without some sort of nod from the studio in question or Netflix. With the battle royale genre heavily saturated with all sorts of titles, I do wonder if there is space for something like Squid Game, even with all of its hype at the moment.
If it gets greenlit, series 2 of Squid Game may explore themes outside of the games as a commentary on corruption and justice. "I think the issue with police officers is not just an issue in Korea," said Dong-hyuk in an interview with The Times, referring to the strange persona of the Frontman. "I see it on the global news that the police force can be very late on acting on things-there are more victims or a situation gets worse because of them not acting fast enough."
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