Netflix's foray into gaming has officially started, if you live in Poland. The streaming service announced on Thursday that users of its Android app in Poland can now try its in-the-works gaming platform with two existing Stranger Things games made by Netflix's developer partner BonusXP, a Texas-based studio. The games were first developed and released in 2017 and 2019, respectively.
"Today members in Poland can try Netflix mobile gaming on Android with two games, Stranger Things: 1984 and Stranger Things 3. It's very, very early days and we've got a lot of work to do in the months ahead, but this is the first step," reads the company's announcement. Netflix is promising no ads or in-app purchases, and any games that normally cost money — such as Stranger Things 3 — are now included free with an active Netflix membership.
Netflix's expansion into gaming has been a long time coming. The company has dabbled in games for years now, releasing Stranger Things titles and also exploring interactive media with specials like "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch." Earlier this year, the company began signaling its efforts to take a more serious stab at developing games. In July, the company hired Mike Verdu from Facebook's Oculus and later that month confirmed in a letter to investors that it would be focusing its efforts on mobile titles for now.