Netflix’s widely rumored gaming service has started to take shape as the company announces its limited launch. Subscribers with Android devices in Poland are the first to try the streaming giant’s new offer.
The company announced its gaming service’s launch on Twitter on Thursday through the official Netflix Poland page. For now, the mobile gaming offer includes free and full access to “Stranger Things: 1984” and “Stranger Things 3.”
Based on the promo screenshots Netflix provided, it appears that the Netflix Android app in Poland is getting an additional “play mobile games” where the two “Stranger Things” titles are listed. Upon choosing a game, a new page opens with an install button, and subscribers will be redirected to the game’s Play Store page, where they can initiate the installation. Once completed, the game can be played directly from the Netflix app.
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Today members in Poland can try Netflix mobile gaming on Android with two games, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. It’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step. https://t.co/yOl44PGY0r
“Stranger Things: 1984” was developed with BonusXP and features a retro-pixel animation style released in 2017 on Android and iOS. Per the game’s Play Store description, the game offers a series of missions in the Upside Down featuring the beloved characters of the immensely popular sci-fi horror series.
Netflix has licensed more “Stranger Things” games, with the latest being the “Stranger Things 3: The Game.” This title is available to more platforms, including PC, Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch, for $9.99. Unlike the first game, it uses a 16-bit art style and features a Story mode as well as five boss-level fights, including one of the show’s fiercest antagonists, Grigori.
The list of available games may seem a little underwhelming, but Netflix promised they have more to launch in the future. “It’s very, very early days and we’ve got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step,” the company wrote.
While installing games requires more steps than usual, it may still be worth it as Netflix confirmed subscribers could play these games with no ads, no in-app purchases, and no additional cost to their Netflix membership. Meanwhile, in response to a Twitter user, Netflix Poland confirmed that the gaming service would be available on iOS “in the coming months.”