+ Tuesday June 18th, 2019

Just in case your Ingress isn’t feeling very Prime, byour Pokemon Go got up and went or your Wizards aren’t very United, Netflix and Next Games have unveiled a new game based on Stranger Things.

Stranger Things will be a location-based puzzle game, and reimagines the property with a cartoon-themed look and feel.

Besides neatly sidestepping the issue of licensing actors’ likenesses, this might also make some of Stranger Things’ creepy-scary creatures a little more palatable for a mainstream gaming audience.

Players will be able to explore the Upside Down hidden around them in their daily travels, and team up to fight back its emerging evils.

Netflix is definitely looking to establish Stranger Things as a franchise, with related merchandise finally starting to emerge (particularly LEGO’s imaginative Upside Down set).

Next Games has an impressive pedigree in the location/AR-based game space with The Walking Dead: Our World capturing gamers’ imaginations (I know a few Ingress players who’ve switched over to it).

It all sounds pretty exciting and fun enough, but you’ll have to wait a little while – Stranger Things is due for release in 2020. In the meantime, the third season of the show is due to hit Netflix in early July.

Source: Next Games.

Jason Murray   Assistant Editor

Jason Murray

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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