Netflix gaming coming soon, sort of

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

Telltale is known for its narrative-drive games, many of which have been based on popular licensed franchises like Batman, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Walking Dead. TechRadar now believes these impressions to be inaccurate, and the game will "instead play similarly to titles like Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, which let younger viewers choose how the story unfolds".

Netflix recently entered into a deal to bring video games to their streaming service.

The company then confirmed that they are now developing a game based on Stranger Things - though wider details about the game are still scarce at the moment, with console compatibility and release dates yet to be confirmed.

Following up on news that Netflix is preparing to jump into the streaming game space with Minecraft: Story Mode, the streaming giant has confirmed that it's working with Telltale Games on another project as well. There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today.

"We don't have any plans to get into gaming". As suspected, the Minecraft release will be an "interactive narrative story", similar to the stories the service has featured since last summer.

Original article (06/13) at 12:02 p.m. CT: An anonymous source leaked some info to TechRadar about a huge new feature coming to Netflix: streaming video games.

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While Telltale and others consider "Minecraft: Story Mode" to be a type of game, Netflix does not.

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.

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)".

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. 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.

"And for us, we're looking at that".

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