Not so long ago we heard the announcement that Netflix was delving into video games. Before that, the platform had already produced one of the best video game tie-ins for its Stranger Things franchise. And it would seem that this next logical step is simply an effort to double down on that success.
Luckily for us, Netflix has chosen mobile to be their preferred gaming platform. As of right now, a Netflix subscription will grant anyone access to one of five games, including:
Stranger Things 1984 (BonusXP)
Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP)
Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop)
Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games)
Teeter Up (Frosty Pop)
Evidently, Netflix is riding the Stranger Things hype train hard. But according to their official statement, this is just the beginning.
“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.”
So how do you partake in these Netflix games? Unsurprisingly, a Netflix subscription is required first and foremost. Android is currently the only compatible platform, although iOS compatibility is in the pipeline.
Logging into Netflix on your Android device will reveal a dedicated row of Netflix games. Selecting a game will then download it onto the device. Then players can live out the Stranger Things story in all its pixelated glory.
Tagging on to an acquaintance’s Netflix subscription? No judgement, we’ve all done it. Either way, you’re in luck. All games extend to each profile on one account, meaning multiple devices can download and play wherever they may be. So be sure to thank your Netflix benefactor for that privilege. Unless you don’t want to remind them that they’re paying for your enjoyment, that is.
We’re intrigued to see the progression of this new foray into a new sphere of entertainment. Will they continue to produce generic video game titles, or deliver on the Squid Game video game that the whole world is waiting for? Unfortunately, that’s one cliffhanger we can’t immediately resolve.