You watch the cell-shadowed water slowly engulf the beach sand, as the setting sun casts an orange glow on the scene. A mysterious woman who seems to know you is sitting next to you, as the tranquil sounds of the sea wash over you—oops, you blinked. You are now in a completely different scene set later in time. This was the experience I had when playing before your eyesone of Netflix’s hidden gems among its obscured catalog of games.
Video streaming service, Netflix launched a catalog of games last November on its platform. However, after nine months, most Netflix users don’t know they have access to these games. The games are free as long as you have a Netflix subscription. They are similar to what customers pay on the App Store or Google Play. Netflix currently has 27 games in its catalog and aims to increase that number to 50 by the end of 2022.
According to CNBC, an app tracker called Apptopia “estimates that an average of 1.7 million people interact with games daily, less than 1% of Netflix’s 221 million subscribers.” In our survey of 19 randomly selected students, 53% of students have not heard of netflix games, and 95% have not played any. The low player base is due to Netflix’s lack of marketing and the tedious process to access these games. It’s a shame because some of the most memorable experiences I’ve had on my smartphone in recent times have come from Netflix games.
before your eyes it’s a game about blinking, as a developer Goodbye World Games he puts it on. The game tells the story of Benjamin Brynn reliving his past memories as he makes his way through the afterlife. The narrative touches on deep themes such as grief, expectations, loneliness, and death. The app uses eye-tracking technology to abruptly switch memory every time the player blinks, creating a sense of longing. Eye tracking is also used for quick-time inventive events within each memory. The game mechanics combined with good audio design and heartfelt narration makes for a memorable experience.
this is a true story, is a slow-paced 2D side-scrolling game that takes the player on a long journey to search for water in sub-Saharan Africa. The game is a collaboration with Ice Pop Games Y Charity: Water. This educational role-playing game (RPG) aims to raise awareness about the scarcity of clean water in many areas.
The gameplay was a bit mundane, but I appreciated the beautiful art and the cause behind it. These innovative new storytelling methods are refreshing in today’s ocean of knock-offs and cheap games. predatory monetization in the gaming industry.
Netflix also offers more light-hearted and silly games like pointed. The game is about a green blob who collects fruit to feed a blue beast before he gets angry.
Another game, Moonlighter, is a top-down dungeon crawler mixed with shop elements. There is also a variety of card and puzzle games such as exploding kittens Y smash remastered. In addition to these games, Netflix has released projects on its own properties like Stranger Things 3: The Game. Netflix even has exclusive decks on the popular charades game, Warning.
In a landscape of horribly marketed freemium games full of microtransactions, services like netflix games Y apple arcade provide a cleaner alternative. If you have Netflix, then you already have access to this collection. In any case, at least try before your eyes just because of the witty narration.