Five Nights at Freddy’s is a point-and-click survival mystery horror video game created by Scott Cawthon. The game centers on a fictional pizza restaurant called “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza”, where the player must act as a night security guard, defending themselves from the malfunctioning, haunted animatronic characters by tracking their movement through the facility using security cameras. The game was first released on August 8, 2014, on Desura. On August 20, 2014, the game was also released via Steam after it was approved by the service’s crowdsourcing platform Greenlight. Mobile ports were later released for iOS and Android.
Five Nights at Freddy’s received positive reviews from critics, who praised its originality. The game was the top-selling game on Desura for the week ending August 18, 2014, and the game became the subject of a number of popular “Let’s Play” videos on YouTube. The game’s success led to the launch of an expanded series, including four sequels, a spin-off, and a novel adaptation, with two more books and a film in production.
Very fun to play