Netflix Gets Into Game Development With A Mobile Tie-In For 'Stranger Things'

Audrey Hill
October 7, 2017

Netflix's Stranger Things is getting a lot of the attention it deserves, such as coming up for many awards at the 2017 Emmys. There's combat, as you'll have to punch your way through guards and wildlife, but also some light puzzle solving. But a D&D campaign based on Stranger Things, while it would be cool (in fact, I'm betting it already exists), probably wouldn't have the same reach online.

In the game, the player takes control of a number of characters from the show, each of whom has their own abilities.

The launch of Stranger Things: The Game is a brilliant indicator of the approaching events of the second season of the TV show, which will be released later this month. Thankfully, the game is completely free without any in-app purchases - and an update is due to be released on 27 October when the new season hits the streaming service. You begin the game as Chief Hopper, investigating the disappearance of all four boys from the show, and as you progress you'll unlock each as a new playable character with a different unique skill. Not only is the game free, but it's expansive enough to grab your attention.

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There are two available game modes to "Stranger Things: The Game", Normal and Classic, for those who somehow found the unforgiving nature of classic games fun. It's modeled as a re-telling of the first season, only more videogame-y. After all, there seems to be an appetite for Stranger Things video game content, as we've seen a couple of impressive fan projects in the past connect the series to games. You play as Hopper and his gang of friends as you try to solve some of the unusual things - in the way of puzzles - that have been happening in the surrounding area.

Are you excited for the second season of Stranger Things?

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