Netflix is adding Oxenfree, the popular supernatural mystery thriller game created by Night School Studio, to its game offering. Oxenfree: Netflix Edition is now available for Netflix subscribers to download on iOS and Android devices, the company announced on its Tudum Global Fan Event on Saturday. The game’s launch comes a year after Netflix acquired Night School Studio.
Oxenfree originally launched in 2016 and was Night School’s debut title. The Netflix edition of the game contains no ads or in-app purchases and also adds localization support.
In the game, players take on the role of Alex, a rebellious teenager who takes her new stepbrother Jonas to a late night party on Edwards Island, a deserted military island. The night then takes a turn when the group of friends inadvertently opens a ghostly chasm that springs from the island’s cryptic past. Throughout the game, players choose every aspect of Alex’s story as they explore the island through dialogue choices.
“Oxenfree is such a special game for so many people and its launch on Netflix is a great opportunity for us to introduce Alex’s story to even more people — maybe even someone who never thought they’d like it.” to play a game,” Sean Krankel, co-founder and studio director at Night School Studio, said in a statement. “As a Netflix game studio, we have the best support to bring Oxenfree: Netflix Edition to a global audience. Our community has been asking for subtitles in other languages for a long time and this release of Oxenfree: Netflix Edition really delivers the best narrative experience for players around the world in their local language. ”
At launch, in-game subtitles will be available in over 30 languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Spanish (Latam), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
While Netflix has released a handful of games on its streaming service in recent months, the addition of Oxenfree: Netflix Edition marks its first internal launch. The release could also be a way for Netflix to attract more people to its gaming service, which is likely an important goal for the company, especially given that a recent report shows that less than 1% of Netflix’s subscribers is interested in Netflix Games.
Oxenfree: Netflix Edition is available for download on mobile devices at netflix.com/oxenfree. When playing games on Netflix, users on an iOS or Android mobile phone will see a special row of games where they can select any game to download. Subscribers on an Android or iOS tablet will see a dedicated row of games or can select games from the drop-down menu of categories to download and play.
Netflix plans to have more than 50 games on its platform by the end of the year. The company launched its game service in November 2021, adding new games to its catalog every month. The titles are currently free to play and do not include in-app purchases.