Video games are probably the most advanced form of entertainment we have right now. It can easily be said that after cinema, it is the newest form of art which is here to stay and take over the world. And with the newer formats of gaming like battle royale, the thrill of defeating 99 other players to survive is something which no other art or entertainment form can offer. The reason for the popularity of games is that unlike movies, here we get to make changes to our narratives. Although the overall storyline of the game remains the same, the fact that we are given choices to manipulate the actions of the character we are playing with is simply overwhelming. The interest in gaming will keep increasing as the quality of graphics in games starts becoming better and better. With new-age games like ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ using almost real-life graphics, the possibilities in the future are enormous.
With this massive boom of games in the entertainment industry, it cannot be wrong to presume that in the near future, games might even rival films in terms of popularity. Keeping this in mind, a lot of movies and TV shows on video games are being made throughout the world. The concept of choices as found in video games are also being brought to TV shows where users can decide what the character will do. With that said, here’s the list of really good movies and series based on video games on Netflix that are available to stream right now:
7. Screenland (2017-)
Screenland is a documentary series that brings us close to the innovators of the new digital world. They are the designers, the programmers, the video game players who are constantly pushing the boundaries of what can be possible while using a screen. They are the ones who are bringing VR, interactive shows, high-graphics gaming, and others for our pleasure. In the documentary, we get to meet all the biggest developers in the field and know from them what the future of gaming holds for us, and how they are planning to bring gaming closer to real life.
6. You vs Wild (2019)
Netflix has done wonders with the new interactive show format, and their latest addition is the reality show, ‘You vs Wild’ starring the famous adventurer Bear Grylls. ‘You vs Wild’ takes us to the land of reality television, and naturally, the stakes are very high. Just like viewers get to control their characters in a video game, here they are able to make decisions for Grylls. In the show, Grylls traverses through a wild jungle devoid of human civilization, and whenever he is faced with the challenge of making a very crucial decision, for example, climbing up a mountain or walking towards the coastline, he looks directly at the camera and asks the viewer to decide for him. Sometimes the choice the viewer makes is so difficult to carry out that the video stops and a replay option appears.