Minecraft: Story Mode Adaptation Coming To Netflix, Stranger Things Getting A Game

Telltale Is Currently Working On A Stranger Things Series Brodie Gibbons

The company has confirmed to TechRadar that MineCraft: Story Mode for Netflix will be five-part licensed interactive narrative series.

"There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today", a Netflix rep said. "Games have become increasingly cinematic, but unlike gaming, there's no winners or losers in these types of stories, and we view it as interactive narrative storytelling on our service".

The setup should operate like Amazon's Fire TV service, which has carried Telltale games like The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy for years.

While Telltale and others consider "Minecraft: Story Mode" to be a type of game, Netflix does not.

Telltale Games is bringing its MineCraft: Story Mode to Netflix as an interactive adventure this fall.

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Separately, we've learned of a new Telltale Games project based on Netflix's hit series Stranger Things - though no release window or additional details were provided. According to the initial report, "Minecraft: Story Mode will be delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons". If you've seen programs like Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale, you might already be familiar with how this will go down.

Telltale has mentioned wanting to work with the streaming service in the past on several occasions, and it appears that request has finally come to fruition.

"And for us, we're looking at that". Depending on how much is cut out from the experience it might not end up looking different than some of the choose-your-own-experience titles Netflix already has on its service.

As far as when the partnership will be announced, the article notes that it "could happen any day", though an E3 debut may not be happening since we're so late in the show anyway. When reached, Telltale told Engadget that they do not comment on rumors.

The company, which has worked on a property from just about every IP holder at this point, has confirmed that a Stranger Things game is in the works. The game was rendered in a retro-pixel style that emulated the gameplay of The Legend of Zelda, because, as BonusXP put it, "Both [Stranger Things and Zelda] are about exploration, and it's kind of a mysterious fit that fit the mood of the show". In other words, you'll be able to use your remote control to play Minecraft on Netflix, but the Stranger Things game will be available via consoles.

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