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Netflix bought yet another studio as part of gaming push

Netflix bought yet another studio as part of gaming push


The streamer’s gaming empire continues to grow with the acquisition of Boss Fight Entertainment

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Netflix has added another game developer to its ranks. The company announced that it has acquired Boss Fight Entertainment, a mobile studio based in Texas. It’s the third game studio that Netflix has scooped up following Oxenfree developer Night School and Next Games, the team behind a Stranger Things puzzle game. Past games from Boss Fight include a mobile strategy game called Dungeon Boss; the studio was founded following the closure of Zynga’s Dallas studio, which developed the Facebook game CastleVille.

The news comes as Netflix is making a major push into the gaming space. In addition to acquiring established studios, Netflix has also made mobile games a part of its subscription package — just this week saw the announcement of three new games on the platformwhile also experimenting with interactive series, including an upcoming daily trivia game called Trivia Quest.

With regards to Boss Fight, Netflix’s VP of game studios, Amir Rahimi, said in a statement that “this studio’s extensive experience building hit games across genres will help accelerate our ability to provide Netflix members with great games wherever they want to play them.”