Despite Telltale's Closure, Netflix Still Exploring Stranger Things Video Game

The streaming company still wants to see its hit television series become a video game.

By Chris Morse

Despite the recent unexpected closure of Telltale Games, the company known for its narrative-driven point-and-click titles such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, it would appear that Netflix is proceeding as planned in seeing their hit series Stranger Things receive a video game adaptation of some kind. Telltale had, of course, originally announced this project as their own but given their recent mass layoffs, it's safe to say their version isn't happening.

There is still hope, however, to see this concept come to life in some form with the recent report from Polygon in which Netflix has announced that they will be evaluating other options in seeing some kind of interactive Stranger Things game come to life. The statement, which you can read below, also confirms that Minecraft: Story Mode for Netflix will indeed be completed by Telltale before the studio shutters for good, as was rumored to be the case.

We are saddened by news about Telltale Games. 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.

Sure, this is a setback but it's nice to hear that the idea of this game will not be going to waste. We will see a Stranger Things video game, eventually, but it's anybody's guess when that will be. We'll have more on this project whenever something official is announced.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo

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