Still, in experimentation, this new step taken by Netflix towards the world of video games benefits for the moment only some lucky people! Even if the streaming giant reveals on Twitter that the offer is still in its infancy, it is now possible for Polish gamers to go “full throttle” on the mobile games “Stranger Thing: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3” based on the cult series “Stranger Things” whose season 4 is due to be released in 2022.
In this vintage sci-fi series alone, the RPG serves as a very eighties plot thread, so it’s no surprise that the resulting video game pays homage to the NES aesthetic! It must be said that the public being nostalgic, the demand for retro gaming is strong!
It’s not just another announcement, but something really heavy that Netflix is sending to its future subscribers, most of whom are already fans of Android platforms. What could be better than being able to play games from our favourite series without spending more? We can’t wait to see the project extend to Europe, why not with a game inspired by the series “The Crown” as a royal bonus? We’ll have to keep a close eye on this on the “Netflix Geeked” Twitter account, especially as Netflix is clearly planning to put gaming ahead of its blockbusters with the “Play Mobile Games” option!
Does Netflix reserve a place for gambling?
Already, through some cult series such as “Better Call Saul” or even Brad Wright’s (Stargate) latest series, “Time Travellers”, we can see characters playing bingo or the lottery, and of course, winning the jackpot! What could be easier for agents from the future, back in the 21st century, to predict the next winning numbers while gambling online, taking care not to arouse suspicion by deleting, for example, one lucky number out of two to keep the pot of gold secret?
We see that Japan is also getting involved, after having given birth to the Sega console and Final Fantasy; it is going further with the universe of games of chance. And the Kikoojap will know that this is the anime Gambling School also available as a live-action drama.
With Netflix, nothing is lost, nothing is created, and everything is transformed like a formidable machine for making dreams… and money! A series is turned into a game and vice versa! Whether we watch them as a series or play them on our smartphone, the whole point is that they give us food for thought about our human condition when gameplay and the path to initiation merge. The recent series “Squid Games” with the Korean Ddakji and racing games is the perfect illustration of this craze for ontological games that could be combative when they are synonymous with survival or cruel when they echo Roman arenas or Greek tragedies.
With Netflix, not all games are the same! The only question is: “Are you ready to start the Game”?