Netflix Acquires Oxenfree Developer Night School Studio

Netflix announced it has acquired Night School Studio, the developer behind Oxenfree, Afterparty, and Next Stop Nowhere.

“Night School wants to stretch our narrative and design aspirations across distinctive, original games with heart. Netflix gives film, TV, and now game makers an unprecedented canvas to create and deliver excellent entertainment to millions of people,” wrote Sean Krankel, co-founder and studio director in a statement. The developer is the first game studio bought by Netflix, which earlier this year announced its plans to expand into the video games industry.

In the statement, Krankel wrote that Netflix has a track record for supporting diverse storytellers, which felt like a natural fit for Night School Studio. “The Netflix team has shown the utmost care for protecting our studio culture and creative vision. We’ll keep making Oxenfree II. We’ll keep cooking up new game worlds,” he wrote.

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Author: George Yang