Netflix is adding Oxenfree, the popular supernatural mystery thriller game created by Night School Studio, to its list of games. Oxenfree: Netflix Edition is now available for Netflix subscribers to download on iOS and Android devices, the company announced on its Tudum global fan event on Saturday. Game launch is coming a year after the Netflix acquisition Evening school studio.
Oxenfree originally launched in 2016 and was Night School’s debut title. The Netflix edition of the game does not include ads or in-app purchases and also adds localization support.
In the game, players take on the role of Alex, a rebellious teenage girl who takes her new stepbrother Jonas on a one-night party on Edwards Island, which is an abandoned military island. Then the night turns when a group of friends unwittingly open a ghostly rift caused by the island’s mysterious past. Throughout the game, players choose each aspect of Alex’s story as they explore the island through dialogue choices.
“Oxenfree is such a special game to so many people, and launching on Netflix is a really exciting opportunity for us to bring Alex’s story to even more people – maybe even someone who never thought they’d enjoy playing a game.” said Shawn Krankel, co-founder and studio director at Night School Studio, in a statement. “As a Netflix game studio, we have the best support to bring Oxenfree: Netflix Edition to a global audience. Our community has requested subtitles in additional languages for a long time, and this version of Oxenfree: Netflix Edition truly provides the best narrative experience for players around the world in their local language. “
At launch, in-game subtitles are available in over 30 languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian , Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Russian, Spanish (Latam), Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
While Netflix has released a handful of games on its streaming service over the past few months, the addition of Oxenfree: Netflix Edition marks the first domestic launch. The release could also be a way for Netflix to attract more people to its gaming service, which is likely an important goal for the company, especially considering that a recent report revealed that less over 1% of Netflix subscribers are interested in Netflix Games.
Oxenfree: Netflix Edition is available for mobile download on netflix.com/oxenfree. When playing games on Netflix, iOS or Android mobile phone users will see a dedicated games row where they can select any game to download. Subscribers on an Android or iOS tablet will see a dedicated games row or be able to select games from a category drop-down menu to download and play.
Netflix plans to have more than 50 games on its platform by the end of the year. The company launched its gaming service in November 2021 and adds new games to its catalog every month. The titles are currently free to play and do not include in-app purchases.