Netflix Acquires Boss Fight Entertainment Studio

Dungeon Boss developer Boss Fight Entertainment is now owned by Netflix.
Dungeon Boss developer Boss Fight Entertainment is now owned by Netflix. / Photo courtesy of Boss Fight Entertainment

Netflix's gaming assets continue to grow, as the streaming giant has acquired its third game development studio in the form of Boss Fight Entertainment.

This is the third game development studio acquisition for Netflix in the past six months. Its highest profile acquisition saw it add Oxenfree developer Night School Studio to its portfolio in September; it then acquired Stranger Things: Puzzle Tales studio Next Games earlier this month.

Boss Fight has created a single game to date: the mobile RPG Dungeon Boss. Its headquarters are in Allen, Texas, and it will continue to operate out of its studios in that city; Austin, Texas; and Seattle, Washington.

"Boss Fight’s mission is to bring simple, beautiful, and fun game experiences to our players wherever they want to play," said the founders of Boss Fight Entertainment in a statement.

"Netflix’s commitment to offer ad-free games as part of members’ subscriptions enables game developers like us to focus on creating delightful game play without worrying about monetization. We couldn’t be more excited to join Netflix at this early stage as we continue doing what we love to do while helping to shape the future of games on Netflix together."

Netflix's games offerings remain slim and region-locked; it conducted a Poland-exclusive test making two mobile games based on "Stranger Things" in August of last year. No games content has yet been made available through the service anywhere else in the world.