Squid Game is the series of the moment. Everyone is talking about it and it is reaching a success extremely fascinating planetarium and comparable to other products Netflix of this period. This is not too original a work, however, but rather a story that hybrid inside many other entertainment products, managing to weave everything following one consistency who knows how to drag the viewer by returning something in return. In fact, there are many reflections around his narrative dynamics, which touch on thematic disparate: from simple sociology, to religious anthropology, to survival, to the value of one’s life in relation to that of one’s neighbor, even touching some excerpts of ancient philosophy. It is these reflections, easily projected onto our own everyday life, that fascinate.
So we started thinking about which ones video games, in the course of our “Videogame career”, could open to the same considerations of this TV series, referring to yours dynamics or similar situations. Starting from all this we have drawn up one list of five games, five contexts in which, willy-nilly, we found ourselves having to face others without any scruple, obviously justified by the size “Playful” in place. These are moments when everything always revolves around us and our personal ability a detriment of the others, without the narrative extremes of which we know. So, if you loved this TV series, you will have no difficulty in being impressed and maybe kidnapped by these productions
Fortnite is one of those names that continuously resonates in the contemporary gaming sphere. A high-sounding name synonymous with competition, of victory and defeat, but also of a high level (at times) and of difficulty. It is such a bulwark Battle Royale, a genre from which Squid Game certainly drew inspiration for its dynamics. In every game 99 players they are thrown headlong into a closed map full of weapons and possibilities. Everyone leaves with nothing in hand, in the exact same situation. To get to the bottom of the victory you need to know the geographic conformation of this gigantic arena, be in the points where to collect the best equipment and know how to use it. There survival personal (or your group) to the detriment of that of all the others, in a clash at the “Last man standing” without any mercy.
Don’t be fooled by colorful style with which the entire title is characterized, also in Fall Guys the only thing that matters is to go all the way, without thinking too much about what others are doing. Here too we talk about a Battle Royale in which the only thing that matters is push forward to the detriment of the neighbor. 60 players, each represented by a sort of colored puppet, face each other in a series of challenges, of games in style Takeshi’s Castle in which groped to advance to the next “game”. To win in the various rounds it will therefore be necessary to jump, run, slide and slow down all the other opponents, so as to gain a personal advantage.
With DayZ we are faced with a title that is linked to Squid Game on a level conceptual. Here the world has been folded by an ‘zombie apocalypse, thus making the survival of the human being even more complex. Over the course of the various games, what you have to do is survive, in fact, in an extremely inhospitable world from many points of view. At the beginning of everything you will have almost nothing with you, thus pushing those who are playingexploration of a vast world that offers everything to the most daring. One of the most interesting traits, in this context, however, is that the greatest danger is not so much to be found in the zombies as in the other players. In short, Homo Homini Lupus. If you unfortunately come across some other well-equipped human being, it is likely that they will have no qualms about trying to take us out to steal everything we have. Man always brings out the best in himself in such situations.
Among Us is another one of those video games that perfectly embody it spirit by Squid Game. It is an online multiplayer title in which the various characters face each other in matches of 4 to 15 players. In each game some of them are randomly selected to play the role of traitors (these can even be 3). In the various maps (4 in all), being all set in space, each player will have to play some small ones jobs maintenance to ensure everyone’s survival. The task of the traitors will be to tamper the various structures, subtly killing the various members of the group while the others, in addition to surviving, will have to investigate to discover their identities.
Project Winter it is linked to the same identical dynamics of Among Us, but translating them into a context different in which to survive represents something else. In its gamepaly dynamics we always have a group of players who must be able to save themselves in a difficult moment and hard. In each game we will have a maximum of 6 players who find themselves enveloped by the snow and from the cold, intent on overcoming an extremely difficult situation for everyone. Among these, however, there will obviously also be gods traitors, who will have the task of sabotaging the rest of the group in every way, reducing from time to time the dividing line between life and death. Everything is thus brought back to the way it is perceives “The next” and to discover the real intentions of those around us, of those who speak to us, perhaps wearing a mask. All a play to reach a purely selfish end.