Five Nights at Freddy's is a 2014 indie point-and-click survival horror video game designed by Scott Cawthon. The game centers on the fictional pizza restaurant called "Freddy Fazbear's Pizza", where the player must act as a night security guard, defending themself from the animatronic animal characters by tracking their movement through the facility using security cameras.
Five Nights at Freddy's was first released via Desura on August 8, 2014. On August 20, 2014, after it was approved by the service's crowdsourcing platform Greenlight, Five Nights at Freddy's was also released via Steam. Mobile ports of the game have been released for Android and iOS.
The game was praised by critics for being a unique take on the survival horror genre, with a particular emphasis on its simplistic design, along with how its gameplay mechanics and aesthetics contributed to an overall feeling of fear and paranoia. Five Nights at Freddy's was the top-selling game on Desura for the week ending August 18, 2014, and the game became the subject of a number of popular "Let's Play" videos on YouTube. Three sequels have been released, Five Nights at Freddy's 2 on November 10, 2014, Five Nights at Freddy's 3 on March 2, 2015, and Five Nights at Freddy's 4: The Final Chapter on July 23, 2015.