Stranger Things Game from Telltale in Development

Judy Cobb
June 15, 2018

An adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode is heading to Netflix in Fall 2018. As with Telltale's popular Game of Thrones title, there is the chance characters from the Netflix series voiced by their original actors may appear in the game.

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"The "Minecraft" title is similar to Netflix's choose-your-own-adventure-style interactive shows for kids: "Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale" and "Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile".

Netflix denies a report that it's entering the gaming market, but says it is expanding its lineup to include a new game-related, "interactive" narrative series called "Minecraft: Story Mode".

While there hasn't been an official announcement, Netflix's clarification to some of TechRadar's, the website who first broke the news, information is arguably confirmation enough that Netflix will be adding Telltale's games to its service.

The spokesperson also confirmed that a Stranger Things project is indeed in the works (as the earlier report had stated), but it's not built for Netflix a la Story Mode.

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In a statement via TechRadar, Netflix said: 'There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. Instead of a traditional game setup, Minecraft "will be delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons".

Few details about the game itself - such as the story and characters/cast members involved - have been revealed by Telltale at this stage, but the studio confirmed that the game will be coming "to consoles and computers at a later date".

Several sources say a technical demo already exists. While services like PlayStation Now have seen some success, interactive adventure games are much better suited to the format. Despite all this, Netflix has stressed that they are not venturing into the gaming industry themselves.

These limitations may mean that battle sequences could be cut from the final product. The company was adamant that it doesn't consider an interactive offering to be a game, but rather an extension of the cinematic experience.

Players will soon get the chance to explore the Upside Down in a title from Telltale Games.

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