Netflix is working on war footing to cement its position in the gaming industry. The streaming service provider has launched five titles under its new ‘Game’ tab. Now the company has acquired its first gaming studio. It has acquired Night School Studio which is known for titles like ‘Oxenfree.’ Mike Verdu, vice president of game development at Netflix, said that the proven track record of Night School Studio makes them the best choice for the company. “The artistic excellence of the studio in the field of gaming industry makes it an invaluable partner. We are working to build the library of games for Netflix together,” Verdu said.
Verdu also said that the company is planning to add exclusive games that will be included with its membership. These games would be designed for every kind of gamer with different levels to suit their need. These games will have not ads or in-app purchases. The first mobile games are currently available for Netflix subscribers exclusively in Europe. Also, the game can be only played on Android smartphones and devices. It is important to mention that subscribers cannot play games within the Netflix app. Users will have to download the Netflix-exclusive games after they are directed on the Google Play Store. Users can download the apps available in their reason as they normally do with other gaming apps.
Sean Krankel and Adam Hines had founded the Night School Studio in the year 2014. While Krankel was a former designer at Disney Interactive, Hines was a lead writer at Telltale Games, which was a partner of Netflix and they worked together on interactive shows before being shut down. In a statement posted on the site of Night School, Krankel said that Netflix is giving game makers a canvas where they can create games to entertain millions of people. Krankel also assured fans of Oxenfree and other titles of the studio that they will continue to work on Oxenfree II and other games.