Last Updated: January 18, 2022
The technology website Gizmodo has published that the streaming giant, Netflix, announced a new era in its platform with the purchase of Night School Studio, focusing beyond movies and TV shows to video games. Night School Studio is an independent, indie game developer that has created such popular games as (among others) Afterpay, Oxenfree, and Oxenfree II.
Netflix decided to stretch its horizons after fewer users joined this year compared to 2020, announcing the acquisition of Night School Studio just one day after the video game developer revealed that their library of video games would be free to use for every subscriber in Spain and Italy—only one month after Night School Studio acknowledged the unrestricted use of video games in Poland. (The video games are free to download, but you are likely to be redirected to Google Play Store to conduct the download.)
Sean Krankel (founder of Night School Studio) praised Netflix for showing such dedication in protecting the studio’s culture: “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.” Night School Studio should be an excellent fit for Netflix because it’s a small studio, yet very popular among indie fans.
Earlier this year, Netflix showed signs of perfectly fitting in (even dominating) the gaming industry, capturing an even larger user base. But even though Netflix is considered the world leader in streaming, many movies and TV Shows are not available in every region. With the help of VPNs specialized for Netflix, however, users could watch the most-watched movies wherever they are.