Friday Night Funkin Unblocked (FNF Unblocked) is an open-source donationware rhythm game first released in 2020 for a game jam. The game was developed by a team of four Newgrounds users, Cameron “Ninjamuffin99” Taylor, David “PhantomArcade” Brown, Isaac “kawaisprite” Garcia, and evilsk8r.
The game shares some gameplay features with Dance Dance Revolution and PaRappa the Rapper and borrows aesthetic influences from Flash games. The game has been credited with driving users back to Newgrounds, a site whose popularity peaked in the early 2000s.
Friday Night Funkin Unblocked includes a roster generally comprising characters from external media on the Newgrounds site.
The game revolves around the player character, Boyfriend, who must defeat a variety of characters in singing and rapping contests in order to date his love interest, Girlfriend. Gameplay revolves around mimicking the opponent’s notes with timed inputs while avoiding running out of health for the duration of the song.
The game was initially created for the Ludum Dare 47 game jam in October 2020. A full version backed on Kickstarter titled Friday Night Funkin Unblocked: The Full Ass Game is planned for release in early 2022.
Friday Night Funkin Unblocked is a rhythm game in which the player controls a character called Boyfriend, who must defeat a series of opponents in order to continue dating his significant other, Girlfriend. The player must pass multiple levels, referred to as “weeks”, each containing three songs. Each week, the player faces a different opponent, though some deviate in structure from this via the inclusion of multiple opponents.
During gameplay, the opponent will sing a pattern of notes (represented as arrows) which the player must then mirror by using the arrow keys or the W, A, S, and D keys. Some songs introduce more complicated patterns, with the player’s pattern sometimes varying from the opponent’s or both singers engaging in a duet. For each week, the player has the option to select one of three difficulties: Easy, Normal, or Hard.
As the difficulty increases, the speed of incoming arrows increases, and the patterns of arrows become more complex. The player’s high score for each week on each difficulty is tracked and shown in the top corner of the week selection screen.
Friday Night Funkin Unblocked contains two different modes of play: a story campaign in which songs are played linearly and a “free play” mode which allows for free selection of any of the game’s music tracks.
Friday Night Funkin Unblocked has an active modding community due to its open-source release, allowing for the implementation of fan-made content. As a result, the full game will receive mod support using the Polymod framework.
In April 2021, the developers announced plans to launch a Kickstarter project later in the month to turn the demo into a full game. On April 18, a Kickstarter for the full version of the game was released under the name Friday Night Funkin Unblocked: The Full Ass Game and it reached its goal of $60,000 within hours. The Kickstarter ultimately raised over $2 million.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why is Friday Night Funkin popular?
Friday Night Funkin’ originated from the site Newgrounds, and it’s very obvious to see! It has this essence of what is essentially early 2000s edge, which is a staple of the site as it was heavily popular in the early 2000s. The general aesthetic of the game is heavily reminiscent of the games that came before it.
Is Friday Funkin night free?
Yes! It is free to play in your web browser without having to download anything.
When was Friday night Funkin created?
October 5, 2020
Who developed the game?
What is the longest Friday Night Funkin mod song?
Little Man (B-Side) holds the record for the longest Friday Night Funkin’ remix, clocking in at around 20:43 in length.
What is the most popular FNF mod?
B-Side Remixes is widely considered the best mod available for Friday Night Funkin’ in existence and what got most fans excited about the modding potential for the game.