Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales takes players on an adventure through the world of Stranger Things. The game is an 80s-style puzzle role-playing game. It was originally scheduled to launch on iOS and Android in 2020 but will now launch in 2021.
Currently, the game is only available in a few countries (Philippines, Australia, Poland, Finland, and Canada), with further distribution on the way. According to Next Games, the full game will be released by the end of 2021, although it hopes to do so much sooner.
The original story of Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales began as follows:
There has been a soft launch of Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales a story-focused puzzle adventure RPG by Next Games. In previous announcements from June last year, the Finnish developer and Netflix announced a collaboration on the new title. The app description does not mention location-based mechanics or Google Maps integration, but when it was announced, this was mentioned. There is potential that development has shifted away from that element due to the global pandemic. You can download Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales for iOS and Android devices in selected countries via Google Play and App Store.
A friend does not lie
According to its description, this app features puzzle adventures with Eleven, Dustin, and the rest of the crew. In exploring locations such as Palace Arcade, Starcourt Mall, and Upside Down, you will face enemies created by the Mind Flayer. It’s time to step up for Hawkins! Though originally scheduled to launch in 2020, it now appears the game will launch in 2021 as a soft launch. The story of Strange Things: Puzzle Tales takes place between episodes 1 and 2 of Stranger Things, developed by BonusXP independently in October 2017.
A huge fan base
The CEO of Next Games, Teemu Huuhtanen, revealed that he is a Stranger Things fan and was thrilled to partner with Netflix on the mobile game. A bite-sized mobile entertainment experience based on Stranger Things will let fans explore the games’ rich themes, such as friendship and supernatural adventure. Fans of the show will benefit from Netflix’s unparalleled reach across the globe as the game is delivered in the best possible way.
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