Five Nights at Freddy's is an American media franchise created by Scott Cawthon, which began with the eponymous 2014 video game and quickly gained worldwide popularity. The franchise has been expanded into various games and other media, including a novel trilogy and an anthology series, comprising an all-encompassing fictional universe. 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 also 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.
|Scott Cawthon, Steel Wool Studios
|ScottGames, Lionsgate Games
|Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android
|Five Nights at Freddy's, August 8, 2014
|Five Nights at Freddy's: Special Delivery, November 25, 2019
Survival horror video game series based around a fictional restaurant called Freddy Fazbear's Pizza where the player attempts to avoid evil animatronic characters.
Cawthon was inspired to create the game after negative reception from his previous game, a family friendly game called Chipper & Sons Lumber Co., cited that the animatronic animal characters were too scary.
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