Netflix continues to bolster its lineup of mobile games: On Tuesday, the company launches the award-winning turn-based strategy game “Into the Breach” from Subset Games.
With the addition of “Into the Breach”, Netflix’s mobile game count now stands at 24 titles. The games are available to subscribers of its main video streaming service at no additional cost – the theory being that the games will increase customer satisfaction and therefore reduce the likelihood of them cancelling. It’s still early days for Netflix’s gaming push, which began last summer — meaning strategy likely won’t be a key storyline when the company reports second-quarter results later on Tuesday.
“Into the Breach”, winner of Best Strategy Game at The Game Awards 2018, began as a response to movies and games in which the defenders of a city destroy the entire city in the process. Subset Games wanted to create a game where players cared about collateral damage – and were willing to sacrifice their heroes to protect the city.
For mobile versions of Netflix, the “Into the Breach” interface has been redesigned with a smaller form factor in mind and features with new Advanced Edition content, including new pilots, mechs, weapons, enemies , missions and more. In the game, players must assemble a team of pilots and mechs, each with unique traits and abilities, then command them in turn-based battles against an alien enemy that threatens the future of civilization. In “Into the Breach”, failure is an option: if you are defeated, you can send aid back in time to try to save humanity in another timeline.
On Netflix, “Into the Breach” will add support for seven additional languages, bringing the streamer’s lineup of games to 17 supported languages in total. The new languages are: Arabic, Thai, Swedish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Spanish (Latin America).
According to Netflix, fans of “Into The Breach” will also enjoy playing three other mobile games already available on the platform: the first-person shooter “Into The Dead 2: Unleashed”, the single-player open-world game ” Arcanium: Rise of Akhan” and the action-adventure RPG title “Moonlighter”.
Netflix subscribers can download games through the streamer’s mobile app for Android and iOS from the games tab.
To date, Netflix has acquired two game studios: Night School Studio, known for the supernatural mystery adventure title “Oxenfree”, and Next Games, a Finland-based mobile game developer, whose titles include “Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales” and two based on AMC’s TV series “The Walking Dead.”