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"Friday Night Funkin'"
Author: ninjamuffin99

evilsk8r
KawaiSprite
PhantomArcade

Audio used: N/A
Origin: N/A
Size: around 170-200MB
Score(As of October 2020): 4.75/5.00
Genre: Rhythm
Awards: Frontpaged

Daily Feature
Weekly 2nd Place

Author's comments:
"Gettin freaky on a Friday night y'SUPPORT THE GAME ON ITCH AND GIVE US MONEY IF YOU WANT MORE GOOD SHIT LOL WE WILL UPDATE GAME"
Note This information only refers to the official release on the Flash Portal.



Friday Night Funkin is a rhythm game created in October 5th, 2020, by four Newgrounds users, made with OpenFL, and Haxe. The soundtrack in the game was composed by Kawai Sprite.

The game revolves around the player character, simply referred to as "Boyfriend," who must defeat a variety of characters in singing and rapping competitions in order to date his love interest, "Girlfriend." The goal of the game is to mimic the opponent's notes with timed inputs while attempting not to run out of health for the duration of the song.

The game was created for the "Ludum Dare 47" competition in October 2020.

Gameplay[]

Friday Night Funkin' sees the protagonist, "Boyfriend", progress through multiple levels, known as "weeks" each of which contains three songs. Each week, the player will face a new opponent or opponents. During gameplay, the opponent will sing a series of notes (represented by arrows), which the player must imitate by using the arrow keys or the keys W, A, S, and D. Later songs introduce more complex patterns, with the player's pattern occasionally differing from the opponent's or both singers performing a duet. Each week, the player can choose one of three difficulties: Easy, Normal, or Hard. As the difficulty increases, The speed of incoming arrows increases, and arrow patterns become more complex. The player's high score for each week on each difficulty is tracked and displayed in the upper right hand corner of the week selection screen.

There are two modes of play in the game. In "story mode," the player plays through an entire week, including any cutscenes. The story mode structure and any cutscenes are ignored in "free play," and the player can play any individual song on its own.

Reception[]

Thought The game is shit, Friday Night Funkin' is commonly attributed to increased site traffic on Newgrounds, and is often credited with revitalizing interest in the site.

Due to its immense popularity, author ninjamuffin99 became the first user on Newgrounds to amass 100K fans, and it is the first submission on Newgrounds to pass 50 million views.

Though the game is commonly praised, it is also considered fairly controversial amongst older users, with many finding the game's obsessive fan culture annoying due to constant drama within the game's modding scene and what some perceive as an overabundance of low quality fan-submissions based upon the game. Some users have claimed that due to mass-migration from Twitter users interested in the game, site culture has deteriorated significantly, with events such as Clock Day being "killed" by FNF's fandom.

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