Night School Studio was founded by Sean Krankel and Adam Hines in 2014 and is best known for its critically acclaimed debut game Oxenfree. In a blog, Netflix added: “we’re inspired by their bold mission to set a new bar for storytelling in games. Their commitment to artistic excellence and proven track record make them invaluable partners as we build out the creative capabilities and library of Netflix games together.
“We’ll continue working with developers around the world and hiring the best talent in the industry to deliver a great collection of exclusive games designed for every kind of gamer and any level of play. Like our shows and films, these games will all be included as part of your Netflix membership — all with no ads and no in-app purchases”.
Night School Studios said: “Night School wants to stretch our narrative and design aspirations across distinctive, original games with heart. Netflix gives film, TV, and now game makers an unprecedented canvas to create and deliver excellent entertainment to millions of people. Our explorations in narrative gameplay and Netflix’s track record of supporting diverse storytellers was such a natural pairing. It felt like both teams came to this conclusion instinctively”.
Meanwhile, Reuters reports, quoting a shareholder letter, that Netflix has introduced “Stranger Things: 1984”, “Stranger Things 3: The Game”, “Card Blast”, “Teeter Up” and “Shooting Hoops” titles on Android to Netflix members in Spain and Italy.
It adds that Poland, where the Stranger Things titles are already available, will get three other titles.
As previously reported by Broadband TV News, Netflix first announced it was moving into gaming this summer.