For those opening up Netflix
on their Android smart phone you might notice a little change as of tomorrow. The arrival of Netflix Games
sees the addition of playable games both online and offline to the streaming service. With five titles available at launch, Netflix aims to keep growing its game library in the months to come.
The first five games include: Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP), Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP), Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop), Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games), and Teeter Up (Frosty Pop).
"We love games, whether it's physical games (Floor Is Lava), mind games (The Circle) or Squid Game," says the announcement. "And we love entertaining our members. That’s why we’re excited to take our first step in launching Netflix games on mobile to the world. Whether you’re craving a casual game you can start from scratch or an immersive experience that lets you dig deeper into your favorite stories, we want to begin to build a library of games that offers something for everyone. We’re in the early days of creating a great gaming experience, and we’re excited to take you on this journey with us."
Netflix notes that all games will be in-game purchase-free, meaning no monetisation outside of having each game be a part of the service. The first stage of the rollout hits Android mobile and tablet, with more platforms to follow. This won't be the last we hear about this addition either, as recently Netflix hired a former EA and Facebook exec to lead its games division.