Despite being an online game, the “Squid Game” has generated news angles every day.
The creator of the game, Hwang Dong-hyuk, struggled to create the show and spent years impoverished before eventually achieving fame.
He was later sentenced to death in North Korea for copying his own show. As a result, the game is described as “violent.” Yet, no one dies in this game.
Is Squid Game a Real Game in Real Life?
The Squid Game has been a hit on Netflix for quite some time now, and the creator, YouTuber MrBeast, recently staged a real-life version of it.
He shared a video of the game he staged, in which he recreated the games that viewers are familiar with.
The games were more tame than in the Netflix version. Participants had to put a device into their shirt to enter the competition. The device pops out when a participant loses his life. The winner received $456k in cash.
The “Squid Game” is inspired by a Korean game that kids play. It is a version of a battle royale in which hundreds of people compete against each other to win prize money.
Though it’s not based on real life events, the game’s storytelling and execution is striking. The series’ creator revealed that some of its elements were influenced by real-life events, but the games themselves were fictional.
In reality, Squid Game is a fictional adaptation of the popular South Korean survival game that’s enjoyed by audiences worldwide.
Players are divided into two teams – the offense and defense. The objective of the offense is to tap the squid’s head with a foot, while the defense must stay within the squid-shaped boundary lines.
While the two teams may differ in appearance, the objective is the same: to tap the squid’s head. If they fail to do so, they are out.