There's a STRANGER THINGS Game Being Developed By Telltale Games
Telltale Games has announced that they will be adapting Netflix's popular supernatural sci-fi series Stranger Things as a video game. They will also be developing Minecraft: Story Mode as a five-episode interactive narrative series that will be released on Netflix in the Fall. In a statement to Deadline, the game developer said:
"We’re delighted by the response we’re seeing to the idea of Minecraft: Story Mode coming to Netflix in the fall as an interactive adventure. And separately, we’re thrilled to confirm that Telltale is developing a game based on Stranger Things that we’ll publish to consoles and computers at a later date."
In a separate statement made to Mashable, a Netflix rep said:
"We can confirm Minecraft: Story Mode is a licensed 5-episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall. It's an extension of our other interactive stories we have on our service like Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout, Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.:
Just to clarify, The Minecraft interactive narrative will be developed for Netflix, but the Stranger Things project is "launching on the Telltale platform at a later date, not on the Netflix service." Netflix goes on to say that they don't have any plans to get into gaming. What they are doing here they are labeling interactive narrative storytelling:
"We don’t have any plans to get into gaming. 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."
This interactive service allows users to navigate through the story with a remote control, choosing among simple commands and dialogue choices.
Minecraft should be a big hit with fans of the game, but I'm most excited for that Stranger Things game that's being developed. I love Telltale's style and it's going to fit perfectly with the Stranger Things franchise. I'm excited to see how this turns out.