Telltale signs deal to bring Minecraft: Story Mode to Netflix, and develop a Stranger Things game for PC and console.
Narrative game specialists TellTale Games have signed an agreement with Netflix to bring a five episode, game-like adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode to the online video streaming service.
As initially reported by TechRadar, the ‘interactive narrative series’ is in development now, and is due to be released later this year.
It won’t be a straight port of the PC and console game. Instead, it will be a simplified interactive experience aimed at younger viewers that can be controlled via a smart phone in a style similar to Netflix’s Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile.
Sounds like a game to me.
The agreement will also see TellTale develop a new – and we believe more traditional – PC and console game based on the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things.
Speaking to Polygon, a Telltale spokesperson said:
“We’re thrilled to confirm that Telltale is developing a game based on Stranger Things that we’ll publish to consoles and computers at a later date. 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.”
The original 2015/16 release of Minecraft: Story Mode remains available on PC, Mac, smartphones, and PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo consoles.