Telltale Games, an independent game developer based in San Rafael, announced Wednesday that it has made a deal with Netflix to produce a video game based on the hit show, Stranger Things.
Telltale Games revealed few details about the game, announcing the news while also announcing that Netflix would be streaming an interactive version of Telltale's game Minecraft: Story Mode. Telltale had little to say about either project.
"Our partnership with Netflix is something we're incredibly proud of, and while we don't have anything more to share right now, we're excited to reveal details on these projects later in the year," Telltale posted on Twitter Wednesday.
Three former LucasArts employees — Dan Connors, Kevin Bruner and Troy Molander — founded Telltale in 2004, following LucasArts's cancellation of a game they worked on together called Sam & Max Hit the Road. The company went on to create games for movies such as Back to the Future and Jurassic Park. But Telltale saw its first big success with the episodic game it created based on The Walking Dead comic and television series. Upon its release in 2012, the game sold a million copies in 20 days. Telltale went on to develop four more games in the series.
Building on its cinematic, episodic style developed for the The Walking Dead games, it then produced games for notable properties such as Game of Thrones and Guardians of the Galaxy. Continuing successes led the company to grow to 400 employees, but the company couldn't sustain the staffing level and it laid off 90 employees — 25 percent of its staff — last year.