Telltale is working on a Stranger Things game

Isaac Cain
June 14, 2018

Netflix responded, "We don't have any plans to get into gaming". In fact, the king of streaming is poised to enter the space as well, as Netflix has confirmed that it's going to begin streaming games in some form.

There's release timeframe available yet either; though, TechRadar cites a confidential source who stated that the game was originally meant to launch alongside Stranger Things' second season. In addition, Netflix is working with the game company Telltale to create a game set in the world of "Stranger Things".

That's isn't exactly what's happening. Earlier this year, IndieWire spoke with "Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout" executive producers Chris "Doc" Wyatt and Kevin Burke about their own choose-your-own-adventure narrative experiment, and they said the idea came during a story meeting with Netflix, which was already developing the technology. "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service", they explained.

Telltale's Stranger Things, while developed in cooperation with Netflix, is not now planned to launch in the same manner.

Netflix has confirmed that it will be adding its first official video game to the streaming service later this year, allowing subscribers to play Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode.

Sources also say that for telltale signs of what the product would eventually look like, one need look no further than Telltale's games on Amazon's Fire TV platform, such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, which work with controls from little more than a television remote, and will ideally require no additional hardware to function fully. This role will likely be pivotal in bringing more interactive experiences to the platform in the future, and potentially lead to more Netflix-branded game crossovers.

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That feeling of euphoria when you watch episodes of your favorite show can quickly fade when you sit through the intro, time after time.

It sounds like Telltale's Stranger Things title will instead be a full game, which makes this whole thing even more exciting.

Update #2: There appears to be a job listing on Netflix's website for a Manager of Interactive Licensing who will, among other things, "use games as a marketing tactic to capture demand and delight our member community (ex: Stranger Things: The Game)".

Everyone has been talking about a video game version of Netflix.

I can't figure Telltale out.

We will update this article if new information comes to light.

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