Netflix debuted the Games service in November last year. It allows customers of the streaming giant to download and experience a selection of Android and iOS games at no additional charge. At the moment, 17 games are accessible. Additionally, according to The Washington Post, the company hopes to expand that selection to roughly 50 titles in the future.
We’re talking about games that operate on your smartphone, but you don’t have to pay for them. It is somewhat similar to Apple Arcade, and there are no advertisements or in-app purchases.
It appears that the company will take advantage of vertical integration. It is currently producing both a mobile game and a television programme focused on the Exploding Kittens board game. The game is currently in development. The mobile game will be released next month, while the television show is scheduled to air in 2023.
Already, Netflix offers a number of episodes based on video games in its streaming repertoire. It includes The Witcher, Arcane (inspired by League of Legends), The Cuphead Show, DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, and Castlevania, among others. It has also lent its name to a number of third-party games to promote them. This includes games such as Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story, to promote them.
Netflix Games provides access to two video games based on its shows. The games are based on the hit programme Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game. Searching for “Stranger Things” in the mobile app will bring up both the games and the television programme results. Netflix recently purchased three gaming studios, including Next Games (which had just launched Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales). This has enabled the corporation to establish the necessary infrastructure to develop games in-house.
You may view Netflix’s list of video games as of April 2022, by clicking here. Netflix also offers interactive experiences such as special episodes of Black Mirror or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. In addition to that, the streaming service also offers entirely interactive shows such as Trivia Quest, which blur the lines between programs and games.