Telltale Announces Stranger Things Game

Telltale Announces Stranger Things Game

"There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service". "What [Netflix] was saying to us when we were working on developing this, they feel like when you're watching the show, you're sitting on the back of your seat". But now it's ready to give games a try.

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 flawless examples of limited interaction experiences that could fit with Netflix's technology. The new series will be the latest addition to its growing collection of interactive stories, which include kid-friendly titles like "Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout", "Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale", and "Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile".

But what's interesting here is a collaboration that could be emerging because of the deal.

There are no specific details for the Stranger Things game yet.

Telltale's Stranger Things game will not debut on Netflix - at least not at launch.

UPDATED June 13, 2018 4:05 p.m. ET with a Netflix statement further clarifying a number of inaccuracies from the original report.

Our initial impression was that Netflix's version of Minecraft: Story Mode would be delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons. This simplified command is a flawless pairing for Telltale's slate of games, as they often only require the player to select from dialogue options or move the cursor to a specific location on the screen.

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We are pursuing video games because we believe it will drive meaningful show awareness/buzz and allow fans to "play" our most popular content.

It could work similarly to the Amazon Fire platform, with people being able to choose their path and occasionally enter remote inputs through Netflix to keep things moving along.

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.

Sources have confirmed that prior to this development, Telltale had also approached HBO - already a partner with the gaming company, given the Telltale take on HBO's Game of Thrones - with this idea, though the televising giant initially turned down the idea given the infancy of the market, and would rather bide its time on the matter.

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

Telltale Games is now working on two other projects: the final season of The Walking Dead and a second season of The Wolf Among Us.

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