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The Joy of Creation: Story Mode

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Platform(s) PC
Engine Unreal engine 4
Developer(s) Nikson
Genre Survival horror
Release Date(s) 7/17/17
The Joy of Creation: Story Mode, or TJoC: SM, is the Story Mode of The Joy of Creation: Reborn. The game uses elements from both the alpha of TJoC:R, and the original, canceled TJoC.

Summary

This is a Five Nights at Freddy's fan-game, FNaF and its characters are owned by Scott Cawthon.

It's the night of August 8th 2016, and Five Nights at Freddy's 2nd Anniversary has passed. Celebrated worldwide, the hit indie horror series and its creator have made themselves a place in modern culture and the hearts of many. But success doesn't only bring fortune to your doorstep.

Play through the eyes of Scott Cawthon and his family, as they try to survive inside their own home on the dreadful night that brought the horror into reality, the scorched beings whose origin and motives are yet unknown. Find the secrets lurking in the house, and uncover the mysterious events that led to the cancellation of the next game in the series. The tragedy that ended Five Nights at Freddy's. — Summary of the game.

Gameplay

You play as Nick, Val, and Scott Cawthon (the creator of FNaF). There are four ignited animatronics in the game. There are 5 levels (forgotten memories) in this gameplay. Your first memory is in the bedroom in which you will play as Nick. The second memory is in the living room where you play as Val. Then, in the third memory, the office, you play as Scott. The fourth memory is the basement, in which you will play as Scott. The final memory is in the attic, where you once again play as Scott.

You start off the night with Michael or Scott telling you how to ward off the animatronics, with each night containing the main cast from the first game: Ignited Freddy, Ignited Bonnie, Ignited Chica, and lastly, Ignited Foxy. The only exceptions to this are the basement and attic memories. You must use hearing, sight-seeing skills, and (sometimes) pure luck to survive until 6:00 AM.

Challenge Modes

Bedroom Blind Mode

The rules for this challenge:

Beat the Bedroom level blind. 
Can't pause the game. 
No cut-scenes. 
Hold F to see for a short amount of time. (3 brief moments to be precise) 
Die once, you lose. 

Basement Run Mode

The rules for this challenge:

Complete the Basement level in under 8 minutes. 
Can't pause the game. 
No cut-scenes. 
Lose automatically if you go past the time limit. 
Die once, you lose. 

Survival Mode

The rules for this challenge:

Beat each level from start to finish continually. 
Can't pause the game. 
No cut-scenes 
Die once, you lose.

Developers

  • Nikson - Programmer, Level Designer, Sounds, Animatronic Editor, Developer, Additional Music Tracks.
  • Phisnom - Designer, Advizor, Tester.
  • Lucifersam01 - Animator
  • Nathan Hanover - OST
  • MrBreino - Writer
  • EverythingAnimations - Base Animatronic Models
  • Ry-Guy, Olivia Steele, RyanTheMic - Voice Actors.

Development

Nikson first started development on The Joy of Creation: Story Mode on September 3rd, 2016 after The Joy of Creation: Reborn. He was having doubts that the game would ever surface, and almost ended up cancelling it due to time constraints far beyond his control. He had to scrap most of the features and cut-scenes of the game just to keep it afloat.

The first demo he released of the game was The Living Room Demo. It was extremely buggy, and Nikson tried to the best of his ability to fix it. There was even a Bedroom Demo, which came with a .sav file that allowed you to overwrite the save file that came with a step by step guide on how to do it, which was a method that let you skip the Living Room if it was unbeatable, which it was. Furthermore, Nikson realized that uploading demos was actually hurting the game, and Phisnom, his advizor, helped him a great deal. So he decided not to upload anymore demos until the game was finished, which left fans waiting for a long while until he started uploading teasers one by one on his YouTube channel.

The game was uploaded July 17th, 2017. As time passed by, more and more YouTubers started playing it, which boosted its popularity even more.

Trivia

  • Scott posted about FNaF 6 being cancelled, where at the end of his post, he mentioned that he had fan games to catch up on, such as FNaC 3, TJoC, Popgoes, ONaF and much, much more.
  • The name of the game, as well as the original game, which might have been derived from the Night 5 call from the original Five Nights at Freddy's, when that night's call is reversed you will hear an exert from Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda with some words and syllables omitted. At one point in the call, many fans believed to hear the voice say the words: Joy of Creation
    • However, those words are never outright said in the actual exert.

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