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Following Telltale collapse, Netflix reaffirms commitment to Stranger Things game

Despite their original plans evaporating, the streaming giant will work to get a Stranger Things game onto digital shelves.


This morning, Netflix announced that it will continue development on the Stranger Things game adaptation, despite the collapse of Telltale Games. Netflix’s original series became a pop culture phenomenon immediately upon its release. As you would expect, Netflix moved to capitalize on the success of the show, including announcing plans for a licensed game that would be developed by Telltale Games. Just last week, reports began swirling that the game studio had laid off the majority of its employees, save for a skeleton crew that would stay in place to complete its commitment to Netflix for a port of Minecraft: Story Mode to the streaming platform. All other Telltale projects, including the announced Stranger Things game, would be cancelled. 

In a statement to Polygon, the streaming giant confirmed that the Stranger Things game was still in the pipeline. “We are saddened by news about Telltale Games,” Netflix said in its statement. “They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry. Minecraft: Story Mode is still moving forward as planned. We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.”

It would appear that Minecraft: Story Mode will be the last project we see from Telltale Games, but the future appears brighter when it comes to games based on Netflix properties.

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