Stop Everything: There’s a Stranger Things Game
We were super stoked to hear that everyone’s new favorite Netflix show, Stranger Things, is more than likely making a comeback with some pretty killer plots lined up for season two. There’s just one problem: We’re not sure we can wait that long.
With Netflix taking its sweet, sweet time to officially confirm the renewal of the series, it could be a while before we see Eleven, Will and the rest of the squad back in action. Though we’ll have a soundtrack to tide us over, we need MORE, we say, MORE!
It seems our prayers have all been answered, as there’s now a Stranger Things game, to boot!
The dated style is part of an overarching ‘80s theme the series has resurrected, and for good reason — “I grew up in the ‘80s,” game developer Steven Alexander explains to Wired.
The objective is simple enough: Find Will Byers. Acting as police Chief Hopper, you can talk to select characters (like science teacher Mr. Clarke) and click on objects in the woods to get clues to solve your case.
Though it’s not a full-scale production or an official collaboration, Steven isn’t counting the possibility out. “I’d love to be able to chat with [the Duffer brothers] about the possibilities,” he told the site. In fact, he said he already has a mockup for a larger game, one where more player choices would be available and their stories would come together as one. (Yaaaasss!)
For now, there’s the demo, and a few small tips: Bustle recommends offering Mr. Clarke a cigarette and sticking around to watch the credits roll.
What’s your favorite old school video game? Share with us @BritandCo!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!