An Indonesian café is leaping on the worldwide Squid Sport bandwagon, hoping to gasoline its pandemic restoration by recreating a number of the video games from the South Korean tv collection in its café house.
In a darkish room with neon lights, patrons are greeted by employees 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 mild, inexperienced mild” playground recreation begins.
Prospects hurry via a course after which freeze on the sound of instructions in Korean, totally immersed within the recreation, regardless that the winners go house with none prizes.
“Not all cafes would really imitate and make it precisely like in the actual present. I believe it’s distinctive and thrilling so everybody can really feel how tense the Squid Sport present is,” 16-year-old pupil Jennifer Susanto informed Reuters after she failed to complete the sport.
Each day, greater than 200 prospects come to Café Strawberry, drawn by the video games from the Netflix collection, which additionally embody chipping out a form from dalgona sweet.
The site 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 Neighborhood Exercise Restrictions), our earnings fell sharply. Nonetheless, after the PPKM guidelines had 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 Sport occasion, our gross sales rose considerably immediately.”
The dystopian drama “Squid Sport”, wherein 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 largest unique collection launch, streamed by 111 million accounts in 27 days.