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NETFLIX DEBUTS IN THE MOBILE GAMING WORLD

Two games with the Stranger Things theme are presented for Android users.

27.08.2021
BY A. NUGROHO
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Netflix, a streaming service that offers a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices, marks the first step into the gaming business. Two games with the Stranger Things theme are presented for Android users exclusively for subscribers.

Earlier this year, Netflix was reported following Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, and several other companies to work on the gaming market, including clouding games.

Netflix's first steps weren't carried out frantically, like bringing consoles or going straight to the gaming cloud. Netflix is ​​targeting mobile games, which other companies are doing in entering the gaming world.

Netflix brings its first game to Poland. Subscribers in these countries can see recommended apps for Netflix's latest games. The two games are titled Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game.

 

"It's still very early days and we have a lot of work to do in the next few months. But this is an early attempt," Netflix Geeked said on Twitter.

Stranger Things 3: The Game was already available on the Play Store for around $5 and arrived in 2019, but then the game disappeared from the list. Netflix will offer both games to its subscribers who can access them free without being bothered by in-app ads.

Interestingly, from several screen captures, it appears that the two games are still provided by the Google Play Store. There is no sign of Netflix distribution in the app itself. This certainly attracts buyers of the two games while on the Play Store; they can still access them to play.

This step that Netflix is ​​taking is quite interesting. You can imagine the various possibilities of new games coming from the films produced by Netflix. It's clear what opportunity Netflix is ​​aiming for to get involved in other than film and TV worlds to succeed in the realm of gaming.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Stranger Things' gameplay is similar to adventure games in the SNES era, such as The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. This game is made for touch screens; the mechanics are simple. Character movement, battle, exploration, and activate certain items just by touching the screen. This game style uses 16-bit and is played from the perspective of the characters. The mode is separate between normal and classic. In classic mode, players will return to the beginning of the dungeon if the character is killed, and the enemy returns when the dungeon has been successfully explored.

Stranger Things: 1984 uses a similar approach. Comes with a retro design in the style of a classic 16-bit game, this action-adventure game offers a mystery-solving adventure with information about the same movie. Puzzles, hidden characters, so the attraction of this game.

Previously, Netflix's step into the world of this game was known some time ago. The company, headquartered in Los Gatos, California, recruited Mike Verdu as vice president of game development. Verdu is known for its mobile game development experiences, such as Zynga and EA Mobile. He is also involved in developing Oculus games such as BigBox VR and the makers of Population: One.

 

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