Could Netflix, Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) Be Getting Into The Gaming Business Via Its Streaming Platform

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Netflix is known for industry-hopping every now and then for certain projects, and it appears this uniqueness is out again, with Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) releasing its first original game, Infinite Runner.

The game itself is based on original content, from shows, which are most popular amongst their users. Allegedly, this is a great way to pass the time, for users who are waiting for the next episode of their series to buffer.

More details about the game

The game itself is rather simple, similar to that of an endless runner game. The game is located on the sidebar of the streaming platform website. The game is by far not complicated, it is a simple matter of selecting a character, based on your favorite series, and then tapping the spacebar to avoid the various obstacles in your path.

Depending on the choice of character, the world (or racetrack) which you run on will have a different theme. The characters, which are currently available include the likes of Pablo Escobar, (Narcos), Marco Polo (Marco Polo), Piper Chapman (Orange Is The New Black), or Mike Wheeler (Stranger Things).

Those who have already played the game will understand the benefits for users on the platform, as depending on the speed of your internet, often it can take a short while for episodes, and movies to load, which can now be passed playing this game.

More about Netflix development

It is beyond doubt, that Netflix is diligently working on being the most relevant streaming option for those, who are looking for a good source of entertainment. This game is one example of this. There are countless others.

For example, it is noteworthy to mention, that in order to stay a pioneer in media-entertainment, the company has almost doubled its content base, including a host of original Netflix shows. Currently, Netflix reports to having over 30 original titles under their belt. However, they did disclose that their goal is to have a 50 percent ratio between original content, and normal content.

Netflix stock closed at $131.07 on Monday, after witnessing a decline of $0.74 or 0.56%

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