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Netflix Is Getting Minecraft, But It's Not Exactly The Video Game
Story model is coming later this year.  Kids start your pickaxes (CCSS Level: Grade 9, Words: 261)
Jun 15, 2018 Culture & Entertainment
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According to an exclusive report from Tech Radar, this is not a new TV show, it's a video game developed by TellTale, the studio behind the popular Walking Dead games.


Last year, Netflix was expanding into the 'choose-your-own-adventure' category, interactive content aimed at kids, starting with Puss in Book: Trapped in the Epic Tale - a series that took Shrek's Puss in Boots and dropped him into an adventure where he's attempting to escape from a storybook - and Buddy Thunderstruck, which showcases the hijinks of the hero Buddy, a truck-racing dog. Apparently these initial efforts were successful.

Story Mode takes place in the Minecraft' world and follows Jesse, a new character (who, it should be said, can be either male or female), in an attempt to save the world. According to Netflix, its version of the game will be a "five-episode interactive narrative series, " with TechRadar clarifying that the experience will be "delivered via video files and will accept commands via any remote equipped with directional and select buttons." The format should work well with TellTale's games, which mainly rely on point-and click mechanics. In related news TellTale is reportedly developing a Stranger Things game. Or, well, an "interactive story" version of Stranger Things.



Minecraft: Story Mode initially launched in October 2015. It remains to be seen exactly what Netflix's version is going to look like, but the company does stress that it has no interest in adding traditional games to its service at the moment. "We don't have any plans to get into gaming," a company spokesperson said in a statement. "There's a broad spectrum of entertainment available today. Games have become increasingly cinematic, but we view this as interactive narrative storytelling on our service."

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