Telltale is working on a Stranger Things game

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

Netflix's version of Minecraft: Story Mode will be an interactive story, like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, an existing story on the service that people play with their remotes.

Netflix recently entered into a deal to bring video games to their streaming service. According to the anonymous source, gamers will be able to play these Netflix games using any standard television remote that has directional inputs. And more importantly (I think, anyway), a new game based on the hit Netflix series Stranger Things series is also in the works.

Telltale Games titles are ideal for the Netflix platform, as most of the games don't require much interaction from the player other than making text choices and moving a character from one part of the story to the other.

The representative also said the Stranger Things project would live on Telltale's platform and not on Netflix's service.

At the moment however, no deal between Netflix and Telltale Games has been made official, though the sources say that an announcement of such a partnership is imminent.

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

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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. This is an "interactive narrative story", an extension of the interactive videos that Netflix already has on its service.

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.

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

"We don't have any plans to get into gaming", a Netflix spokesperson said, in response to TechRadar's report. 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.

Few details about the game itself - such as the story and characters/cast members involved - have been revealed by Telltale at this stage, but the studio confirmed that the game will be coming "to consoles and computers at a later date".

Our statement ended with a final note laying out how Netflix views the broader landscape of interactive entertainment, video games, and how the difference between the two defines the company's approach to embracing one but not the other. It's likely that both the partnership and new game could be announced simultaneously.

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