Netflix games can sometimes drop without warning, and it looks like the streaming giant isn’t stopping this trend anytime soon. Netflix’s shadow has fallen Twelve Minutes et Kentucky Route Zeroboth of which are now available on mobile platforms for subscribers.
Both games were originally published by Annapurna Interactive when they came to other platforms. They were also previously announced for Netflix, but no specific date was given.
After spending nearly a decade in development, Twelve Minutes was first released on Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S and PC in 2021 before hitting PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch a few months later. It tells a time-looped story involving a man, his wife, and a stranger, played by James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe, respectively. It was a deeply divisive game, as some praised its novelty, while others had trouble with its punishing puzzles and bizarre late-game reveals.
Kentucky Route Zero was also in development for some time, but was widely considered a beautiful and surreal adventure game. Its first episode debuted on PC in 2013 before ending in 2020, that is, on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.