Night School Studio, developers of Oxenfree, Afterparty, and the upcoming Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, announced yesterday on their website that they’re joining Netflix to help bolster their video game portfolio.

Netflix hasn’t been shy in wanting to expand into games. Earlier in 2021, Mike Verdu joined as the new Vice President of Game Development at Netflix, and they’ve even experimented with interactive shows. (Black Mirror: Bandersnatch and the Netflix version of Minecraft: Story Mode, for example.)

Night School Studio head Sean Krankel wrote, “Night School wants to stretch our narrative and design aspirations across distinctive, original games with heart. Netflix gives film, TV, and now game makers an unprecedented canvas to create and deliver excellent entertainment to millions of people. Our explorations in narrative gameplay and Netflix’s track record of supporting diverse storytellers was such a natural pairing. It felt like both teams came to this conclusion instinctively.” He also mentioned that development will continue on Oxenfree II: Lost Signals.

Verdu was equally enthusiastic in Netflix’s announcement, writing, “We’re inspired by their bold mission to set a new bar for storytelling in games. Their commitment to artistic excellence and proven track record make them invaluable partners as we build out the creative capabilities and library of Netflix games together.”

Netflix App Interface with Games

As reported by Tech Crunch, subscribers in Italy, Poland, and Spain now have access to three games, Card Blast, Shooting Hoops, and Teeter Up. These games will only work on Android devices. Subscribers in Poland also have access to two Stranger Things games, also only on Android devices.

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is planned for release in 2022 for PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. Are you excited to see Night School join the Netflix world? Let us know in the comments.

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Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!