Telltale Games is working on a 'Stranger Things' adventure game

Telltale nabs yet another big license, is working on a Stranger Things game

"We can confirm Minecraft: Story Mode is a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall".

It further stated that Stranger Things: The Game will be headed to mainstream gaming platforms via Telltale Games in future, and Netflix's role in this will be limited to marketing and promotion.

We don't have any plans to get into gaming.

"There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", a Netflix rep said. "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service".

According to TechRadar's sources, both Netflix and Telltale are advanced in the deal, with playable demos of the games having been in existence for "at least" the past year.

Developer Telltale Games confirmed during E3 2018 that the studio is now at work on a few projects in conjunction with Netflix, with the first being a new episodic game series based around Stranger Things, the network's acclaimed sci-fi drama series that first debuted in 2016, and most recently released its second season last fall. It is even possible that Netflix will announce the streaming game service and the new Stranger Things title all at once.

A Netflix representative said a five-part Minecraft: Story Mode adaptation would be coming to its service in the fall. Players will be able to control the game with any remote control device equipped with directional and select buttons, which will allow them to select dialogue options. You're all the way relaxed sitting on the back of your seat. You can always fast forward, but we are lazy creatures. If ...

Back in December we reported on the possibility of Netflix offering branching path content, and had even pointed to Telltale's The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones as ideal examples of limited interaction experiences that could fit with Netflix's technology. But now it's ready to give games a try.

While the projects being developed with Telltale Games might technically be considered games, that choice of partners is telling, given that the Telltale Games format is actually a lot closer to a choose-your-own-adventure narrative than a traditional shoot-'em-up. When you're playing a video game, and you're actively engaged with a shooter, you're on the very edge of your seat sort of constantly.



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