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".
Update: Netflix reached out to us with more specifics, pointing out that it has no intention to get into the "gaming" industry outright, stating that it does acknowledge their increasingly cinematic nature.
It's the sort of thing that would have never been possible through traditional linear TV, but is enabled through an online platform like Netflix. In the meantime, you can check out Minecraft: Story Mode for consoles, mobile devices and PC now.More news: Don’t Be Afraid to Talk With Someone
Telltale had this to say about the project: "Our partnership with Netflix is something we're incredibly proud of, and while we don't have anything more to share right now, we're excited to reveal details on these projects later in the year". Well, would you believe.
The deal could potentially raise eyebrows with Telltale's other content collaborators, notably HBO, a longtime partner of the developer for its Game of Thrones game.
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Forward-looking: Netflix is expanding it's library to interactive movies and games that increase viewer engagement create a new form of consumable media. According to the report, Netflix will kick off its video game pilot program with Telltale's popular game series Minecraft: Story Mode, as well as a project based on Stranger Things.
Update #2: There appears to be a job listing on Netflix's website for a Manager of Interactive Licensing who will, among other things, "use games as a marketing tactic to capture demand and delight our member community (ex: Stranger Things: The Game)". For example, it launched a standalone "Orange is the New Black" app back in 2014, and when it was promoting the new season of "Arrested Development", it introduced a "FakeBlock" app.
Everyone has been talking about a video game version of Netflix. That means simplified storytelling that progresses automatically, and likely no interactive battle sequences. This simplified command is a ideal pairing for Telltale's slate of games, as they often only require the player to select from dialogue options or move the cursor to a specific location on the screen.More news: Negotiators scramble to put something together for Trump and Kim