Netflix to partner up with Telltale Games to bolster its interactive content

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

Telltale and Netflix partnership includes Stranger Things game, Minecraft Story Mode stream

Indeed, Netflix will soon offer video games along with its existing catalogue of films and TV shows, say sources to TechRadar, and the first one to go up would be the five-parter Telltale series, Minecraft: Story Mode, which will be available later this year. "But it wouldn't be so unfathomable to think about playing a Telltale game over a streaming video service of that calibre". The service merely requires players to use their remote as a game controller, leading to the initial speculation that additional hardware won't be necessary to play the select series coming to Netflix.

[Netflix's version of Minecraft: Story Mode] will 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. The first game that will be part of the deal is Minecraft: Story Mode.

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. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company explained.

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

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Telltale has previously worked with Amazon to bring several of their series - including The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and The Wolf Among Us - to steaming services.

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. Now, according to TechRadar, it's getting into the gaming business. However, sources have confirmed that HBO was among the companies approached when the idea was conceived and turned Telltale down, saying they'd rather wait and see how the technology developed.

Shortly after the release of Stranger Things: The Game on mobile, Sony announced a PS4-exclusive Stranger Things game in development for PlayStation VR. The most probable contender here is the hugely-popular Stranger Things. 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".

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