Netflix and Telltale team up for Stranger Things game

By midian182
Jun 14, 2018
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  1. First reported by TechRadar, Netflix has confirmed that the Stranger Things project will be coming to “consoles and computers at a later date.” The publication’s sources say the game was supposed to launch alongside season 2 of the show but got pushed back. It will reportedly be similar to Telltale’s Game of Thrones series: set in the same universe but featuring new characters, though stars from the TV program will occasionally make an appearance.

    With Minecraft: Story Mode, Netflix is bringing a version of Telltale’s take on the incredibly popular building game to the service. The “licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series” is an extension of other Netflix interactive stories, such as Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.

    The interactive games are controlled using the directional and select buttons on a TV’s remote. TechRadar reports that a playable demo of Minecraft: Story Mode has already been made.

    A Netflix spokesperson emphasized that the company doesn't “have any plans to get into gaming.”

    “There’s a broad spectrum of entertainment available today,” they said. “Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service.”

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,831   +1,026

    I'm a big sci-fi/fantasy fan but could not get into Stranger Things at all. I finished the first season, but it was a struggle. It was like a really bad Goonies rip-off.

    Still scratching my head as to why it was so popular.
     
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018

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