So, don’t panic, no one is going to get shot in the face right away. The Korean Cultural Center in Abu Dhabi will conduct a real-life “Squid Game” event on September 12 in an attempt to reproduce the smash-hit Netflix series, but without anyone being cruelly killed. Probably
Participants will play in four games inspired by Squid Game: Red Light, Green Light, Dalgona Candy, Marbles, and Ddajki, which will be organized by KCC director Nam Chan-woo (paper-flipping). Players will battle for a snazzy customized green tracksuit inspired by the Netflix series, rather than millions of money. Business Insider reports:
“The games played in the Netflix series are popular amongst children in Korea and remind Korean adults of nostalgic childhood memories. But similar traditional games are played by children here in the UAE, too,” Nam said. “I hope the global popularity of ‘Squid Game’ will be an opportunity to spread other aspects of Korean culture, too, such as Hangeul, taekwondo, as well as K-dramas and movies.”
Netflix’s Squid Game has been such a hit that internet service providers have threatened to sue the streaming giant for the amount of bandwidth users are consuming to watch the South Korean series. It’s a global sensation, which has come as a pleasant surprise to the show’s creator, who has spent ten years attempting to get the show off the ground. Until Netflix stepped in, Squid Game had been repeatedly rejected as “too improbable.” The streaming service bet that the world would be dark enough to appreciate the show, and boy, were they correct.
(Via Business Insider)