An Indonesian café is leaping on the worldwide Squid Recreation bandwagon, hoping to gasoline its pandemic restoration by recreating a number of the video games from the South Korean tv sequence in its café area.
In a darkish room with neon lights, patrons are greeted by workers dressed because the ominous hooded and masked guards within the nine-part thriller, holding toy weapons and ushering them towards the tip of the room the place the “crimson gentle, inexperienced gentle” playground recreation begins.
Prospects hurry by means of a course after which freeze on the sound of instructions in Korean, totally immersed within the recreation, regardless that the winners go dwelling with none prizes.
“Not all cafes would truly imitate and make it precisely like in the actual present. I feel it’s distinctive and thrilling so everybody can really feel how tense the Squid Recreation present is,” 16-year-old scholar Jennifer Susanto advised Reuters after she failed to complete the sport.
On daily basis, greater than 200 prospects come to Café Strawberry, drawn by the video games from the Netflix sequence, which additionally embody chipping out a form from dalgona sweet.
The visitors has helped triple the cafe’s earnings within the week because it launched the video games.
“Earlier than this, when there was a PPKM (Enforcement of Group Exercise Restrictions), our earnings fell sharply. Nevertheless, after the PPKM guidelines have been relaxed, our gross sales started to get well and enhance barely,” mentioned Putra Priyadi, 39, the cafe’s proprietor.
“However after we began the Squid Recreation occasion, our gross sales rose considerably straight away.”
The dystopian drama “Squid Recreation”, by which cash-strapped contestants play childhood video games with lethal penalties in a bid to win 45.6 billion gained ($38 million), was final week named Netflix’s greatest authentic sequence launch, streamed by 111 million accounts in 27 days.