Friday Night Funkin'

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Friday Night Funkin'
Developer(s)Cameron Taylor (Ninjamuffin99)
  • PhantomArcade
  • evilsk8r
Composer(s)Kawai Sprite
ReleaseNovember 1, 2020
Genre(s)Rhythm game
The game's main playable character, Boyfriend.

Friday Night Funkin' is a rhythm game made for the PC. It was made by a programmer named ninjamuffin99. It was first made available to play on the website Newgrounds.[1][2] The game is about a character named Boyfriend who wants to be with his girlfriend. He must go on rap battles with characters who do not want him to.[3] The design of the game was made to look similar to Adobe Flash games from the 2000s.[3][4] The source code is available in GitHub, mostly written in Haxe. The game has had a kickstarter in April 2021, where it received a $60,000 goal in a few hours. The game got over $2,000,000.

Opponents[change | change source]

  • Week 1 - Daddy Dearest
  • Week 2 - Skid and Pump and Monster
  • Week 3 - Pico (Originating from Newgrounds.)
  • Week 4 - Mommy Mearest
  • Week 5 - Daddy Dearest, Mommy Mearest and Monster
  • Week 6 - Senpai and Spirit
  • Week 7 - Tankman (Originating from Newgrounds.)

Gameplay[change | change source]

Friday Night Funkin' is a rhythm game where the player controls Boyfriend, a person who is trying to date his girlfriend. However, he must defeat multiple bosses by rap battling in order to do so. Boyfriend goes through multiple "weeks", which contain three songs each. The player rap battles the opponents by pressing the WASD or arrow keys although other controls were made optional in more recent updates.

The player can choose to play the story mode or freeplay. Story mode allows the player to play the game in multiple weeks. Freeplay allows the player to play each song individually. The game also includes a tutorial.

Friday Night Funkin', due to it being an open-source game, has an active modding community. Mods are fan-made weeks remade to have different bosses, backgrounds, assets, and such. The full game will have mod support using the Polymod framework.

References[change | change source]

  1. Davies, Patrick (November 21, 2020). "South Cariboo game designer reaps success". 100 Mile House Free Press. Black Press. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  2. Holland, Naquan (February 26, 2021). "Iconic PaRappa the Rapper Level Modded Into Friday Night Funkin'". Game Rant. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Wery, Jackson (January 29, 2021). "Friday Night Funkin' Fondly Recalls Flash Games". TechRaptor. Retrieved March 16, 2021.
  4. Lee, Julia (January 8, 2021). "TikTok's algorithm led me to an amazing rhythm game". Polygon. Retrieved March 16, 2021.

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