Netflix Games has announced three new titles that are available on the subscription service for Android and iOS users. The games include This Is A True Story, Shatter Remastered, and Into The Dead 2: Unleashed. The first two games became available on Tuesday, while the third is simply marked down as ‘Coming soon’.
To play the games, you can download them from the Netflix mobile app or directly from your operating system’s app store. On the Android app, you will find the game row and game tab where you can find these titles and on iOS, there is a dedicated games row.
Describing each game, Netflix writes:
This Is A True Story (March 22)
Here’s a startling statistic: 771 million people on the planet don’t have access to clean and safe drinking water. In collaboration with Charity: Water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries, Frosty Pop created this lush narrative puzzle game to share a true story of a Sub-Saharan African woman’s daily struggle to get water for her family. Based on actual interviews and experiences, the role-playing game allows players to explore a beautiful, hand-painted landscape all while surviving a windstorm, catching poachers, and even befriending a goat! Adventure and insight await at every turn. Fun fact: charity:water’s team throughout the last several years traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa countries to interview several women whose stories make up the experiences laid out in the game.
Shatter Remastered (March 22)
A retro-inspired brick-breaking game that combines classic action with unique twists and incredible boss battles. Shatter Remastered is an updated version of Shatter™, the 2009 award-winning game from Sidhe, originally released on the Playstation 3. Widely accepted as the game that redefined the brick-breaking genre, Shatter Remastered features dozens of unique levels packed with amazing physics, power-ups, boss battles and special attacks. These maneuvers are easy to learn but hard to master. This refreshed mobile-optimized version includes global leaderboards so you can track your high scores against the best brick breakers in the world. Fun fact: The Shatter soundtrack was created by New-Zealand based musician Module and has approx. 90 minutes of original electronic-style music.
Into The Dead 2: Unleashed (Coming soon)
Do whatever it takes to save your family and survive the zombie apocalypse in this ultimate runner/shooter hybrid. In this sequel to the hit zombie action game Into the Dead, armed players must fend off ever-increasing zombie threats while crossing treacherous terrain. In a world where no one is safe, do what needs to be done to stay alive. Maim, mow down, and eliminate the Dead – anything to keep moving. This game features multiple action-packed chapters, dozens of stages (i.e. oil fields and military bases), hundreds of challenges (think burning forests and frozen mountain tops) and players can unlock and upgrade melee weapons, firearms, explosives, and more! Fun fact: Mason, featured in a significant part of the games story, was voiced by a New Zealand actor by the name of Matt Whelan who went on to feature in the second season of Narcos.
By offering games such as these, Netflix hopes to give people more of a reason to maintain their existing subscription or sign-up for the first time. Earlier this month, Netflix bought Next Games for $72.08 million. The studio has made two The Walking Dead titles and Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales.