Five Nights at Freddy’s is an American media franchise created by Scott Cawthon, which began with the eponymous 2014 video game and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon. The success of the video games led to the publication of several books, including a novel trilogy, a guide book, an activity book, and an anthology series. A film adaptation is also planned.
Merchandise for the games has been produced, and a horror attraction based on the series was featured in the Adventuredome for Halloween 2016. The series appeared in the Guinness Book of Records: Gamer’s Edition, setting a record for the largest number of sequels released in a year.
The main series consists of nine games. In the first three games, the player controls a nighttime security guard who must utilize security cameras and other tools to survive against animatronic characters which become mobile and homicidal after-hours. The fourth game takes place in the house of a child who must defend against nightmarish versions of the animatronics.
The fifth game is set in a maintenance facility owned by a sister company of Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, where the player character is a technician who must complete different tasks each night. In the sixth game, the player assumes the role of a new owner of the pizzeria. The seventh game allows the player to alter the difficulty settings of fifty antagonists from the previous games.
The eighth game features virtual reality gameplay. The ninth game features augmented reality gameplay. The tenth game will feature a modernized shopping mall.
Five Nights at Freddy’s Gameplay
The Five Nights at Freddy’s series consists of horror-themed video games in which the player is usually a night-time employee at a location connected with Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, a fictional children’s restaurant that takes inspiration from family pizza chains like Chuck E. Cheese’s and ShowBiz Pizza Place.
The restaurant has life-size animatronic characters that perform at children’s parties. The animatronics wander the restaurant at night and the guard is instructed to watch over them. To progress through the games, the player must guard themselves against animatronics with a variety of tools. In Five Nights at Freddy’s, the player can control the two security doors connecting their office to the adjacent hallways as a barrier against animatronics in the vicinity.
Each night, the player has a power supply that depletes faster when a tool is used. Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 has different tools; the protective doors are absent, and the player must instead use an empty Freddy head and flashlight to defend themselves with against the animatronics. The game introduced a music box which must be remotely wound up on a regular basis to prevent an attack by a particular animatronic. 8-bit minigames were introduced, which can be played randomly after death.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When was Five Nights at Freddy’s released?
August 8, 2014
Who created 5 nights at Freddy’s?
Five Nights at Freddy’s is an American media franchise created by Scott Cawthon, which began with the eponymous 2014 video game and quickly became a worldwide pop-culture phenomenon.
Is five nights at Freddy’s scary?
Let’s get this straight: Five Nights At Freddy’s is actually scary. Yes, a game with bunny rabbits and fluffy, plushy bears is scary. This game takes a unique aspect of horror games that I have never seen before.
When will Five Nights at Freddy’s movie released?
Development of Five Night’s At Freddy’s with Blumhouse has been hit with many delays, with Cawton and Jason Blum admitting cracking the script has been a problem. A draft that Blum and Columbus both liked was thrown out by Cawton after he came up with a different concept, and apparently, the events of the first three games will play into the plot. In 2019 Blum predicted Five Nights At Freddy’s might be ready for 2020, but it was soon pushed back again and it doesn’t currently have a release date.
On wich platforms is Five Nights at Freddy’s available?
Xbox Series X and Series S
Five Nights at Freddy’s VR
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted is a 2019 virtual reality survival horror video game developed by Steel Wool Studios and published by Lionsgate Games and ScottGames for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.