If you were one of the hundreds of millions of viewers captivated by Netflix’s Squid Game back in 2021 (that long ago!?) you’ve no doubt wondered how far you would make it in the bloodthirsty gauntlet. Would you be cut down straight out of the gate in the first challenge? Would you make it across the Glass Bridge? Or would you battle it out all the way to the end, to be confronted by the final Squid Game? Well, your chance has come to test your mettle – the VR gaming experience Sandbox VR has launched a brand new immersive ‘Squid Game Virtuals’ experience.
With the help of specially made VR equipment, players will fully immerse themselves into the world of the smash hit series. The full-body VR means that you see, hear, feel, and touch everything – and you can even see your fellow players in the experience. There are no game controllers – you and your body control everything.
Players can join the experience in teams of up to six people – but you won’t be working as a team. Instead, everyone will become a contestant in the competition, competing against each other to be the last one standing.
Squid Game Virtuals
The new ‘Squid Game Virtuals’ experience has been developed with Netflix to be the most immersive of Sandbox VR’s already mind-blowing offerings. Just – you know – without actually dying…
Players will have to work together during the ‘Red Light, Green Light’ challenge. Later, they’ll have to cautiously inch their way along the ‘Glass Bridge’. But there will also be surprise new twists that will reveal a new side to the Squid Game universe. It doesn’t matter how well you know the show because some of the games will be brand new.
Said Michael Hampden, SVP Content and Creative Director at Sandbox VR:
“During early development we knew the key to this project was to bring the unforgettable thrills and drama of Squid Game to VR in a way that’s approachable and fun for fans.
“Working closely with Netflix, we designed new mini-games and adapted ideas from the series. The result is an incredibly engaging and social experience, unlike anything Sandbox VR has created before. We can’t wait for the reactions when our guests take their first steps across the glass bridge, or hear the music stop in Red Light, Green Light.”
Take a look at some of the virtual gameplay here:
When the experience is over, players will get personalised highlight videos of their adrenaline-fuelled actions and in-game reactions. Here’s hoping you don’t get killed off too early, or else that video might be quite short!