Devolver Digitial has offered to continue working on Telltale's Stranger Things game after its original developers shut down suddenly last week.
History tells us that movies or television shows being made into video games, or vice versa, doesn't always work out. There are a few examples where it has been a huge success, such as The Lion King video game and a couple of iterations of Spider-Man, including the latest one, but for the most part, developers don't seem to be able to get it right.
That never stops us from imagining how cool it would be if we could step into our favorite universes and take control of the characters. Earlier this year, it was announced by Telltale games that that dream was going to become a reality for Stranger Things fans. The gaming company had started working alongside Netflix to create a game based on the goings on in Hawkins, Indiana and The Upside Down.
However, as you may have heard, Telltale is no more, or at least very close to that. It laid off almost all of its employees and will no longer be developing a Stranger Things game along with a whole host of other upcoming projects. Never fear, however, as Devolver Digital has just stepped in to save the day. The UK-based company tweeted Netflix this week offering to pick up where Telltale left off.
There's good reason to use Devolver for this project too, as was included in the tweet. The developers showed what they're capable of via a trailer for their Stories Untold game, another series that was canceled and rescued by Devolver. You might notice that the trailer has a bit of a Stranger Things feel to it. That's because Kyle Lambert created the poster for the game, the same man who created the Stranger Things poster for Netflix.
Fans who had their hearts set on a Stranger Things game need not give up hope just yet. In fact, taking all of the above into account, you'd have to imagine that Netflix will take Devolver up on the offer. In addition to everything else, the developer has also thrown an invite to any former Telltale employee out there to "join in on this and continue their vision", so whatever Netflix and Telltale had planned for a Stranger Things game can continue.