Streaming giant Netflix has officially expanded into the world of gaming.
The platform has announced the launch of five mobile games, including not one, but TWO Stranger Things games. Alas, they appear to be neither Eggo waffle-themed or Winona Ryder-centric.
The five games currently on offer are Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
In a release, Mike Verdu, Netflix’s VP of game development wrote, “whether you’re craving a casual game you can start from scratch or an immersive experience that lets you dig deeper into your favorite stories, we want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone.”
“We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we’re excited to take you on this journey with us.”
However, the games are currently only available for Android mobile or tablet users, though according to The Verge, Netflix has confirmed that gaming will be available on iOS at some point in the unspecified future.
Predictably, the games require a Netflix subscription to play. They can also be played across multiple devices on the same account.
Interestingly, this innovation is not aimed at children – ‘kids profiles’ on the platform won’t be able to access games.
The games originally appeared on the Google Play store, and from November 3rd, will be available on the Netflix app in a dedicated row.
There are also no ads, additional fees or in-app purchases, an added bonus for anyone already stretching their finances across six different streaming services.
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