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Nov 2, 2021

Netflix Joins The Gaming Scene With World Wide Mobile App Launching With ‘Stranger Things’

Ready to game? Netflix has you covered with their latest announcement in their questo to dominate entertainment.

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Starting this Tuesday, Netflix subscribers worldwide can play five mobile games: “Stranger Things: 1984” (BonusXP), “Stranger Things 3: The Game” (BonusXP), “Shooting Hoops” (Frosty Pop), “Card Blast” (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and “Teeter Up” (Frosty Pop). The rollout starts Nov. 2 with the Netflix games available to download on the Google Play app store for all members on Android mobile and tablet devices globally. Then, on Nov. 3 starting at 10 a.m. PT, the mobile games will begin slowly rolling out on the Netflix app for Android. The mobile games currently are available in Netflix’s app for Android devices when you log into your profile, via a dedicated games row and games tab where you can select any game to download. While some of Netflix’s mobile games may require an internet connection, others will be available to play offline, according to Verdu.

Just two of the initial batch of five games titles are tied to a Netflix original, the popular “Stranger Things” series. “Stranger Things 3: The Game,” developed by studio BonusXP, is a companion game to Season 3 of the show, letting you play through familiar events from the series while also “uncovering never-before-seen quests, character interactions, and secrets!” according to its description. “Stranger Things: 1984” is described as a stylized, retro action adventure similar to the arcade games from the ’80s, letting players solve puzzles and collect Eggos and gnomes along the way.

“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,” Mike Verdu, Netflix’s VP of game development, said in announcing the global launch. Verdu, a former EA and Oculus exec, joined the company earlier this year to lead the Netflix gaming initiative.

Netflix’s mobile games are available in many of the languages it offers in the app, and the games will automatically default to the preference set in your Netflix profile. If your language is not yet available, games will default to English. The games are not available on Netflix Kids profiles.