‘Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales’ Removed From App Stores; Directed to Netflix Games
Stranger Things: Tales of Riddles was removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store in recent days, with the game being revamped and headed exclusively to Netflix Games in the near future.
Developed by Next Games (currently under development bought by Netflix) Stranger Things: Tales of Riddles is the mobile puzzle RPG that uses Netflix IP with hundreds of levels. The game was free until now and was supported by in-app purchases.
Now the game is removed and reset with the game set to receive a revamped version in Q4 2020 according to the upcoming games website. This means that all existing players of the game (who may have spent hundreds in the app) will soon have their progress removed as the game moves to Netflix where there will be no in-app purchases.
Why Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales is closing
The game featured a notice in recent days confirming that it will be removed from the App Store, although if you are an existing player the game will not be disconnected (but you should keep it on your device) for a few months at less.
The in-app notice reads:
“We’ve had many exciting adventures with you around Hawkins, and later this year those adventures will be bigger than ever – as Stranger Things Puzzle Tales hits Netflix exclusively in late 2022!
In order to prepare for this move, we will be making some changes to the current live game.
These changes include:
“- In-app purchases will be disabled.
– The game will no longer be available for download through the app stores.
– We will be adding free items, Goo and Radios to the store and the premium Task Pass will be available for everyone (starting May 20) to help you advance in the game without in-app purchases.
It should be noted, however, that the game is set to go offline for existing players on August 15, 2022, with the latter noting that there will be “no more updates to the current version of the game”, but insists that there will always be “player support”. ”
This decision was controversial to say the least. His devoted fan base expressed his frustrations on platforms like YouTube with a commenter saying:
“This news really sucks for those who have spent so much time and money and advanced far in the game, but maybe now, since it requires a Netflix subscription and no in-app purchases or ads, it won’t be possible. -be not so difficult to get items and level up characters. Also, now we know how best to level up, which characters are best to level up first, and we can fix any mistakes we have committed previously. Depending on the changes they make, I can still play or simply reduce my losses.
Existing players, according to a support article, will be able to get a Puzzle Tales progression pack once the game is relaunched by fill out a form.
Excluding interactive specials, Netflix currently hosts 18 mobile games since the initiative launched in November 2022 and this number is expected to reaches 50 by the end of 2022.
Of course, Netflix Games already has a few Stranger Things games available for free to all Netflix subscribers. They have Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3: the game (both developed by BonusXP) available on the platform.
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h/t FilmNewsAndMore on Twitter for heads up.