Dani, a game developer known for creating the survival roguelike MUCK, has released a new game today with a completely original concept. Known as Crab Game, this multiplayer game has players competing in deadly children's games in order to win a huge cash prize.
Each game of Crab Game pits up to 50 players against each other in a variety of mini-games such as Red Light Green Light, Bomb Tag, and The Floor Is Lava. Every round will result in some of the players being violently eliminated until one player is left to win a ton of money. As Dani notes on the Steam page, Crab Game is "definitely not based on any streaming pop culture Korean TV shows, as that would get me in legal trouble, so we're certainly not doing that." In all seriousness, it's easy to see the inspiration behind Crab Game, with the very first screenshots on the Steam page showing the game's versions of Red Light Green Light and the Glass Bridge, some of Squid Game's most iconic games.
Dani, who has three years of game development videos on his YouTube channel began his career as a game developer when a YouTube commenter dared him to make a 3D multiplayer survival game. Releasing in early June, MUCK managed to grab quite a following with its simple design and free price tag. Right now, Dani's next game is an updated version of KARLSON, a game that combines a first-person shooter, parkour, slowmo, and milk. Players will be running, jumping, shooting, and more in order to help their milk-infused protagonist find and drink his beverage of choice.