At its annual Geeked Week event, Netflix announced a slew of new titles coming to its gaming service this year. A few of the new games are related to some of the most popular TV shows on Netflix, including “The Queen’s Gambit”, “Shadow and Bone” and “Too Hot To Handle”. The streaming service currently has 22 games available and plans to have 50 by the end of this year, some of which have been announced today.
Coming from Neftlix, The Queen’s Gambit: Chess will allow players to enter the world of Beth Harmon, take chess lessons, play matches, and compete against friends. The company says the game pays tribute to its successful TV show. The game is developed by UK-based company Ripstone and will be released sometime in 2022.
The upcoming Shadow and Bone: Destinies is a single-player role-playing game based on the fantasy drama series on Netflix. Users will be able to play their favorite characters and travel through the world of the Grishaverse on a narrative adventure to fulfill their destiny. Netflix says that players will have to make decisions that determine their itinerary during the game. The title is developed by Germany-based Chimera Entertainment and will be launched soon.
The company’s upcoming Too Hot To Handle game is based on the popular reality series of the streaming service of the same name. The game will see players meet and mingle with others all vying for their affection. The title has been developed by Croatia-based company Nanobit and is expected to be launched soon.
The streaming service will also add a new La Casa De Papel game based on the popular Spanish TV crime show. Netflix says the game will see players commit a heist to rob the suspicious billionaire’s casino in Monaco. The game is developed by Colombian developer Killasoft and will be released soon.
The company has also launched a vertical climber game called Poinpy where players will bounce up and feed the blue monster behind them. The higher you rise, the more difficult the areas you will encounter. The game is developed by the Japan-based team of Poinpy and Ojiro Fumoto. The title was published by Devolver Digital and launches today.
Netflix has also announced a new vertical scrolling game called Lucky Luna where players will venture deep into legendary temples and dungeons. Each level introduces new features that unlock different ways to explore the land around you. The game, which is expected to be released sometime this year, is developed by Canadian developer Snowman.
The company also announced an upcoming game called Desta: The Memories Between. The game will see players overcome broken relationships and a tragic family event through a ball game. The title is developed by UK-based Ustwo Games and is releasing sometime in 2022.
Terra Nil’s upcoming title from Netflix is a city-building strategy game with a focus on the climate crisis. The game is about rebuilding the ecosystem and turning the wasteland into an ecological paradise. The title is developed by South Africa-based Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital. The game will be released sometime in 2022.
Another game coming to the service is called Reigns: Three Kingdoms, which is inspired by the Chinese epic, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Players will be thrown into the last years of the Han Dynasty. The game is developed by UK-based Nerial Limited and published by US-based Devolver Digital. The game is launching sometime this year.
Another game coming to the service sometime this year is called Wild Things: Animal Adventures where players will rescue cute animals, explore an immersive world, and build the habitat of their dreams in this 3D adventure game. The title is developed by US-based Jam City.
The company has also announced a new game called Raji: An Ancient Epic in which a young girl is chosen to stand up against a demonic invasion of the human realm. The game is developed by India-based Nodding Heads and will be released sometime this year.
Finally, Netflix is adding a game called Spiritfarer where you play a ferry captain to the deceased. You need to build a boat to explore the world and then befriend and nurture souls before releasing them into the afterlife. The game is developed by Canada-based Thunder Lotus Games and will be released sometime this year.
These upcoming games will join 22 games currently available in the Netflix game catalog, including Stranger Things 3: The Game, Stranger Things: 1984, Card Blast, Shooting Hoops, Asphalt Xtreme, Krispee Street, Moonlighter, Exploding Kittens: The Game, and Knittens And more.
To access titles on Android, you need to tap on the new “Games” tab in the Netflix app for Android where the games are listed. After choosing the title, users are directed to the Google Play Store to install games, as you would any other app. Once the games are downloaded, they are available to play at any time by clicking on them within the Netflix app or on the home screen of your Android device. For iOS, Netflix uses a similar system where users are directed to the Apple App Store for downloads. The games will also require users to authenticate with their Netflix membership information to start playing.
Netflix launched the game service in November 2021 and adds new games to its catalog every month. Currently, the titles are free to play and do not include any in-app purchases. The company views gaming as a way to grow and maintain its existing subscriber base.