Netflix has announced its new venture into the gaming space earlier this year in which they have finally added games directly into its core app for the first time.
The 5 games introduced by Netflix
Presently, there are five games available on Android devices which are:
- Stranger Things: 1984
- Stranger Things 3
- Shooting Hoops
- Card Blast
- Teeter Up
For playing the games, users need to download them first. The games are not developed by Netflix itself. The two Stranger Things games were previously released as standalone games to tie into the show’s earlier seasons. Shooting Hoops, Card Blast, and Teeter Up are just more casual offerings and were available online before they were part of Netflix.
The games are inside the carousel on the main library whose availability depends on subscription and has no extra cost, no ads, and doesn’t feature in-app purchases.
Presently, games are not available on Kid’s profiles. The games are available in numerous languages, with the default language being English. And some of these games are available online.
Unfortunately, iOS devices won’t be getting the games at launch but Netflix has confirmed that this new feature will be coming to Apple devices “in the coming months”.
In a blog post, the VP of game development of Netflix, Mike Verdu said that these five games are just the beginning of the venture and claimed that the company wishes to “design games for any level of play and every kind of player, whether you’re a beginner or a lifelong gamer.”