Published: Thu, June 14, 2018
Technology | By Christopher Mann

Telltale and Netflix partnership includes Stranger Things game, Minecraft Story Mode stream

Telltale and Netflix partnership includes Stranger Things game, Minecraft Story Mode stream

Netflix and Telltale Games have entered into a deal that will bring simple game experiences to the streaming service. Players will be able to control the game with any remote control device equipped with directional and select buttons, which will allow them to select dialogue options. 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".

The source also says that a new video game from Telltale will launch on Netflix, centered around the popular show Stranger Things.

Netflix is teaming up with Telltale Games to adapt Minecraft: Story Mode into a five-part adventure in the fall.

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Update, 3:45PM ET: Telltale has confirmed its new partnership with Netflix as well as a forthcoming Stranger Things game for consoles and PCs. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", the company said.

Telltale describes "Minecraft: Story Mode" as "a playable television show based on your favorite game, where YOU are the star, and your choices and actions decide how the story is told". "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but unlike gaming, there's no winners or losers in these types of stories, and we view it as interactive narrative storytelling on our service".

Telltale has mentioned wanting to work with the streaming service in the past on several occasions, and it appears that request has finally come to fruition. For more on that, we can turn to a statement from Telltale. That could be why its critically acclaimed adaptations of "The Walking Dead" and "Game of Thrones" have worked in the past, and why a "Stranger Things" adaptation sounds like a good fit.

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"And for us, we're looking at that".

Sources say that playable demos of the experience have been in existence for at least the past year, and that an announcement of the partnership "could happen any day".

The technology site TechRadar was the first to report the collaboration.

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We've reached out to Netflix and Telltale. It's likely that both the partnership and new game could be announced simultaneously. "Story Mode" series, based on the hit sandbox video game from Microsoft's Mojang, is set to debut on Netflix in the fall.

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