Strangers Things has seen massive success since its release on Netflix, and for very good reason.
The show is incredibly well made with a story that grips viewers tightly in its clutches via its thriller-esque intensity, but leaves enough wiggle room that viewers can sigh in relief and laugh as the children play Dungeons and Dragons and goof around.
Speaking of, the performances by the children are absolutely spectacular. Having an intense theatre background, I know that working with children is extremely difficult, and getting them to provide a performance that can create verisimilitude is even harder; but, the children in Strangers Things absolutely blew my mind. Their performances were better than what most adults could even dream of touching.
The show was so good, and fans have been raving about it. Since it is set in the 1980’s, many artist fans have been creating 8-bit style fan arts to pay show their incredible support for the show, and the creators have noticed.
In a recent interview with IGN, the Duffer Brothers, the creators of the show, spoke about how they would like to bridge the gap between season one and season two, which will be a year later in order to keep up with the child actors as they age. IGN suggested perhaps a comic, but the Duffer brothers had an even better idea in mind, saying:
Ryan: That’s a great idea! But what I really want is a video game.
Matt: Like an 8-bit… These fans, a lot of them have done this 8-bit video game art that’s blowing my mind.
A perfect example of this 8-bit art would be by a fan and artist named Matheus Bitencourt, who posted these two original GIFs on Tumblr:
An 8-bit game to tie in that year would be a fantastic way to bridge the gap, and I’m sure would see a lot of success, so here’s hoping!