Netflix has been quietly building its games section, and Oxenfree, a game centered around teenagers who accidentally open a ghostly portal, is the latest title to join the lineup.
Oxenfree is a 2016 game by Night School Studio and its sequel Oxenfree II: Lost Signals is set to release sometime in 2022. In GameSpot’s review of Oxenfree, reviewer Alexa Ray Corriea praised the game for its unpredictable narrative and significant impact. of the different character choices. “Oxenfree is more of a ghost story with a Freaks and Geeks-esque veneer,” Corriea said. “It’s a story about coping with loss, broken relationships and the inflexibility with which teenagers deal with sudden changes, all wrapped up in one frightening paranormal encounter.”
Night School Studio is now owned by Netflix, so it’s no surprise that the game is coming to the app. Apparently, Oxenfree II will also be coming to the service at some point in the future.
Netflix’s gaming section offers mostly mobile titles and features great titles like Into the Breach and Poinpy. Spiritfarer is another game soon to be added to Netflix and so far the selection of titles makes Netflix a worthy adversary to competitors like Apple Arcade.
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