It lastly occurred: Evening Faculty Studio, the impartial recreation developer identified for the Oxenfree collection, is the first studio to be acquired by Netflix.
Mike Verdu, Vice President of Sport Improvement at Netflix, stated these are simply the early phases of making a ‘nice gaming expertise’ for the service’s subscribers.
We’re impressed by their daring mission to set a brand new bar for storytelling in video games. Their dedication to creative excellence and confirmed observe report make them invaluable companions as we construct out the inventive capabilities and library of Netflix video games collectively.
We’ll proceed working with builders around the globe and hiring the perfect expertise within the trade to ship an awesome assortment of unique video games designed for each sort of gamer and any stage of play. Like our reveals and movies, these video games will all be included as a part of your Netflix membership — all with no advertisements and no in-app purchases. Keep tuned for extra.
Netflix introduced earlier this 12 months that gaming content material can be added as a ‘freebie’ throughout the subsequent 12 months. Lower than every week later, the corporate clarified the video games can be geared towards cell units at first.
As for Evening Faculty Studio, the staff is about to launch OXENFREE II this 12 months. Sean Krankel, Founder and CCO, acknowledged on the studio’s blog:
Over the previous couple of months, we’ve had numerous considerate chats about our respective visions for the place we see video games, storytelling, and our collective alternative for constructive impression someplace within the center.
Evening Faculty desires to stretch our narrative and design aspirations throughout distinctive, authentic video games with coronary heart. Netflix provides movie, TV, and now recreation makers an unprecedented canvas to create and ship glorious leisure to tens of millions of individuals. Our explorations in narrative gameplay and Netflix’s observe report of supporting numerous storytellers was such a pure pairing. It felt like each groups got here to this conclusion instinctively.
After all, it’s a surreal honor to be the primary video games studio to hitch Netflix! Not solely will we get to maintain doing what we do, how we love to do it, however we get a front-row seat on the largest leisure platform on the planet. The Netflix staff has proven the utmost care for shielding our studio tradition and artistic imaginative and prescient. We’ll maintain making OXENFREE II. We’ll maintain cooking up new recreation worlds.
For now, there’s a kaleidoscope of butterflies in our staff’s collective stomachs. (Apparently that’s what you name a gaggle of butterflies?) As a result of we actually imagine we’ve bought an opportunity to positively impression the way in which individuals uncover, play, and share story video games with one another.