Netflix brings the Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales game to its platform with new gameplay based on the content from Season 4 of the show. Users can play as new character features in Season 4 in this ad-free game as the company continues its pursuit of gaming.
In this game, users have to solve puzzles to defeat enemies like Demogorgons and other supernatural monsters. In addition, they can collect up to 50 versions of characters from the show. The company describes the game’s graphics as “80s Saturday morning nostalgic cartoon style.”
Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales was first released in 2021 and it was removed from App Store and Play Store in August after Netflix acquired the game’s publisher for $72 million. At the time, the streaming service announced that it is in the process of revamping the game and moving it exclusively to Netflix.
Users can download the updated game from today through this link. This release of the title joins other Stranger Things games such as Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: The Game.
The game also builds on Netflix’s efforts to engage fans in the show in a variety of ways. Earlier this year, the streaming company partnered with Reddit for Stranger Things-based avatars and partnered with Spotify for personalized playlists.
Speaking to londonbusinessblog.com Disrupt, Mike Verdu, the company’s vice president for gaming, said Netflix is exploring options for adopting cloud gaming. He added that the streaming giant is also opening its second gaming studio in California after establishing its first studio in Helsinki in August. The company also launched game handles in September that can be used for exclusive titles.
While the company puts a lot of effort into making gaming a success, it hasn’t had great results. According to an Apptopia report published in August, Netflix games averaged 1.7 million daily users. During its third quarter 2022 results, the company announced that it now has 223 million subscribers.