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Telltale Games is working on a 'Stranger Things' adventure game

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Kayla Schwartz | 14 June, 2018, 16:02

It will not be an interactive story appearing on Netflix. The new series will be the latest addition to its growing collection of interactive stories, which include kid-friendly titles like "Stretch Armstrong: The Breakout", "Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale", and "Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile". In fact, the king of streaming is poised to enter the space as well, as Netflix has confirmed that it's going to begin streaming games in some form.

"Yes, we can confirm "Minecraft: Story Mode" is a licensed five episode interactive narrative series coming to our service this fall", a Netflix spokesperson told Variety via email.

It further stated that Stranger Things: The Game will be headed to mainstream gaming platforms via Telltale Games in future, and Netflix's role in this will be limited to marketing and promotion. Today, Netflix announced plans to adapt its monster hit Stranger Things into a video game, in collaboration with Telltale Games. Stranger Things 2 continued the trend by moving onto arcade games, with Will and his pals playing Dragon's Lair in the opening scenes. As suspected, the Minecraft release will be an "interactive narrative story", similar to the stories the service has featured since last summer. Despite all this, Netflix has stressed that they are not venturing into the gaming industry themselves. According to the source, the first game will be Telltale Games' Minecraft: Story Mode. This would include Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and even smart televisions with a built in Netflix app. Chromecast might be possible if the user could input commands from their device.

New Vivo Nex Phone Has No Notch, and Almost No Bezels
It's unknown what amount of RAM and storage it will come with but it's expected to have a price tag in the region of US$600. The Vivo NEX flagship edition with 128GB and 256GB of internal storage is priced at 4498 Yuan and 4998 Yuan respectively.

While the projects being developed with Telltale Games might technically be considered games, that choice of partners is telling, given that the Telltale Games format is actually a lot closer to a choose-your-own-adventure narrative than a traditional shoot-'em-up.

Netflix is the biggest video streaming site around. TechRadar's sources suggested that an announcement of the partnership "could happen any day". But if you were hoping this represented a first step toward the streaming of modern "AAA" games, the blockbusters like Assassin's Creed or Destiny, keep waiting.

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