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Netflix to bring Minecraft: Story Mode to service - but not traditional games

14 June, 2018, 10:15 | Author: Rafael Roberts
  • Telltale announce they're creating Stranger Things game with Netflix

Whilst it's not a game it is described as "a 5-episode interactive narrative series", so there will be some sort of interaction with the story, "We don't have any plans to get into gaming", adds a spokesperson for the streaming giant.

Telltale's interactive fare is well suited to Netflix's streaming service. Instead of a traditional game setup, Minecraft "will be delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons". "It's an extension of our other interactive stories we have on our service like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile". The studio made the announcement during E3 2018, where it tweeted about the move and announced that it is also developing a game based on Stranger Things.

Forward-looking: Netflix is expanding it's library to interactive movies and games that increase viewer engagement create a new form of consumable media. According to a breaking report by TechRadar, a pilot program is set to begin with Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode.

After having worked on titles based around series far and wide involving major franchises like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and more, Telltale Games has given a new look into what lies ahead for the studio outside of its current projects, and it looks like things are about to get odd.


Telltale has mentioned wanting to work with the streaming service in the past on several occasions, and it appears that request has finally come to fruition.

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. For more on that, we can turn to a statement from Telltale. Considering that many of Telltale's games revolve around choosing between dialogue options or pointing the cursor somewhere to tell your character where to go. The game was rendered in a retro-pixel style that emulated the gameplay of The Legend of Zelda, because, as BonusXP put it, "Both [Stranger Things and Zelda] are about exploration, and it's kind of a mysterious fit that fit the mood of the show".

The company already has a Stranger Things game today, and often promotes its shows in other ways on mobile. 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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