A while back, I became aware of the websites Now Loading and Movie Pilot, where anyone can post their geeky content and articles for free. I decided that posting my work on these sites would help me get some more exposure as a writer. I am going to use them to submit pieces that are related to nerdy topics that do not have a Japanese origin. However, I still want to share my work with all of my great followers on my here 🙂 Here is a summary of my very first article on Now Loading, which is about the satire used in the Five Nights At Freddy’s game franchise.
Anyone who willingly does their job as a security guard at Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is either insane, desperate, or has probably never worked before.
In the massively popular game franchise Five Nights At Freddy’s, the main character is a security guard who holds a graveyard shift at a Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza location. During the day, Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is full of happy children attending birthday parties and interacting with their favorite animatronic characters. After hours, it is a terrifying place where unexplained phenomena frequently occurs, namely the animatronic suits coming alive and attacking people. In every game (excluding the fourth one), some variation of the security guard role is played by the main character who has to face the haunted animatronics. It is undeniable in each game that this job is ridiculous, and let’s be honest. The people who run the facility are completely aware of the danger and bad conditions.
The creator of the game uses satire to make fun of the way businesses are poorly operated, and the way they commonly treat their employees like garbage. The satire was obvious in the first game, but with each new release, the satire has become stronger and more apparent. The latest release, Five Nights At Freddy’s: Sister Location, takes the satire to a whole other level, blatantly hinting that the security guard is worth nothing to the company.