Netflix is currently celebrating Geeked Week and to wrap up its weeklong showcase, Netflix teamed up with Geoff Keighley to share an impressive selection of games coming to Netflix’s gaming platform, such as one based on The Queen’s Gambit, Lucky. Luna from the creator of Alto’s Odyssey, and Poinpi from the creator of Downwell. These are games found in Netflix’s mobile streaming app – there’s a section dedicated to games – but you play the real games outside of the Netflix app. Netflix’s games also contain no ads or microtransactions and are included as part of your Netflix subscription. Here are the games Netflix has shared that are on the way, as well as one that’s already available right now.
The fate of shadow and bones
Destinies is based on the Netflix fantasy series and is a story RPG with roguelike elements. You make several decisions to determine your destiny over the course of the game, which is being developed by Chimera Entertainment.
Too hot to handle
The reality dating game show is getting an adaptation from developer Nanobit. The game, which is a dating simulator, follows the same rules as the TV show and includes allusions, plot twists and romance.
La Casa De Papel
The La Casa De Papel game, developed by Killasoft, is an action third person stealth and heist game. It features safe-cracking, lock-picking, shooting sequences, heists that go wrong, and a stealth game staple: ventcrawling.
Chess with the Queen’s Gambit
Developer Ripstone creates a full-featured chess game based on the show (with the likeness of Princess Peach herself, Anya Taylor-Joy) with online play and a story. Characters from the show teach you how to play chess in various well-known locations such as Beth’s house, Beth’s orphanage, and Las Vegas. In terms of release, all that was on offer was a vague “coming soon”.
Lucky Luna is an original game from developer Snowman. Snowman created the beautiful endless runner, Alto’s Odyssey, but this game makes the player go down instead of side to side. The story is based on the classic tale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, and follows a character as they make their way through a deep labyrinth. There is no jump button so you have to fall off ledges while dodging various obstacles. The game will be released this summer and will feature an endless mode and challenge modes in addition to the story mode.
Desta: the memories between
Desta is described as a mix between Hades, the movie Inception and dodgeball. It is being developed by the USTwo, the studio behind Minument Valley. The game is a turn-based puzzle where the player has to bounce a ball through an environment while delving into a story of broken relationships and family problems. Desta: The Memories Between launches later this year and will also feature some rogue elements.
Perhaps the show’s most exciting announcement is the new game from Downwell creator and publisher Devolver Digital. In the game, you jump and climb up to dodge bad guys and outrun a giant blue beast. You also feed the blue beast various collected fruits as you go up. The game is available today on Netflix.
Wild Things: Animal Adventures
This original match-3 game lets players play puzzles to help a collection of cute animals rebuild their homes. The game will be available later this month and will feature different environments and animals.
Reigns: Three Kingdoms, Terra Nil, Raji: An Ancient Epic and Spiritfarer
In addition to all those new games, Netflix also revealed that it is bringing previously released games to its mobile games platform. In partnership with Devolver, Reigns: Three Kingdoms and Terra Nil will make their mobile debut via Netflix.
Raji: An Ancient Epic will also make its mobile debut via Netflix later this year, as will Spiritfarer from Thunder Lotus games.
All of these games will be available soon with no ads or microtransactions and will be included as part of your regular Netflix streaming subscription.
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