'Stranger Things' is about to be turned into video game and it seems all kinds of cool
Telltale Games has managed to strike a licensing deal with Netflix to turn the highly popular fan favourite show into a video game.
Remember the first season of the cult Netflix series Stranger Things where Will's friends kept around looking for him all over Hawkins? Now imagine yourself as one of them — or the fifth addition to their group, if you will — and imagine playing around the mysterious town, trying to solve missions or better dig deeper into the Upside Down!
Turns out, all of that is going to be a possibility in the world of virtual reality as the downpour of gaming news coming out of the E3 Expo in Los Angeles this week, revealed that Telltale Games has managed to strike a licensing deal with Netflix to turn the highly popular fan favourite show into a video game.
As of yet, the details of this upcoming game are a bit sketchy and hard to decipher, as is the case with most things hailing from and about the town of Hawkins, Indiana. What we do know, based on the game-maker's tweet from Wednesday, June, is that they are working on a Stranger title and plan on publishing consoles and computers sometime "at a later date."
"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," posted Telltale games as a three-part tweet.
They followed it up, saying, "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. Our partnership with Netflix is something we're incredibly proud of, and while we don't have anything more to share right now, we're excited to reveal details on these projects later in the year."
So far, Telltale's projects include games based on 'The Walking Dead' and 'Game of Thrones', but they have also recently revealed that they are developing an "interactive adventure" title based on Minecraft: Story Mode for Netflix.
Post the tweet sharing this news, Netflix also clarified the issue to the outlet Techradar, about the prospective titles of the upcoming meme, saying, "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," read the statement.
"The Stranger Things project is being published by Telltale at a later date, not on the Netflix service. It's part of our marketing and title promotion efforts."
Netflix said it is not planning to get into gaming, but that they view interactive narrative storytelling as an important part of their service. "We are pursuing video games because we believe it will drive meaningful show awareness/buzz and allow fans to 'play' our most popular content," the company explained in a recent job posting for a Manager of Interactive Licensing position. "We want the interactive category to help promote our titles so they become part of the zeitgeist for longer periods of time and we want to use games as a marketing tactic to capture demand and delight our member community."