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
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android
ReleaseMarch 30, 2018
Genre(s)Survival horror
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 survival horror video game. It was released on March 30, 2018 for PC.

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, Baldi (or baldy), and being hindered by the other students and faculty.[1]

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 often surreal levels.[3] Popular YouTubers such as Markiplier made let's plays which boosted the games popularity.[4]

The developer launched a Kickstarter for the game, where he announced that the full game will be released sometime in late 2019 or early 2020. The Kickstarter, as of February 4th, 2019, has raised a total $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 was announced in The early access trailer was posted on May 9, 2020 and it was released for early access on June 12, 2020.

Appearances in other media[change | change source]

In the YouTube comedy channel, The Annoying Orange, Baldi and four other characters became a recurring characters since the Let’s Play videos for the game on the Annoying Orange Gaming channel and the upload of the episode, “Annoying Orange vs. Baldi,” on September 3, 2018, when Orange attends Baldi’s math class and annoys Baldi himself. As a recurring character, Baldi appeared in many Annoying Orange episodes and challenge videos voiced by Daneboe. He also appeared as a hack in the gaming videos for Toca Kitchen 2, Untitled Goose Game, Sticky Bodies, and Turbo Dismount.

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". 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.