Night School, a game development studio has been acquired by Netflix. The studio is best known for its debut title, Oxenfree.
Netflix spread the news in a public statement: “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 acquired Night School game development studio
In addition, Netflix stated that it would continue working with game developers throughout the world and hiring the best experts in the business to develop a variety of unique games suited for every type of gamer.
The streaming service also assured that any games that are released will be part of its existing customers’ Netflix subscription, with no advertising and no in-app purchases.
Sean Krankel and Adam Hines found Night School Studio in 2014. Krankel worked as a game designer in Disney Interactive and Hines was a lead writer at Telltale Games.
Night School is famous for its title called Oxenfree
Krankel, in a blogpost on Night Schools’ official website, said “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.”
For fans of Oxenfree and other Night School titles, Krankel reassured them that it will keep working on Oxenfree II and “cooking up new game worlds.”
Three months after releasing games for the “Stranger Things” series, Netflix debuted three new casual mobile games in Poland, Italy, and Spain.