Exiting news for Netflix subscribers and gaming fans as the streaming giant has announced to add 5 new titles over the course of this summer. Netflix has been offering mobile games through its platforms since November 2021. To thrive in the increasingly competitive streaming industry, the streamer decided to expand its game library, enhancing the appeal of its subscriptions for both current and potential customers.
As of now, Netflix has launched more than 60 games for mobile devices with a wide range of selection. The company announced in March 2023 that they have a significant lineup of games planned for release. They revealed their intention to launch 40 additional games later in the year, while simultaneously collaborating with partners on the development of 70 more games. These numbers are in addition to the ongoing development of 16 games by their in-house game studios.
Netflix Games for Mobile
Netflix is actively expanding its gaming portfolio to offer a diverse range of interactive experiences to its subscribers. The major aspect of Netflix games is the seamless experience without the annoyance of advertisements, additional charges, and in-app purchases. However, games available on the platform are specifically tailored for mobile devices, necessitating the use of an Android phone or tablet, an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Netflix’s growing library of mobile games is available for its subscribers at no additional cost. Netflix has been expanding its gaming offerings in recent years and aims to provide a variety of games for different tastes and preferences, from casual to hardcore, from original to licensed, from indie to AAA.
The Queen’s Gambit Chess
One of the most anticipated games is The Queen’s Gambit: Chess, based on the hit series that follows the rise of chess prodigy Beth Harmon. The game launches on 25 July and will let the players learn chess from the legend herself.
The game will involve comprehensive chess experience, encompassing tutorials, engaging puzzles, and thrilling matches. Seamlessly blending with the essence of the award-winning Netflix drama and serving as a heartfelt tribute.
Beyond the confines of the chessboard, players have the opportunity to interact with popular characters such as Mr. Shaibel and Borgov, while also exploring iconic locations like Beth’s residence, the Methuen orphanage, and the electrifying Las Vegas tournament. This immersive endeavor caters to a wide spectrum of enthusiasts, accommodating both beginners and seasoned chess masters alike.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
Fan of supernatural mystery-thrillers will be happy to hear that Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is coming to Netflix on July 12th. This is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Oxenfree, which was released in 2016 and received praise for its immersive storytelling, realistic dialogue and stunning art style.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is set five years after the events of the first game, which followed a group of teenagers who accidentally opened a ghostly rift on an island. The sequel introduces a new protagonist, Riley Poverly, an environmental researcher who returns to her hometown Camena to investigate strange radio frequency signals that are interfering with electronic devices. She soon discovers that the signals are connected to the haunted Edwards Island and gets involved in a terrifying paranormal mystery.
The game is developed by Night School, a Netflix Game Studio, and will feature the same naturalistic dialogue system that made the original game so engaging. You’ll be able to shape Riley’s personality and relationships through your choices and actions, as well as influence the outcome of the story. The game will also have a distinctive visual style that blends 2D and 3D graphics, creating a cinematic atmosphere.
Oxenfree II: Lost Signals will also be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Steam for PC and Mac. The game will support multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese and more.
LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed
Netflix is also showing some love to the turn-based strategy fans by brining LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed to its platform. It lets the player collect and power up iconic minifigures from LEGO’s 40 years of history, such as Hot Dog Man, Captain Redbeard, classic Red Spaceman and more. It also allows to unlock and build classic LEGO sets that enhance the characters’ abilities, such as the Black Seas Barracuda or the Galaxy Explorer. They can be used to battle in campaigns, events and against other players in the arena.
LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is developed and published by Gameloft, a leading mobile game developer. The game was originally released on Apple’s App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Store in February 2020, and has received positive reviews from critics and players alike. The game is praised for its faithful recreation the legend and its engaging gameplay and charming graphics. The game is also updated regularly with new content and features, such as special events, new characters and sets, and improvements to the game balance and performance.
The exact release date is unknown but several reports have suggested it would be around July 2023. Netflix has also revealed that it will offer exclusive rewards and benefits for its subscribers who play the game, such as bonus tiles, coins and gems. Players can also link their Netflix account to Gameloft account to sync progress and achievements across devices.
Cut the Rope Daily
Cut the Rope Daily is Netflix’s version of the iconic puzzle game where players have to feed the candy to a cute creature called Om Nom by cutting ropes. It is inspired by the original Cut the Rope series, which has been downloaded over 1 billion times since its launch in 2010. The new version will offer fresh challenge every day, with different levels of difficulty and rewards. Players can also collect stickers and trophies as they progress through the game and share their achievements with friends.
The game features the same charming graphics and physics-based gameplay that made the original game so addictive and fun. However, Cut the Rope Daily also adds some new twists and surprises to keep you on your toes. One of the new features of Cut the Rope Daily is the ability to customize Om Nom’s appearance with different hats, glasses, outfits and accessories. Gamers can also unlock different backgrounds and themes for each day of the week, such as Monday Blues, Tropical Tuesday, Spooky Wednesday and so on. The game also has a calendar system that tracks progress and rewards the player with bonus levels and items on special occasions, such as holidays and birthdays.
Cut the Rope Daily will launch on August 1st for Netflix on iOS and Android devices
For those seeking a fresh and inventive puzzle game on their mobile devices, an upcoming title worth exploring is Paper Trail. Set to be launched on the Netflix mobile app sometime in Summer 2023, this game is the brainchild of Newfangled Games, a studio renowned for crafting experiences with distinct mechanics and art styles.
Paper Trail presents a captivating and aesthetically designed top-down puzzle adventure. It presents an intellectual challenge, encouraging the players to think beyond conventional boundaries while savoring the beauty of paper art. It follows the journey of Paige, a young scholar venturing out into the world for the first time. The game’s standout feature lies in its unique mechanic, allowing players to fold the paper-based environment itself to solve puzzles, discover new areas, and unveil long-forgotten secrets. Along the way, player will encounter a diverse cast of characters with their individual stories and reveal insights into the broader world.
Immersing players in meticulously crafted, handcrafted environments ranging from dimly lit caverns to towering treetops, Paper Trail’s art style draws inspiration from techniques like printmaking and watercolor, generating a striking contrast between the paper realm and reality. To complementing the visual aesthetic, the game has an enchanting soundtrack that gracefully accompanies each scene, elevating the mood and atmosphere.
Besides puzzle fans, Paper Trail also invites those who appreciate narrative-driven gameplay and exploration. With a rich story woven throughout the gameplay, players will be engrossed in learning about Paige’s background, motivations, and aspirations. Moreover, they will unravel the enigmas and unveil the secrets concealed within the paper world and its inhabitants.
Alongside its debut on Netflix, Paper Trail is also scheduled for release on various platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4 & 5, Xbox One, Series X│S, and Nintendo Switch.