Devolver Digital Offers To Help Netflix With Telltale's Cancelled Stranger Things Game
Telltale Games, the studio known for interactive storytelling, closed down last month, and with it around 250 people were left jobless and a number of games had to be cancelled - including a Stranger Things adaptation.
Earlier this year, Netflix and Telltale revealed their new found partnership and aims to create episodic, interactive Stranger Things and Minecraft games to release exclusively for the streaming service.
Of course, the sudden studio closure meant the future of both titles was up in the air - but not if Devolver Digital has anything to do with it.
In the wake of the shutdown, Netflix revealed that Minecraft: Story Mode is set to be completed by a skeleton crew over at Telltale, and that they're now looking for other companies to pick up Stranger Things.
So, as the publisher has been known to do, Devolver Studio reached out to Netflix via Twitter to cement their interest in taking over the cancelled game.
In the past, Devolver tweeted Rockstar Games, offering its services to port Red Dead Redemtion 2 to the PC. Although their tweets are usually a bit of fun, we could actually see the studio bringing Stranger Things to life. Here's to hoping.
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Hello @Netflix, we would be happy to make a Stranger Things game with @_NoCode. Resume here, DMs are open: https://t.co/zlPG9foSqT
- Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) September 24, 2018
The full post reads: "Hello @Netflix, we would be happy to make a Stranger Things game with @_NoCode. Resume here, DMs are open."
The "resume" links out to one of their earlier projects, Stories Untold, which boasts similar features to Telltale's games. Stories Untold is an episodic horror puzzle-adventure that relies on both first-person exploration and text-based gameplay, and it has quite the following.
Its artwork, music, setting, even the title is very reminiscent of the Stranger Things franchise, so perhaps Netflix just found their knight in shining armour.
Would you like to see Devolver pick up the cancelled game? Which other company should take the reigns? What are your thoughts on Telltale Games? Let us know.
Featured Image Credit: Netflix