The past couple of weeks have been an extremely rough time for both Telltale Games and its developers after the studio announced that it will soon shut down, laying off the majority of its staff, and is now facing a class action lawsuit. Telltale’s apparent closure also brings to question the fate of some of its games. Luckily, things are appearing brighter for the studio’s adaptation of Netflix’s Stranger Things, as Devolver Digital reached out to Netflix and expressed its interest in publishing the game.
Devolver Digital, best known for games such as Hotline Miami and Enter the Gungeon, sent out a tweet to Netflix for a chance to produce the Stranger Things game b6 linking its resume that opens to the website of developer No Code, a studio based in Glasgow, Scotland. No Code is known for games such as Alien: Isolation and the episodic horror adventure-puzzle game called Stories Untold, that already embodies a Stranger Things vibe. It is evident that Devolver wants No Code to be the developer on the Stranger Things game should Netflix oblige its request.
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) September 24, 2018
A few days ago, Netflix made it abundantly clear that it is still planning to make the Stranger Things game with or without Telltale. In a statement, the streaming giant said that it is “in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium.” Netflix has already ventured into Stranger Things video games in the past with a game for the PlayStation VR and another one for iOS and Android devices. As of now, the company is still yet to make a decision on whether it would take Devolver’s offer, produce the game itself, or reach out to other publishers.
A few days prior to reaching out to Netflix, Devolver Digital also tweeted Rockstar Games and offered its services to port the upcoming game, Red Dead Redemption 2 to the PC. So far, the game is only planned to release on the PS4 and Xbox One in October, but just as it was with GTA V, a PC port is expected to follow. It is unclear if Devolver was serious when it reached out to Rockstar, but the publisher is known for poking fun at big publishers, and a partnership between the two is highly unlikely anyway.