Netflix Adds Game Developer Boss Fight Entertainment


Streaming giant Netflix has added game developer Boss Fight Entertainment to its in-house creative team, four months after the platform debuted mobile games, in a move that will help Netflix expand its games catalog, according to a Thursday (March 24) company blog post announcing the move.

Boss Fight Entertainment was founded in 2013 by CEO David Rippy, CCO Bill Jackson and COO Scott Winsett.

“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,” Netflix VP of Game Studios Amir Rahimi wrote in the blog post.

The Boss Fight Entertainment team will continue to operate from their studios in Allen and Austin, Texas, and Seattle.

“Boss Fight’s mission is to bring simple, beautiful, and fun game experiences to our players wherever they want to play,” the Boss Fight Entertainment founders said in the blog post announcing the move. “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,” the founders said.

Related: Netflix Launching New Mobile Games This Month

Earlier this week, Netflix announced the latest release of new Netflix Games on Android and iOS devices, available free to all subscribers with no ads, fees or in-app purchases required.

Among this month’s releases are “This Is A True Story” from Frosty Pop, and “Shatter Remastered” and “Into The Dead 2: Unleashed,” both from Pik Pok. Subscribers can download Netflix Games from the Netflix mobile app on the day of release at 2 p.m. PT or from the Apple or Google app store at 10 a.m. PT.

Netflix announced last week that it’s considering a new feature that will allow account holders to share their memberships beyond their own household for an extra fee. The company plans to test the username and password sharing features for users in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru.