Five Nights at Freddy’s, the smash-hit indie horror franchise about spending the night in a deranged kids play place overrun by twisted animatronic creatures come to life, is getting an AR spin-off later this year.
What better way to spend Friday the 13th than reading about an upcoming AR horror game spin-off for one of the planets most popular and recognizable horror brands? As someone that has sufficiently terrified himself with AR apps like Night Terrors and the Bloody Mary follow-up, as well as a slew of VR horror title such as Resident Evil 7, The Exorcist VR, and more, I can definitely say without a doubt that I have full faith that Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery is going to be absolutely terrifying.
Five Nights at Freddy’s AR is being developed by Illumix, a relatively new AR-focused start-up that wants to change the way games are consumed. “Augmented Reality offers new ways for players to interact and engage with their favorite franchises by blending real-world environments, fictional characters, and innovative gameplay,”said Kirin Sinha, CEO and Founder of Illumix in a prepared statement. “With Five Nights at Fredddy’s AR: Special Delivery, we wanted to evolve beyond the traditional AR-optional geolocation gameplay and deliver a more meaningful AR experience by having AR as the core component of the game.”
We don’t know much about the game yet, but I imagine it will be a bit like a mix of hide and sneak and trying to prevent the animatronic creature from getting to you just like other iterations. The screenshots below give a bit of a hint as to how the game will work:
The VR version, dubbed Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted, follows the same format as the non-VR iterations with you controller camera and door locks from a stationary location as you juggle blocking access with preserving battery life. A similar format could translate well to mobile AR if done correctly.
Five Nights at Freddy’s AR: Special Delivery is slated for release this fall, presumably in October I’d assume, and will be coming to iOS and Android devices. You can pre-register now on the official website.