Crab Game is a First-Person Multiplayer game where you play through several different minigames based on children’s games, until only one player stands victorious.
About This Game
Crab Game is a First-Person Multiplayer game where you fight for the ultimate cash price in different minigames based on children’s games, until only one player is left to claim it all. Definitely not based on any online streaming pop culture korean tv shows, as that would get me in legal trouble, so we’re certainly not doing that.
- Up to 35 players
- 28 Maps
- 9 Game-modes
- Server List
If you’re not sold on this game yet, just listen to what our very satisifed customers have to say about it!
“hey this game is pretty cool” – Jeff
(Photo of Jeff)
“really fun with friends and family haha” – Also Jeff
(another picture of jeff)
The developers describe the content like this:
Players fight eachother using guns and melee weapons. There is blood and gore during fights, but pretty light hearted and cartoony.
An independent developer has created an online game on Steam that is directly inspired by Squid Game, the Netflix series. If you want to play “one, two, three, sun” against a killer doll, you know where to turn.
It is not called “Squid Game”, but “Crab Game”, and its creator promises it: this game is “absolutely not based on a Korean television series on a streaming platform”, can we read on its listing on the Steam video game platform.
In fact, Crab Game is indeed an online game completely inspired by Squid Game, the original Netflix production that has become the most watched in the history of the platform, in terms of viewing intentions as well as number of hours.
The indie video game was developed by Dani Deverson, who had already created another Minecraft-inspired survival game titled Muck, in mid-2021. Crab Game takes all the aesthetics of Squid Game, from its title to the sets, to the costumes of the characters and the hardships one has to overcome.
The game Crab Game // Source: Steam
If you jump on the wrong plate, the fall will be hard (and long) // Source: Steam
Crab Game, an unpretentious free online multiplayer game
This is a completely free to play online multiplayer game in which you are a participant taking the same challenges as found in the Squid Game series. Where you take turns playing “one, two, three, sun” with a killer doll or jumping on glass plates, hoping they won’t collapse under your feet. The game ends when everyone has lost except one person, who then wins the total stake.
The maximum number of players is 35 per game, and there are, according to the developer, 28 different cards. There are therefore more games in Crab Game than those seen on the screen in the Netflix series – for example, we were able to play “floor is lava” where you must not touch the ground otherwise death (yes, the cause / consequence ratio is quite drastic).
Since it was uploaded to Steam on October 29, 2021, the indie game has enjoyed great success; it was even spotted by the specialized site Polygon, which allowed Numerama to discover this unpretentious work, which nevertheless entertained us for a few tens of minutes.
In Crab Game’s not-so-restful “rest” room // Source: Steam
We had to wait a few minutes for other internet users to join us to play games, but once they were there, they usually stayed and played with us. Once the keyboard controls were taken in hand and adapted to our game, we plunged into this world as scary as it is absurd, where childish games always end in bloodbath – we unfortunately exploded after failing to steal the hat of one of our adversaries.
The game is available for free on Steam, but is only compatible with PCs. If you want to know more about the creation of Crab Game, its creator Dani posted a very funny 14 minute “making-off” video, in which he regularly asks Netflix not to “sue him”.