FNAF World known as Five Nights at Freddy’s World or FNaF World is an indie role-playing video game by Scott Cawthon. On other words, it is the official spin-off to the Five Nights at Freddy’s Series. The game was released for Microsoft Windows on January 21, 2016. Because it still contained unfinished gameplay along with plenty of bugs, it was takedown from digital storefronts. However, the game was updated and it appeared on Game Jolt on February 8, 2016.
It’s available for you to choose one of the two modes in this FNAF World game! They are the Adventure and Fixed Party modes. Aside from that, the game provides two difficulty levels including Normal and Hard Mode. After these items, players can pick two parties. Each of them consists of four animatronics characters from Five Nights at Freddy’s. Freddy, Bonnie, Chica, Foxy, Toy Freddy, Toy Chica, Toy Bonnie and Mangle are the starter characters. All of them can be swapped in and out of the party. Because players continue, they can collect more fighters to place in their clan such as the originals (FNAF), Toys (FNAF 2), Withered (FNAF 2), Shadows (FNAF 2 and 3), Phantoms (FNAF 3), Nightmares (FNAF 4), along with characters that never appears in the main series like Funtime Foxy (one of the starring characters in the fifth installment named Five Nights At Freddy’s: Sister Location).
Initially, there are 40 robots. Then, eight are added including Halloweens (FNAF 4: Halloween Update), Nightmares (FNAF 4), The Desolate Hope (in another earlier game), Chipper and Sons Lumber Co., etc. Fredbear is the animatronics giving tips breaking the fourth wall.
Well, the gameplay of this FNAF Games is exploring the strange world and accessing new areas. Players can teleport to the revealed areas by jumping. At the beginning, this game is described in a 2D 8-bit style. But due to the Version 1.2 release, the world is redesigned. It possesses a fully animated 3D style. While traveling to land, you will meet a lot of enemies. Each takes over an area where you can battle against these. During the combat, you will have to gain the EXP and Faztokens which are purchased upgrades like chips, bytes. Meantime, the battles at random are controlled in a distinctive 3D playing field. In which, your faction will stand on the right-hand side. Each of animatronics has the specific HP placed the top right corner. When the meter reaches to zero, it will cause a KO unless you choose a revival command available on characters. Each command will have a different color tag, impact, for example, healing the team (pink), providing status buffs (white), single-target attacks (orange), area attacks (red), poisonous attacks (green), and instant-death attacks (black). You can change the current clan with the reserve any time. Your members will be restored the heath after the fight.
The combat in FNAF World occurs in a world occupied by the animatronics featured in the original FNAF Games. This world is split into several locations consisting of the starting place, Fazbear Hills, the home of the animatronics. And the other locates may be the snowy plain, deep forests, graveyard, lake, maze carnival, and caves. An inner dimension exists. It is known as the Flipside-the world’s game code where a lot of glitches letting you move to the inaccessible places. The Flipside has four layers although going beyond the third level is a point of no return.
Fredbear which has ever performed in FNAF games informs glitches that you will face in the Flipside. They result in unrest among the animatronics. You have to fix the issue causing the problem for the source of the world. Fredbear reveals a potential hidden aim of gathering clocks and dissembling the present trouble if you leave him idle too long during the conversation. Besides, you will encounter many powerful bosses, including an owl-shaped guardian of the source, revealed to be the action of Scott Cawthon, represents a light blue humanoid figure from There Is No Pause Button! game. He is the person caused damage for his fans’ rabid and unsatisfied petition.
FNAF World game has multiple endings depending on the player’s actions. With the first ending, you should beat the owl guardian in Normal Mode. Then, you will receive the praise from Scott even though he also mocks you. With the second ending, you are condemned by Scott because you defeat him in the Hard Mode. In the third one, you choose Fredbear as party leader, talk to him about the serious plan. In the fourth ending, you will face a figure having the point of no return when you enter the fourth layer of the Flipside. In each same area, you will see a pond where you can access and play the fifth ending. For the sixth ending, you will collect the hidden clocks. The seventh ending is Chipper’s Revenge. In which, you fight against one of Scott’s unfinished older creations.
The Version 1.2 adds a new storyline related to a Halloween world. Your mission is to investigate the reason blocking several animatronics, making them get rid of. You must win four minigames (FOXY.EXE, Foxy Fighters, Chica’s Magic Rainbow, FNaF 57: Freddy in Space). Each has one of four main robots coming from the FNAF games to take back the code of eight discarded characters. The problem is caused by the profane rainbow.
FNAF World was announced on September 15, 2015, with a trailer showing characters of four previous FNAF games. This announcement was a hoax because of similar PR actions were taken by Cawthon. He noted that it is a spin-off.
Despite it was planned to launch on February 2, 2016, it was released on Steam on January 21.
After the release date, it is criticized for missing key features, unstable, and unfinished. And the creator apologized that he got too eager to show the things that were finished and neglected to pay attention to the things that weren’t.
Next, he agreed that he had rushed the release. He offered the refund to those who bought it. He stated that it would be free released after it was patched, first to Game Jolt.
An updated version was launched to Game Jolt as freeware on February 8, 2016, having the new overworld and features.
The second update to FNAF World was released on May 13, 2016. It featured new characters and voice acting.