Netflix buys Oxenfree developer Night School Studio

In one of Netflix’s first big moves as it expands into game devleopment, the streaming company announced on Tuesday that it’s acquired indie developer Night School Studio. Night School’s first game Oxenfree was highly praised when it came out in 2016, and we also quite liked Afterparty, an adventure game about drinking your way out of hell. The studio is currently developing a sequel to Oxenfree, which will continue under Netflix’s ownership.

“Night School wants to stretch our narrative and design aspirations across distinctive, original games with heart,” writes Night School co-founder Sean Krankel. “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. It felt like both teams came to this conclusion instinctively.”

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