Stranger Things

Telltale layoffs will not deter Netflix from making a Stranger Things game

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Sep 24, 2018

Even after the sudden and massive layoffs at Telltale Games, Netflix will still be producing a game based around its hit horror/sci-fi/fantasy TV show Stranger Things.

“We are saddened by news about Telltale Games,” Netflix said in an official statement provided to SYFY WIRE. “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.”

Polygon reports that the streaming giant will still be relying on a "skeleton crew" at Telltale in order to finish Minecraft: Story Mode, a five-part interactive series that was slated to drop this fall. As for Stranger Things, they'll have to look elsewhere.

Not long after the news broke, Devolver Digital tweeted at Netflix, asking the company to choose them as the replacement.

"Hello @Netflix, we would be happy to make a Stranger Things game with @_NoCode. Resume here, DMs are open," they wrote.

Devolver and No Code are known for such titles as: Hotline Miami and Stories Untold.

Netflix and Telltale announced their Stranger Things collaboration back in June, with the former company reiterating that it had no immediate plans to break into the gaming industry. 

Telltale is known for its popular series of titles based on AMC's adaptation of The Walking Dead. However, with a good chunk of the company's staff no longer employed, these games may come to an end, or perhaps find life at a different developer if they are to survive.


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