Netflix has made a barrage of changes and made its UI more fun and interactive in the past few years. Before its 1997 launch, the platform was called “Kibble”. According to its first CEO, Marc Randolph, they had to test if “the dogs ate the dog food” (as he put it) before releasing the streaming platform onto the market. It’s now safe to say, the dogs didn’t just eat the dog food, they loved it.
Netflix’s exponential success has been nothing short of extraordinary. With 15% of the world’s internet traffic generated solely from this platform, the juggernaut has an unimaginable fortune to boast of. And to keep its position at the top, the streaming platform has been adding, renovating, and building on its already vast content — the most recent of those additions being Netflix Games.
New Additions to Netflix Games
Netflix has recently added Fast Laughs, Tudum, and New & Hot. The latter includes within itself sub-categories like Top 10, Everyone’s Watching, and Coming Soon which has a brilliant interface that allows the audience to preview trailers from upcoming arrivals and save the content’s launch date by clicking on the “Remind Me” bell.
With so many innovative features already out of the bag, the streaming giant has now launched Netflix Games into the mix. Mostly, the games served as a new way for its subscribers to experience entertainment on mobile.
Launched on November 9, 2021, Netflix introduced five games to its members globally:
- Stranger Things: 1984 (BonusXP)
- Stranger Things 3: The Game (BonusXP)
- Shooting Hoops (Frosty Pop)
- Card Blast (Amuzo & Rogue Games)
- Teeter Up (Frosty Pop)
The list that started only with 5 has now expanded to a whole arena of 22 games now. With casual games on the list as well as immersive ones, Netflix allows its subscribers to download them with a single click, without no further ads, in-app purchases, or additional fees. The platform plans on having 50 titles on its gaming service by the year-end.
The Queen’s Gambit, Shadow & Bone, Money Heist
Netflix has announced the launch of a slew of new additions to Games during its annual Geeked Week event. The new titles mostly include games inspired by popular TV shows like “The Queen’s Gambit”, “Shadow & Bone”, and “Too Hot To Handle”.
NEW NETFLIX GAME
Shadow And Bone: Destinies.
Play as your favorite characters and journey across the world of the Grishaverse in a narrative adventure to fulfill their destinies. Along the way, you’ll need to make decisions that will determine the course of your journey. pic.twitter.com/Uknsfp2o3j
— What's on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) June 10, 2022
Developed by UK-based Ripstone, The Queen’s Gambit: Chess Game will immerse players into Beth Harmon’s world and launch an interactive experience where one can play/practice matches, or compete against friends.
A game based on ‘THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT’ is in the works at Netflix. pic.twitter.com/YaM2AoySVD
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) June 10, 2022
Even though the launch of these games has been the talk of the town, fans still want more. Some are already asking for the launch of “Squid Game”.
So far, no Squid Game, er, games, at the Netflix showcase. Did fans beat the streamer to the punch?https://t.co/QLzg8rCEpL
— Launcher (@LauncherWP) June 10, 2022
With all of the new additions already making noise on the news, it remains to be seen what else the entertainment platform has planned to offer to its global consumer base.
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