Five Nights at Freddy’s is an indie point-and-click survival simulation game developed and published by Scott Cawthon.
It revolves around the story of a fictional pizza restaurant named “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza”. You will play as the night security guard, and you must defend yourself from the animal characters in the restaurant – tracking their every move using the security cameras installed all over.
As the night guard, your shift will begin from 12:00 AM until 6:00 AM. You have to survive your shift, meaning you have to make it out alive without the animatronic animal robots (who are roaming the place at night) attacking you. You will be sitting in the security office and won’t be able to move around, however, you are given access to view the footage from the security cameras in the restaurant.
You have to be on your guard, though, as not all cameras can be viewed properly – camera feeds are distorted and dimly lit, plus one camera only has an audio feed available. Your form of defense is by closing the doors to the office, or briefly turning on the lights to avoid being attacked.
Doing these actions, however will consume your very limited electrical power, and if it runs out, all cameras won’t be operable, doors won’t close, and lights will go out. At this point, you won’t be able to defend yourself from Freddy, and you’ll eventually lose the game.
The game includes five levels (five nights), and each the difficulty is increased as the level also increases. Completing all five levels will unlock a sixth level, and completing the sixth level unlocks the Custom Night level editor where you will be able to adjust the AI difficulty of each of the characters.
So, are you brave enough to spend your nights at Freddy’s?