Video games on Netflix? Stranger things have happened. The streamer launched two games on their platform today, testing out mobile gaming with Stranger Things, naturally, but bad news for anyone trying to play these in the States: Netflix gaming is currently only available in Poland. Further, Apple users will have a tough time locating the games, as they’re only available for Android users.
The two games are called Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. Both appear to be 8-bit style video games taking players through the Upside Down world of Hawkins, Indiana, with demogorgons and Eggo waffles galore.
“It’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step,” Netflix shared in a tweet announcing the news, adding: “We’ll keep you updated as we explore what gaming looks like on Netflix. Stay tuned.”
According to the tweets, folks can expect no ads, nor any in-app purchases while playing these new games. Further, all games will be included with your Netflix membership.
This new gaming service appears to only be on mobile devices, with no announcement made regarding games on either TV apps or website versions of Netflix. Also worth noting, the games will be available in the Netflix app alongside the streamer’s bevy of film and TV content, rather than in a separate Netflix gaming application.
We still don’t know exactly when to expect gaming to land in the United States — or, for that matter, when to expect a fourth season of Stranger Things. Netflix has announced the beloved sci-fi series will return at some point in 2022, but we’re still waiting on anything more specific regarding the saga. Luckily, Polish fans can get their hands on new content now.
So, if you’re a Stranger Things fan living in Poland with an Android in your pocket, get gaming! If you don’t fall into those three categories, you’ll have to wait a bit; but more news on Netflix gaming is on the way.
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