Friday Night Funkin'

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Name: Friday Night Funkin'
Abbreviation(s): FNF
Developer: ninjamuffin99 (Cameron Taylor) (programmer, lead)
PhantomArcade (art)
Kawai Sprite (composer)
evilsk8r (art)
Reveal date:
Release date: 5 October 2020
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux
Type: Rhythm
External links: Official Newgrounds upload
Official upload
See also: Newgrounds
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Friday Night Funkin' is a 2020 rhythm game created by an indie team of developers, originally for the game jam Ludum Dare 47. Created as a homage to Newgrounds, the art style and humor of the game emulates 2000s Flash animations, with additional inspiration art style inspired by graffiti street art. The gameplay is similar to Dance Dance Revolution and other 4-key rhythm games. However, instead of dancing, the player sings alongs with various opponents, similar to Parappa the Rapper and Gitaroo Man. The story of the game follows Boyfriend and Girlfriend facing opponents, the former engaging in rap battles against these opponents for various reasons.


The game stars college drop-out Boyfriend who is trying to woo a demon named Girlfriend through rap battles. However, Girlfriend's parents—Daddy Dearest and Mommy Mearest—do not want their daughter to date Boyfriend, trying to ruin their chances of dating via extremely violent means.



Analysis, Headcanons, and Theories



Fandom trends



Main article: Friday Night Funkin'/Modding

Due to the fact that Friday Night Funkin' is open source, and the source code for the game is distributed under an open license (Apache 2.0),[1] there is a large modding scene for the game. Mods range in content and goals, from cosmetic mods, to fanmade weeks, to total conversions, and more. However, most mods are not built off the original code for the game; instead, they use mod engines that add new capabilities to Friday Night Funkin'. Many mods have been given shoutouts by the devs on Twitter.

Notable events

Week 7 Newgrounds crash

On April 18, 2021, the then-latest week was posted exclusively on Newgrounds. Newgrounds crashed shortly afterwards due to traffic overload.[2][3] This was compounded by the fact that Week 7 was only posted to Newgrounds, and the update was not pushed to builds, leaving Newgrounds as the only platform to play the update. After Newgrounds was brought back online, the Friday Night Funkin' page on Newgrounds was disabled for three days to allow time to set up additional infastructure.

Due to both fandoms causing Newgrounds to crash, some Homestuck fans drew comparsions between the release of Week 7 and the [S] Cascade release.

i'm so proud that the younger fandoms are speedrunning these milestones

Notable fans





Example Fanworks

Examples Wanted: Editors are encouraged to add more examples or a wider variety of examples.



Flash animations

Game mods/Fangames

See also: Category:Friday Night Funkin' Mods and Friday Night Funkin'/Modding



Meta and Further Reading

Communtities & Blogs

Archives & Fannish Links

See also


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