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The news of Telltale's instantaneous closure has come as a shock not just to the staffers involved, but fans and businesses dealing with the former studio. One of those companies was Netflix, which had reached an agreement with Telltale to produce Minecraft: Story Mode and a Stranger Things interactive game.


Lance McDonald is an Australian video game developer with a particular passion for coding in BASIC. He made an entire video game, Black Annnex, in almost pure QBASIC.

So it's safe to say he knows his stuff. But the real question here is - does Bob from Stranger Things? In that episode, in that scene - just how legit was it? Lance knows.


Stranger Things is awesome, so it's not surprising that people want to do all sorts of things around it. Like Emporium Chicago, who ran a Stranger Things themed pop-up bar inside their arcade bar. It's got all the things you'd expect: flickering Christmas lights, cocktails inspired by the show, an 80's themed dance party and music from the Hawkins Middle School A.V. Club.

The one thing it didn't have: the permission of Netflix.


It's been a fun few weeks here at Kotaku. We've been hiding some sneaky puzzles in our posts, and they weren't easy. Solving them, and the metapuzzle looming over it all, could get you $6,000 for a home entertainment system -- but it was as hard as defeating a Demogorgon. Now that it's all over, we can take a look at each puzzle solution in depth.


In the six years I've spent here at Kotaku Australia we've run some incredible competitions, but I can honestly say that this Stranger Things competition has been my absolute favourite. I don't think we'll ever be able to top it.

Just the scale -- the hard work from the creators, the commitment by everyone who took part. I'm amazed. I am intimately aware of how difficult this puzzle was, yet so many Kotaku readers made it to the end.