Five Nights at Freddy’s
- Release Aug 08, 2014
Five Nights at Freddy’s is an independent point-and-click horror game following Mike Schmidt, a night security guard at a kid-centric pizza parlor. As the animatronic animals roam about at night, Mike is in danger of being violently stuffed into mechanical costumes. Players must survive five night shifts by managing the security cameras and doors, to prevent the animatronic animals from getting in and killing Mike.
Thanks to a simplistic electric system, the player must manage their actions—if the power goes out, they’re completely open to attack. The game received positive reviews, particularly for its atmosphere and the jump scares that made the game a popular subject for Let’s Play videos.
Though it was originally only available for PC, mobile ports have expanded the game’s appeal. The sequel, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, introduced the ability to don a mask that prevents the animatronics from killing the player. A third entry in the series has been teased via the creator’s website.