The Netflix series, which debuted its second season last October (and a third is now being made), will be the subject of a new title from Telltale Games, which has worked on the likes of the Walking Dead and Minecraft: Story Mode games in recent years. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company said. "The Stranger Things project is launching on the Telltale platform at a later date", the company told us.
The Netflix version of Minecraft: Story Mode is a "five-episode interactive narrative series", Netflix said in a statement. More information regarding both Telltale's partnership with Netflix and the in-development Stranger Things game should be forthcoming soon.
"We don't have any plans to get into gaming". TechRadar reports that the streaming company has teamed up with Telltale Games (known for their point-and-click adaptations of The Walking Dead, Batman, and The Wolf Among Us) to distribute some of their games on Netflix this year. As suspected, the Minecraft release will be an "interactive narrative story", similar to the stories the service has featured since last summer.
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The Stranger Things project, however, is not coming to Netflix.
The source has stated that playable demos have been in existence for almost a year, meaning that the announcement of a partnership may occur any day.
So Netflix is going to be "the Netflix of Telltale games", if anything.
Around the same time, Netflix also collaborated with Hasbro on no less than three board games, including Monopoly, a Ouija board, and Eleven's Eggo card game.