Netflix acquires Night School Studio, forays into mobile games

Netflix has informed that it has bought video game creator Night School Studio and rolled out five mobile gaming titles in some European markets.

Founded by Sean Krankel and Adam Hines in 2014, Night School Studio is best known for their critically acclaimed debut game Oxenfree. This is the first gaming studio purchase by the streaming giant.

“We’re inspired by their bold mission to set a new bar for storytelling in games. Their commitment to artistic excellence and proven track record makes them invaluable partners as we build out the creative capabilities and library of Netflix games together,” said Mike Verdu, VP, Game Development, at Netflix.   

“We’ll continue working with developers around the world and hiring the best talent in the industry to deliver a great collection of exclusive games designed for every kind of gamer and any level of play. Like our shows and films, these games will all be included as part of your Netflix membership  — all with no ads and no in-app purchases,” added Mike.

The studio's games are available on Sony's PlayStation, Microsoft's Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PCs. These non-mobile titles are the newly created video game portfolio in the Netflix kitty.

It may be recalled that the streamer had given indications about its plans to foray into gaming during its last quarterly earnings. The competition in the space of late has been growing with the likes of HBO Max and Disney+ rapidly gaining subscribers.


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