Baldi's Basics

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Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning
Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning.svg
Developer(s)Micah McGonigal (mystman12)
Publisher(s)Basically, Games!
EngineUnity
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android
Release
  • WW: March 30, 2018
Genre(s)Survival horror
Indie game

Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning (or simply Baldi's Basics) is a free-to-play 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 1990s but is a survival Horror game.

Gameplay[change | change source]

The player must find their friend's seven notebooks, The notebooks are spread throughout the school. The player has to find them without being caught by their teacher, Baldi. Other students and faculty also cause problems for them.[1] As they play, the player can collect items to help them.

The game was initially made as an entry in the annual Meta-Game Jam. It received 2nd place.[2] The game became well liked for its humor and strange-looking levels.[3] YouTubers such as Markiplier made videos of themselves playing the game.[4]

Baldi's Basics Plus[change | change source]

The developer launched a Kickstarter for the game. They asked the public for money. The game creator said that the full game would be released in late 2019 or early 2020. As of May 2021, 2,176 people gave $61,375.[5] On August 13, 2019, the Baldi's Basics full game demo was released for the public. A Kickstarter Exclusive Demo came out on November 5, 2019.

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

Characters[change | change source]

  • Baldi Baldimore: He is the teacher of the game. He teaches mathematics.
  • Principal of the Thing: He is the principal.
  • It's a Bully: He is the bully. He takes items.
  • 1st Prize: He is a Baldi-themed robot who tries to hug the player.
  • Arts and Crafters: He is a sock puppet.
  • Playtime: She is a girl who has a jump rope. The player can press space to jump.

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 2022-02-21.