Squid Game Knockoffs Are Blowing Up on Roblox

One of the biggest shows currently on Netflix is the South Korean import Squid Game. Now fan-made Squid Game experiences are popping up all over Roblox.

Squid Game was released on September 17 and has quickly become one of the most buzzed-about shows on Netflix, becoming the first South Korean television show to hit the number one spot in Netflix’s Top 10.

This popularity seems to be reaching across mediums as in recent days fan-made games based on the same deadly challenges seen in Squid Game have begun cropping up all over Roblox. There are already several Squid Game Roblox remakes on the site’s “Popular” section, which is impressive as a recent investigation by People Make Games reveals just how difficult it is to get your game featured on Roblox’s front page.

The Squid Game Roblox remakes are sometimes listed under different names like “Fish Game” or “Hexa Game,” but these experiences straight-up lift the costumes and challenges directly from the Netflix series. A quick search for ‘Squid Game’ on Roblox’s site reveals even more remakes that haven’t broken into Roblox’s most popular categories.

Squid Game is a nine-episode South Korean thriller where everyday people are gathered on a remote island to play deadly children’s games for the chance to win a big cash prize and escape poverty.

These challenges include playground games like Red Light, Green Light, or Tug-of-War, only the consequences for losing are deadly. While many have highlighted its similarities to older survival movies like Battle Royale, as well as the show's critiques of capitalism which is a popular topic in South Korean media, Squid Game's style and gore makes it a unique take on the genre.

The full first season is available to watch now on Netflix.

Matt T.M. Kim is IGN's News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.

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