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Netflix Moving Ahead With Stranger Things Game, Despite Telltale Closing

Despite the massive layoffs last week at Telltale Games reducing the video game studio's staff to a mere 25 members, Netflix still intends to proceed with their planned video game adaptation of Stranger Things.

The award-winning Netflix original series had announced an interactive game developed by Telltale in June to exist within the horror series' continuity and expand the mythos. Additionally, the game studio was developing Minecraft: Story Mode for the premium streaming service allowing viewers to engage in an interactive choose-your-own-adventure style adaptation of the popular game across five installments.

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"We are saddened by news about Telltale Games," revealed Netflix in a statement to Polygon. "They developed many great games in the past and left an indelible mark in the industry. Minecraft: Story Mode is still moving forward as planned. We are in the process of evaluating other options for bringing the Stranger Things universe to life in an interactive medium."

The gaming industry was shocked by news last week that Telltale Games was facing potential closure after suddenly laying off hundreds of employees. The move signaled the impromptu cancellation of The Walking Dead: The Final Season after the release of its first episode with its second -- and presumably final -- episode scheduled to be released tomorrow.

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There had been no announced release date for the Stranger Things video game while Minecraft: Story Mode had expected to premiere its first episode before the year's end on Netflix before the mass layoffs at Telltale Games.

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