Por Eva Mathews e Lisa Richwine e Dawn Chmielewski
BENGALURU/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Netflix is exclusively adding “Relic Hunters: Rebels”, the first mobile game from mining developer Rogue Snail, to its games catalog, the streaming platform said on Tuesday.
In the game, of the “looter shooter” genre, users control four hunters with the aim of collecting different weapons to fight against space ducks and turtles in an attempt to defeat the evil Ducan Empire.
Netflix has recently entered the mobile gaming market and has been beefing up its titles. The company acquired three game studios – Night School, best known for the game “Oxenfree”; Next Games, the Finnish studio behind the game “Stranger Things”; and Boss Fight Entertainment, popular for “Dungeon Boss”.
Analysts have signaled that the company’s efforts in the segment are likely to be costly and take time before making an impact, as the mobile gaming industry has its veterans.
“We tried to make a game that ran easily on older phones so we could reach a wider audience in places where people can’t buy a new device every year,” Rogue Snail Chief Executive Mark Venturelli said in a statement. communicated.
“The idea that we could make games without worrying about monetization was also very compelling as it allows us to just focus on making a fun game without having to worry about how to pay our bills.”
Rogue Snail was founded in 2013 and has published titles such as “Star Vikings Forever”, “Chroma Squad” and others based on Relic Hunters.