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Netflix adds online game Relic Hunters from Brazilian developer to its catalog

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May 3 (Reuters) – Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) is exclusively adding shooter-looter ‘Relic Hunters: Rebels’, the first mobile game from Brazilian developer Rogue Snail, to its games catalog, the platform said on Tuesday. streaming.

The game involves participants playing as four of the hunters with the aim of collecting different weapons to battle space ducks and turtles in an attempt to defeat the evil Ducan Empire.

Netflix, which recently branched out into mobile gaming, has bolstered its titles. It acquired three game studios – Night School, best known for the game “Oxenfree”, Next Games, the Finnish studio behind the game “Stranger Things”, and Boss Fight Entertainment, popular for “Dungeon Boss”.

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Analysts have signaled that the company’s efforts will be costly and will take some time before they can have an impact, given that the mobile gaming industry has its veterans.

“We tried to make a game that would run smoothly on older phones, so we could reach a wider audience in places where people can’t afford a new device every year,” said Rogue’s CEO. Snail, Mark Venturelli, in a statement.

“The idea that we can make games without worrying about monetization was also very compelling, as it allows us to just focus on making a fun game without having to worry about how to pay our bills. “

Rogue Snail, founded in 2013, is a fully remote game studio based in Brazil. The company released titles like “Star Vikings Forever”, “Chroma Squad” and other titles based on Relic Hunters.

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Reporting by Eva Mathews in Bengaluru, Lisa Richwine and Dawn Chmielewski in Los Angeles; Editing by Shailesh Kuber

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