Netflix has bought Night School Studio, an indie game developer based in Glendale, California. The acquisition isn’t quite Roald Dahl-sized, but it is a statement of intent from the streamer as it ventures into gaming.
Night School was founded in 2014 by Sean Krankel and Adam Hines. It is behind the well-received games Oxenfree, Afterparty, and Next Stop Nowhere, as well as mobile game Mr. Robot (which is based on USA Network’s series of the same name).
“We’re inspired by their bold mission to set a new bar for storytelling in games,” said Mike Verdu, Netflix’s vp of game development, about Night School. “Their commitment to artistic excellence and proven track record make them invaluable partners as we build out the creative capabilities and library of Netflix games together.”