Featured Game - Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted
Scott Cawthon took the indie gaming world by storm in 2014 when he released Five Nights at Freddy’s. The game’s fanbase grew exponentially from exposure as YouTubers created content with the game. The simple gameplay, deep story and jump-scare nature caused the game and the YouTubers playing it to go extremely viral.
The first FNAF features you, a security guard on your first night shift in a pizzeria, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza, based on the American pizza franchise, Chuck E. Cheese. Similar to Chuck E. Cheese, families would flock to the restaurant to enjoy their pizzas and the entertainment put on by animatronics, Bonnie the Bunny, Chica the Chick, Foxy the Pirate Fox and Freddy Fazbear. Through discovery, rumours and minigames, you piece together the dark, dark secrets of this pizza franchise from animatronic accidents to murderers stuffing children into the animatronics, causing the vengeful spirits of such animatronics to come to life and become murderous themselves…
Wow. That went from 0 to 100 real quick…
The gameplay was extremely simple. You’re stationary with electronic doors either side of you. You have a window to see out of your security room, even when the doors are shut. You have cameras scattered around the pizzeria with screens in your room so you can keep an eye on the locations on the animatronics. With the power low, you must be efficient. When the animatronics are near, shut the doors or be destroyed… Survive this for 5 nights and you win the game!
Every FNAF game since has been this concept and FNAF: Help Wanted VR is no different. In fact, you can play all the levels from previous FNAF games in VR! Rather than clicking buttons to open and close doors and change camera screens, you must physically push buttons and of course, the animatronics are far, far scarier and making the entire experience extremely immersive.
With Halloween fast approaching, check out the trailer below and book a session at iVR and give Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted a go!