Netflix ventured into mobile games last year. The streaming giant revealed the list of games releasing this May. Ranging from a casual game or a game with more immersive experience, the new lineup includes Dragon Up (East Side Games), Moonlighter (11 Bit Studios), Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt (Handy Games), and Exploding Kittens – The Game (Exploding Kittens Digital).
You can download games directly from the Netflix mobile app on the day of release at 10 am PT.
To find these games, Android mobile users will see a dedicated games row and a games tab where you can select any game to download, while iOS mobile users will see a dedicated games row where you can select any game to download.
Here are more details and release dates the upcoming games:
- Dragon Up (24 May)
Hatch and collect rare dragons — then help them revive their magic in this colourful and beautifully animated idle adventure single-player game. Save the kingdom by discovering each dragon’s unique design, personality and rewards. Expand your idle kingdom by unlocking more lands and exotic habitats. Upgrade your dragons and nests, and they’ll produce more coins. Collect cards and magic potions, then level up your favourite dragons to increase their abilities. The best way to make money is to eat money so feed gold to your pet dragon Billy to unlock amazing treasures, new dragons, and new nests.
Fun fact: Dragon Up’s flat, graphic style takes inspiration from Scandinavian design and illustration seen in early storybooks and fairy tales. Each dragon reflects the nest they came from, and almost all reflect the natural world – an important thematic component of the Scandinavian illustration that inspired the game.
- Moonlighter (24 May)
By day, he will manage a shop in an idyllic village. By night, explore dungeons, slay monsters and unlock mysteries in this best-of-both-worlds RPG adventure, and our first game from Spain. Step into the shoes of Will, a courageous shopkeeper who secretly dreams of becoming a hero in this action role-playing game. During the day, you’re your own boss. Put items on sale, set their prices carefully, manage gold reserves, recruit assistants and work toward shop upgrades. Get to know fellow villagers as you help establish new businesses, craft new armor and weapons, and use existing equipment to level up your abilities. But beware — some shady individuals may want to steal your precious offerings.
Fun fact: Will, the protagonist, has white hair inspired by one of the main characters from the game, Bastion by Supergiant Games called The Kid. Many people think Will is an old man because of that, but he’s actually in his twenties.
- Townsmen – A Kingdom Rebuilt (24 May)
Who knew running a kingdom was so tough? This mobile version of the acclaimed strategy game, and our first game from Germany, lets you reign supreme. Start with a small village and build your way up to a massive medieval metropolis. A crisp and colorful land awaits you and your settlers, who need food, protection, and fun! Send forth your builders to construct a city of your own design. Manage workers to cut wood and to mine valuable ore. But keep an eye on the weather, disease and disasters. And don’t forget to keep those tax coins rolling in. Seasons will impact the demand for certain goods like extra water for summer and more clothes in winter. You’re in charge, you make the calls!
Fun fact: Townies (your loyal subjects) don’t enter buildings; they become invisible in front of each door.
- Exploding Kittens – The Game (31 May)
Bring the catnip and play with up to five of your friends in this single or multiplayer game from the hit tabletop game creator Exploding Kittens. Draw as many cards as you can, and do your best to dodge — or defuse — fatal felines. Or else, boom goes the dynamite! In this kitty-powered game of chance, players draw cards — until someone draws an exploding kitten and blows up. But that’s not all, Netflix members will be able to play with two new exclusive cards, Radar and Flip Flop, enabling players to manipulate the deck in new ways. Radar reveals to players the position of the Exploding Kitten closest to the top of the card deck and Flip Flop reverses the order of the cards in the deck, featuring original art by The Oatmeal.
Fun Fact: Future versions of Exploding Kittens – The Game will have an exclusive expansion pack of cards that will be themed around the Netflix series coming in 2023 so you can play with your favorite characters and bring the show to life.