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Five Nights at Freddy's (also shortened as Five Nights, and abbreviated as FNaF) is an independent survival horror franchise created by Scott Cawthon that first started as a video game released on Wednesday; 8th of August, 2014.
The franchise currently consists of a total of 17 video games (10 main games, 3 spin-offs, and 4 troll games), a total of 25 books (3 novel books, 3 graphic novels, 12 anthology books, 3 guidebooks, 2 activity books, and 2 coloring books), as well as the horror attraction, Snapchat lenses, the upcoming movie, and an ongoing batch of merchandise.
The first entry in the series was the original Five Nights at Freddy's, which was released on July 24th, 2014. On November 11th, 2014, a second game, Five Nights at Freddy's 2, was released onto Steam. On March 2nd, 2015, a third game, Five Nights at Freddy's 3, was released onto Steam. A fourth game, Five Nights at Freddy's 4, was released on July 23rd, 2015, and also a Halloween update was released on October 30th, 2015. A fifth game, Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location was released on October 7th, 2016, and a free update containing the Custom Night (with new in-game challenge mode and new cutscenes) became available on December 1st, 2016. The sixth game was released on December 4th, 2017 for free under the guise of Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. A spin-off title, Ultimate Custom Night, was released on June 27th, 2018.
A VR game entitled Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted became available on May 28th, 2019. The game features 40 mini-games based upon previous installments along with some never before seen content. A Halloween themed DLC called Curse of Dreadbear was released on October 23rd, 2019. The AR game entitled Five Nights at Freddy's AR: Special Delivery was released on November 25th, 2019. The game has been receiving monthly delivery events since launch. Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach is currently in the works and was initially supposed to be released on December 25th, 2020, however due to the game being a bigger project than planned and due to the COVID-19 Pandemic causing delays, the game was postponed to early 2021. It was later delayed to late 2021.
A separated spin-off role-playing game, entitled FNaF World, was released on January 21st, 2016 formally at Steam before taking the game down due to negative reception, and re-released on Game Jolt on February 8th, 2016, along with a second update later releasing on May 13rd, 2016. The game itself takes place in its own universe and does not have anything to do with the core series, but still a part of the official franchise. Another spin-off taking place in its own universe, titled Freddy in Space 2, was released on December 3rd, 2019. A beat-'em-up spin-off, Security Breach: Fury's Rage, was released on April 28th, 2021.
On February 15th, 2015, Scott stated that he was hacked and someone uploaded Five Nights at Freddy's 3 to Game Jolt for free, though it turned out that he wasn't hacked and it was just a troll game based on his older game There is No Pause Button! On October 28th, 2015, a hacker going by the name "lolz_hax" had hacked Scott and uploaded FNaF World on Game Jolt, which was just a Halloween themed troll game based on Fighter Mage Bard. On October 6th, 2016, Scott uploaded a mature version of Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location on Game Jolt stating that he wanted to make the game more appropriate for younger audiences, but it was just another troll game based on Sit 'N Survive. On June 21st, 2018, Scott released a demo for Ultimate Custom Night on Game Jolt, however, it was a troll game based on Doofas.
On December 17th, 2015, a novel, The Silver Eyes, based on the story was released onto Amazon. The novel's plot is considered canon but take place in the alternate universe, different to the game series itself. Few different translated books (such as Portuguese and Spanish) are published. A young-adult 3-book series is being made, with the help of Scholastic. The first book, The Silver Eyes, was released in October 2016. The second book, The Twisted Ones, was released on June 27th, 2017. The third book, The Fourth Closet, was released in June 26th, 2018. The trilogy is currently being adapted into graphic novels. The first graphic novel was released on December 26th, 2019, the second graphic novel was released on February 2nd, 2021 and the third graphic novel is set to release on December 28th, 2021.
The first guidebook for the series, The Freddy Files, was released on August 29th, 2017. The book reveals information and evidence about the characters, locations, gameplay, etc., and even a preview on the last page where it features an animatronic Scrap Baby from Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator. The book also features a number of common fan-theories. A newer version, titled The Freddy Files: Updated Edition, was published on June 25th, 2019. It also included a teaser image that could have been foreshadowing Glitchtrap. Another version, Five Nights at Freddy's: The Ultimate Guide, is set to release on November 2nd, 2021.
An activity logbook for the series, Five Nights at Freddy's: Survival Logbook, was released on December 26th, 2017. Another activity book, How to Draw Five Nights at Freddy's, is releasing on January 4th, 2022.
A coloring book, Art with Edge, Five Nights at Freddy's, was released on November 17th, 2018 by Crayola. A second coloring book by Scholastic, Five Nights at Freddy's Coloring Book, was released on January 5th, 2021.
On November 12, 2018, Scott Cawthon announced a new line of Scholastic books related to the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise; Fazbear Frights. A total of eleven books each containing three different short horror stories, with characters and plot lines taken directly from the game series while some of them are not. Out of the eleven books, nine have already been released, Into The Pit was released on December 26th, 2019, Fetch was released on March 3rd, 2020, 1:35AM was released on May 5th, 2020, Step Closer was released on July 7th, 2020, Bunny Call was released on September 1st, 2020, Blackbird was released on December 29th, 2020, The Cliffs was released on March 2nd, 2021, Gumdrop Angel was released on May 4th, 2021, and The Puppet Carver was released on July 6th, 2021. Two more books, Friendly Face and Prankster are set to release. Friendly Face will be released September 7th, 2021 and Prankster will be released on November 2nd, 2021. A bonus book, Felix the Shark, will be released on December 7th, 2021. Graphic novels for the Fazbear Frights series are currently in development and scheduled to release in Summer 2022, although the order of certain stories is set to be changed.
- Main article: Five Nights at Freddy's (Film)
A film adaptation is currently in production at Blumhouse Productions. On March 28th, 2017, Scott posted on his twitter (which he has not posted on since he created it in December 2014) that Blumhouse Productions, known for many films such as Insidious, Paranormal Activity, Get Out, and Split, will be involved with the production of the film. No release date has been confirmed as of yet, but was estimated to be released around 2020-2021. They are planning to produce multiple films, and these films will be based on the first three games of the core series.
On February 6th, 2017, Scott had mentioned that the production of the film was "back at square one".
On March 28th, 2017, Scott posted a picture of a chair with the name "Freddy" on it, with a displayed picture of Blumhouse Productions' logo, revealing that said production company will be involved with production of the movie.
On August 19th, 2018, Scott announced that the film's draft during production is scrapped.
On September 29th, 2019, a script for the movie has finally been confirmed.
In June 2020, during an interview, Jason Blum stated that the film is super active and it's not stalled and he doesn't want to put a timeline on it.
On November 20th, 2020, Scott said in a post on the Five Nights at Freddy's subreddit that the movie is scheduled to begin filming in Spring 2021. He had also included a list of screenplays that were scrapped and provided the reasons of why they were ultimately eliminated. He also pointed out a screenplay that was not scrapped and will be the plot of the movie, revolving around a man named "Mike" and his connection to Freddy Fazbear's Pizza. It's likely that the protagonist is Mike Schmidt, and will most likely be giving out more backstory and lore.
In May 2016, Scott confirmed that the original titles are set to be remade on consoles sometime in the future. However on September 4th, 2017, the consoles are called off due to Scott's concerns about the deal. On August 19, 2018, Scott changed his mind to let the console ports happen in the future. While confirmed to be made in newly improved HD, the games are released on the following consoles for the franchise's 5th anniversary on 2019 by Striker Entertainment; Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
The first four games released on November 29th, 2019 on all consoles. Sister Location released on June 18th, 2020 on Nintendo Switch, July 10th, 2020 on Xbox One, and July 20th, 2020 on PlayStation 4. Freddy Fazbear's Pizzeria Simulator released on October 30th, 2020 on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and March 31st, 2021 on PlayStation 4. Ultimate Custom Night released on April 30th, 2021.
A digital collection of the first four games called Five Nights at Freddy's: Original Series released on October 28th, 2020 for Xbox One and PC via the Microsoft Store by Clickteam LLC. A physical collection of the first five games called Five Nights at Freddy's: The Core Collection released on January 12nd, 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch by Maximum Games.
- Main category: Rides and Attractions
In Las Vegas, a real-life horror attraction called Five Nights at Freddy's: The Fright Dome was opened on September 30th, 2016 and ran throughout the month of October. Scott recently revealed that it will not be open in 2017, due to management changes.
- Main category: Merchandise
Starting back in 2015, official merchandise products (such as plush toys, t-shirts, figures, posters, etc.) can be found online and in stores. The merchandise is available on online stores such as Sanshee, Toywiz, Amazon, etc. They can also be found in stores such as Target, Walmart, Gamestop, etc. The company Funko creates iconic POP! figures of many of the animatronics from the games. McFarlane toys developed building sets based on locations and characters from the series. Interestingly enough, half of the tags, covers, etc., for merchandises (especially few t-shirts) contain renders of characters from the entire series officially from Scott Cawthon.
A few amount of Snapchat lenses are released on 2019 by Illumix, allowing users to replace their own face with an animatronic head and would articulate the mouth and eyebrows with theirs. Freddy Fazbear, Circus Baby, and Endo-01 are currently the only available animatronics so far, but there will be more coming in the future.
Scott confirmed before that one of the future games will have a bigger budget and multiplayer genre, and it is under development by the company Universal with Scott's collaboration.
Another game, titled Five Nights at Freddy's: Into Madness, was originally planned to be developed by Scott himself alone as confirmed on August 19th, 2018. However on August 8th, 2019 with the following reveal of the Freddy in Space 2, the game was announced to be on hold and will likely be a next Five Nights at Freddy's project by Steel Wool Studios on 2021.
Scott emailed Scholastic about his idea for a Five Nights at Freddy's cookbook.
- The franchise appeared in the Guinness Book of Records: Gamer's Edition 2017, breaking the record for the largest number of sequels released in a year; from the first game released on August 8, 2014 to the fourth game released on July 23, 2015 (11 months and 15 days).
- The "official" anniversary of Five Nights at Freddy's is August 8th.
- Scott once joked in a Steam post that a sequel, Freddy in Space, was slated for an April 2016 release. Scott actually released the "teaser" for this game on his website.
- Soon, it became a minigame for FNaF World.
- The Game Jolt site has an official tag for Scott's Five Nights at Freddy's games along with numerous fan games (POPGOES, Five Nights at Candy's, One Night at Flumpty's, and many more).
- The Twisted Ones (Five Nights at Freddy's #2) - Amazon page
- The Fourth Closet (Five Nights at Freddy's #3) - Amazon page
- The Freddy Files (Five Nights at Freddy's) - Amazon page
- The Freddy Files: Updated Edition (Five Nights At Freddy's) - Amazon page
- Survival Logbook (Five Nights at Freddy's) - Amazon page
- "One thing that most of you might want to know is that the movie (and sequels I hope) will take place in the universe of FNAF 1-3 only. The games after Five Nights at Freddy's 3 will not exist in the movie universe. Like it or hate it, I felt that this was the best portion of the storyline to really focus in on." - Upcoming Projects Mega-Thread! :: Ultimate Custom Night General Discussions
- "This has almost happened a couple of times, but I've called it off due to concerns about the deal. This is something that's very important to me, and I'm not going to do it unless it's done right." - Scott Cawthon Steam - September 4th, 2017
- Steam - Upcoming Projects Mega-Thread!
- "No, there won't be a fright dome event this year. The venue is undergoing a management change of some sort, so licensing the event wasn't possible. But maybe next year!" - Scott, Steam - September 4th, 2017
- Sally Corporation debuts Five Nights at Freddy's - The Ride!
- We NEED a FNaF Cookbook! | fivenightsatfreddys | Reddit
- "This image is very misleading. Freddy in Space doesn't come out until APRIL 2016." - Scott Cawthon. December 12, 2015. Steam