Earlier this week we reported on a Squid Game video game in development. We also predicted that it would take some time before the game releases. Unfortunately, Click Games Studio, a mobile game developer known for churning out half-assed, rushed apps, has released a Squid Game app for Android. At the time of writing, it seems that the app is in no way affiliated with Netflix and the show’s creator. In fact, I don’t think Click Games Studio even received permission or licensing to make this Squid Game mobile app.
For starters, the app doesn’t have “Squid Game” anywhere on the listing. The game is called SQ Game Challenge. The only place that actually mentions the words “Squid Game” is on the Instagram marketing image. Probably because Netflix would have sued them if they used the name on the Google Play Store.
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According to the game’s listing, this SQ Game Challenge sees players survive the different game modes in Squid Game. How well these game modes are delivered is up for debate. The game’s clunky animations, buggy gameplay and general cheap character models reek of a rushed development cycle. Click Games Studio probably made this in a week or two to cash in on the show’s popularity. Even the translation on the Google Play Store is pathetic.
The Google Play Store listing reads:
Welcome to SQ Game Challenge. Try to survive with different game modes! Get ready for a very tough challenge! If you win the game, you will get 45.6M WON!
– Real HD graphics
– High quality game sounds
– Excellent animations
– Easy to play
– Red Light, Green Light
– Slapping / Flipping Letters
– Marbles (3 different modes)
– Glass (Soon)
– Rope Race (Soon)
It goes without saying that this Squid Game mobile app is most likely a cheap cash grab and I won’t be surprised if the app is ridden with malware, ads and in-game purchases. Given that it hasn’t been released on the App Store for iOS devices is already a bad sign. I doubt Apple is going to approve this app any time soon.
If you want to download this SQ Game Challenge clone that features so-called “High-Quality Graphics”, you can head to the Google Play Store here and grab it. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.