Baldi's Basics

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Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning
Developer(s)Micah McGonigal (mystman12)
Publisher(s)Basically, Games!
SeriesBaldi's Basics Edit this on Wikidata
EngineUnity
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android
Release
  • WW: March 30, 2018
Genre(s)Survival horror
Indie game
Mode(s)Single-player Edit this on Wikidata

Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning (or simply Baldi's Basics) is a free-to-play 2D survival horror indie video game. It was released on March 30, 2018 for PC. Baldi's Basics is a parody: it looks like an educational video game from the 1980s, but it is really a survival horror game.

Gameplay[change | change source]

The player must find their friend's seven notebooks that are spread throughout the school, without being caught by their teacher, Foot,and being hindered by the other students and faculty.[1] Each notebook has at least one wrong answer with the exception of the first notebook. Along the way you can collect items to help you.

The game was initially made as an entry in the annual Meta-Game Jam, where it received 2nd place.[2] It became popular for its humor-like difficulty and strange-looking levels.[3] Popular YouTubers such as Markiplier made videos showing themselves playing the game.[4]

Baldi's Basics Plus[change | change source]

The developer launched a Kickstarter for the game, asking the public for money. The developer announced that the full game would be released sometime in late 2019 or early 2020. The Kickstarter, as of February 4, 2019, had raised a total US$61,375.[5]

On August 13, 2019, the Baldi's Basics full game demo was released for the public.

An enhanced Kickstarter Exclusive Demo came out on November 5, 2019.

On March 31, 2020, Baldi's Basics Plus, a version of the original with more features, was announced in itch.io. The early access trailer was posted on May 9, 2020 and it was released for early access on June 12, 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jackson, Gita. "A Free Game That Makes Math More Scary". Kotaku. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  2. "Top ranked games in the Meta Game Jam". itch.io. Retrieved 2018-08-05.
  3. "'Baldi's Basics' Brings Nostalgia for Millennial Gamers". Study Breaks. 2018-06-15. Retrieved 2018-09-02.
  4. Nguyen, Keoni. "A Fake Edutainment Game Is Now A YouTube Hit". Kotaku. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  5. "Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning - Full game!". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2018-08-02.

Characters[change | change source]

There are currently 10 characters, these include,

  1. Protagonist (You)
  2. Baldi
  3. Principal
  4. Bully
  5. Gotta Sweep
  6. 1st Prize
  7. Arts and crafters
  8. Playtime
  9. Filename2
  10. Friend