Can YOU Survive FNAF IRL? | Free Episode Game Lab FNAF

Can YOU Survive FNAF IRL? | Free Episode Game Lab FNAF


Warning this episode contains bright flashing lights in order to increase the spoopiness levels. Consider yourself warned. I’m MatPat And this is Game Lab! For the last five years I’ve made a name for myself over-analyzing video games using real-world science and math. But now, I’m taking it to the next level by throwing some of the world’s most popular gamers into the scenarios we played through every day. Will the games stack up to reality? And are gamers as good in real life as they are on-screen? Welcome to Game Lab So you might be asking yourself, “Why am I sitting here in this creepy recreation of a restaurant?” It’s a good question. Today we’re exploring the world of fear through animatronic survival restaurant horror gaming. Oh yeah, it’s a real thing. Let’s talk about that, shall we? Way, way back in 2014, Five Nights at Freddy’s came out. A restaurant survival horror game that totally transformed the gaming world. In Five Nights at Freddy’s, you play as an overnight security guard trapped in a restaurant with animal themed animatronics that come to life trying to kill you. Seems crazy that this would be popular, right? And yet, for all you non-gamers watching, -first off welcome to the show, thanks for checking out the channel- Secondly, let me impress upon you the scale of this thing. Five Nights at Freddy’s in less than two years: has five games, a movie deal, a book deal, merchandise lines, and a sixth installment in the works. And it has spawned literally hundreds of fan made spin-off titles. Hundreds! When I say that this was a big deal online, his was a BIG deal. Today we’re talking about one of those fan made games, Five Nights at Candy’s. Which puts our security guard in a haunted burger joint as homicidal robot cats, penguins, and whatever this guy is come to hunt you down. I’m sure you’ll still see some cameos from Five Nights at Freddy’s characters in there too since those guys can’t be contained. The restaurant’s generators are running low on juice and the clock is ticking, so I don’t know about you, but I’m prepared to get spoopy. So I’ve invited three people who, when it comes to horror themed things, I think are gonna be perfect for today’s challenge, so here we go. Trisha is gonna her pants when she sees what we have in store for her. Come on in guys! (spoopy FNAF music) (spoopy music ends) MatPat: Thank you so much for volunteering for this. Vernon – King of Pain, we have a different pain in store for you. Sir, I couldn’t do a creepy episode without you my friend. Rob: I’m here for you MatPat: I appreciate it. If we’re able to scare you by the end of the day, I think “Achievement Unlocked”. Rob: Right, yeah. MatPat: Trisha, you don’t scare easily, do you? Trisha: Well I don’t scare easily because I usually avoid horror situations at all cost. MatPat: Okay, How about you man, how do you feel about horror games? Vernon: I think I’m uh… medium spicy in terms of.. you guys Trisha: Wait, am I the mild or the spicy in this? Vernon: Who knows?! MatPat: We do have a good range of spiciness factor here. We’ve got low spice, medium spice, and high spice. I was excited for today’s episode, I’ve told you guys this; let me tell these guys. I was excited because It’s.. it’s Five Nights at Candy’s. This is gonna be fun and cute horror Oh
No! ‘Cause I found out that our expert for the day is the Co-creator of The Blackout series of haunted houses. Which, are you guys you guys? For you guys who don’t know they are notorious for being some of the most extreme, brutally realistic haunted houses on the market today, and so that’s who designed today’s challenge for us. I have no idea what he has in store. MatPat: Nice to meet you man! Josh: Great to meet you as well. MatPat: Thank you so much for joining us today. I don’t know if I should be thanking you or or not. Josh: We’ll find out soon. MatPat: So Josh, as co-creator of Blackout Can you tell me a little bit about like what happens inside of these horror experiences? Josh: Sure, you know we’ve done many many shows over the last six years, you might have read some stuff about some waterboarding all the way down to nudity. You do have to be over 18 to go through the experience and, also, like this, you will have to just sign a waiver before as well. MatPat: So do I have to be worried about like, naked animatronics today? Vernon: Wait, who’s been reading my Tumblr? Rob: No one’s been reading your Tumblr, calm down. MatPat: *laughing* It’s okay
Vernon: Okay. Alright, okay… Josh: Any crazy physical impairments we should know about? MatPat: I’ve heard tell of your weak ankles. Trisha: I have weak ankles. I fall down sometimes.
Rob: They are legendary. Josh: We do have a medic on site today. Just in case. Trisha: Just in case we need it for anything… Vernon: I’m prone to Fear Poops. Josh: We’ll keep that in mind. I think we should just get started. And frankly… I think you go first. Trisha: Oh, lucky me! MatPat: Oh no, mild spice! Josh: How about you follow me? Trisha: Yeah, this.. I’m not scurred at all. MatPat: Oh my God. Rob: Yeah, okay. MatPat: You’ll do great! Vernon: That… was last we ever heard from Trisha. *Telephone Ringing* *Telephone Ringing* -phone picks up- Trisha: Why Hello?! Oh, sh*t! Oh, f**k! Okay Okay cameras, I’m gonna need you to freakin’ work right now, please. OH! What the hell is that?! Oh, shoot! Okay, okay, okay, think think think. Which uh.. uhh… uhhh… damn… You’re still there, I see you. You are so not there. Oh, you’re right there! Okay, I see you. Hi! I hate that there’s two doors, why can’t there just be one… Oh NO! Oh no, YOU! …in the party room. AHH!! AHHH!!! Ha-HA! Damnit! Oh My Go-ha-ha-ha-ha… Okay, I see you over there. I see you over there, you creepy creepy- oh you’re both gonna come at me at the same time aren’t you? Oh, that’s not okay. You’re still there, that’s great. You! Go away! Okay. Gone. Okay. I like how you’re over there just like tricking me, cat. My light is gonna be gone so fast. All right, it’s almost three o’clock. Hey! Hey there. Oooh, there goes… all my light. Great. AH! NO, GET AWAY! Oh my God! *nervous laugh* oooh nooo… This is terrible… Now my lights are off, ’cause my powers almost gone? Oh no…This is really bad. *Animatronic sounds* No! Go Away! *high squealing*
NO! NO- *high squealing*
I CAN’T DO ANYTHING *high squealing*
TURN ON! *screaming and terrifying animatronic sounds* Vernon: No, this is bad. *laughing nervously* Nooo! Oh my God *distant crash and animatronic sounds* I Hear You Out There! *nervous* Oh no… OH MY GOD! *laughing through the fear* No! Okay… *whimpers*
I don’t like this… I Don’t Like Scary Things! Okay, cool – cool There we go. *reliefed*
okay… Hey there… bear. Cat… alright… *nervously flipping switches like it’s going to save him* Man, come on.. Oh my God. Oh, I saw him. *holding back from shrieking* Okay. *laughing* That almost scared me! But didn’t. (I beg to differ, Vernon) Okay. Oh God, I’m in like a power-stance right now! But I don’t have a lot of battery left ‘kay… Can I get a video of- OH MY GOD! Someone keep the camera… *gasp* Nice try. Real nice try. Hold up, I got an idea. We’re gonna save a little bit of.. ..of energy try using This Guy! Yeah, get outta here! Okay! We’re past the half-way point. Oh My God! OH MY GOD!!! *spooky electrical animatronic sounds* *some screaming…* *terrifying animatronic sounds* Destroy my Anime Collection! Rob: 1 A.M.’s a good time.. …1 A.M.’s a good time.. Okay, sup. Still in your sexy little position. Alright. Oh, Sup. They can – leave now, please. Oh, light went out! Cool, I’m just gonna leave that closed. Ahh, here. You good? Hey Ah you, ah you robot on outta here. Battery’s almost dead Here. I’ll help. *being ironic, of course* *power sounds off* *door clatters open* Yeah! Yeah.. *mutters to himself* *If satan were a robot, these noises would be accurate* MatPat: God, what have I gotten myself into? Okay. God damn… Switch, switch. You there. Okay. It is… God! Okay, okay. ..okay… ‘kay, I see him. Stay with me camera! Stay with me so they can enter through this way and through that way This is the only way through this door ..okay.. OOH! Jesus! Christ! Okay. *gaspy*
Huh.. Okay. He’s coming up, He’s coming up. Hey friend, hey friend Ha-ha-ho-ho that is terrifying. *friendly*
Hey! Hey! *friendly*
I see you comin’ up to me, it’s fine! *friendly*
Come on, yeah, I see you! *high & distorted talking* Hey! Come on. Come On Baby! Get up in my face! I know this game! This game has ruined my life! We got this! You’re gonna get a big door shut in your face, friend! *Egotistically*
HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-Ha-ha! *knocks on glass*
*scratching on glass noises* *scratching on glass continues*
Oh, Jesus! *scratching on glass continues*
*loudly laughing nervously* *scratching on glass continues*
They Are Aggressive! *scratching on glass continues*
Holy Cow! Oh, No! *scratching ceases*
This has gotten serious now. Okay, so you’re there. Uhhh… Please leave, please leave. *scratching on glass noises* *scratching on glass noises*
Please leave. *scratching on glass continues*
Okay, that one… That ones now gone. *scratching ceases*
*door clanks open*
Good, good, good. Okay. (referencing the cameras)
Two, One, Two! Swear to God! You are the worst! You’re still there, hey friend! *happily, but crazily, laughing* Oh, oh, oh! Hey, hey! Who, who’s this?! Okay, that’s him. Okay. Okay, Fine. I’m gonna flash you. There! *loud pounding* There we go, get up there. Oooookay. Whew! Still got one door drop left. HUH! Just a little sliver! Okay. *exhales* Just.. I, I exist in darkness Here we go, I see you comin’. I see you comin’. Good-Bye! Alright. Huh.. Alright. And he’s.. and he… aaaand… aaaand.. he’s gone! Up! Great. Okay, five o’clock. Five o’clock! WE GOT THIS! Oh yeah, of course! You’re Only Helping Me Guys! YOU’RE ONLY HELPING ME! My night vision is only getting better! I’m gonna earn my overtime! Security Guard of the Year! ‘kay, ‘kay, ‘kay, ‘kay. We’re all good, we’re all good! Is there anything back in this room with me? Oh no, no Oh, no. No, you don’t! No, no, no! I have no power?! Okay. Flash. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye. Goodbye STOP IT! STOP IT! NO! NO! I WILL BARRICADE YOU IN! I SURVIVED! I SURVIVED! YEEESSSS! *deathly animatronic noises* Trisha: Was it what you guys expected? Rob: Yeeah..
MatPat: Nooo! MatPat: I expected to win! Damnit! I WAS SO CLOSE! Trisha: You were so close. MatPat: Eight Minutes! Vernon: Are you kidding?
MatPat: I had eight minutes left. MatPat: But it’s really interesting. Had I actually decided to run out of the room in the opposite direction of the animatronics I would have survived. Because I was so fixated; I’m like this is my safe space, this is my area… Trisha: Yeah. MatPat: I didn’t actually do it. MatPat: Hey. Hey! Trisha: Heeeeeey! Josh: How did everybody do? Trisha: Well… Josh: Did ya have fun. Rob: Yeah, we had.. We had ‘Fun’. MatPat: Were you watching us? Josh: I was watching, I was actually taking some notes. Trisha: Oh, my goodness. Josh: [to MatPat] You actually stayed in the longest. You made it ’til 5:52 Trisha: Niiice.
MatPat: Yeeeah! Josh: Which is… MatPat: Still died… ..pretty good. Vernon made it Vernon: SECOND PLACE!
Josh: Second. Vernon: Whew! MatPat: *laughing* Josh: You.. made it.. You, you died at 3:40. Trisha: Ooooooh!
Vernon: Thank You! MatPat: 3:40?! Vernon: It was a big strech, yeah. Rob: Yeah, wow. MatPat: OMG Josh: Followed by Trish. Josh: Who stayed
Trisha: Yeeeeeaaaahh! Josh: You died at 3:18. Trisha: Thank You!
Vernon: Bring it in. MatPat: 3:… Josh: And, uh. Unfortunately… At the end we got Rob. Rob: Yeah! Josh: And you died at 3:08. Rob: No, no, no.
Josh: Yeah, yeah, yeah. Rob: No, no, no. No, no, no. No. No! Misconception. I chose to die. MatPat: *laughs*
Trisha: Ooooooooooh…. Josh: You chose to die.. It’s my bad, Josh: I apologize.
MatPat: I find it seriously strange. Rob: No one else her chose to die! It was my decision. {flashback}
Battery’s almost dead. {flashback} {flashback}
Here. {flashback} {flashback}
I’ll Help. MatPat: Why? Rob: Because I was completely out of control. I knew that the end was near. And I said if I’m gonna go out It’s gonna be by my doing not theirs. MatPat: Wow.
Trisha: I like it! Rob: That’s it. {flashback}
Rob: Come on! {flashback} {flashback}
*power sounds down* {flashback}
Rob: Oh, oh, oh, oh… Trisha: Does that make it less mentally terrifying for you to think like ‘I have some control over this.’ Rob: Uhmm.. No. MatPat: So I’m curious, since we didn’t get to see each-other go like what were your strategies for coping? Were you scared? How did you handle like… MatPat: All the things happening?
Vernon: I had a real good… Vernon: dance going. I was like, I was sort of like up; like checking things. Booty out. Vernon: Kind of like… What’s over there? What’s over there? What’s over there? Over there? Cool! MatPat: So you were hoping to scare the animatronics away using your butt? Vernon: I was actually hoping to turn them on. That was my strategy. Didn’t work. My entire long-term strategy for this was to teach the robots how to love. MatPat: *laughing* Trisha: I think it’s good. MatPat: Trisha, what about you? Trisha: Yeah, my strategy – because when I’m playing horror games especially or in kind of haunted house situation – I tend to freak out, buckle under pressure, and just either like button-mash or somehow cause my own demise. And so I was determined not to do that today. And so, I went in thinking ‘if I just focus on the game, like on the strategy points of the game.’ Check my cameras, check my cameras, use my lights, check my cameras, use my lights Like if I can focus on that, I can.. try to temporarily forget that these things are coming to get me. That’s when power dropped and I only had the flashlight, that was the one moment where I was like: This is it I’m terrified, I couldn’t even find the button to turn on the flashlight like I was freaking out. {flashback}
*high squealing*
No, No! NO! {flashback}
*high squealing*
OH NO! {flashback}
*high squealing*
OH NO- {flashback}
*high squealing*
I CAN’T DO ANYTHING {flashback}
*high squealing*
TURN ON! {flashback}
*screaming and terrifying animatronic sounds*
she ded Vernon: I want you to know that we were all sitting in a room where we could only hear you scream. There was like a moment when you just lost it {flashback}
AHH!! AHHH!!! {flashback}
Ha-HA! {flashback}
Damnit! Trisha: That was it.
Vernon: And we all just look at each-other like… Rob: Okay, this is real.
MatPat: This is serious. MatPat: Vernon, I would like you to know that we were kept in a room separate. Where all we could do was hear you scream. Vernon: Yeah, okay. MatPat: And you scream louder than Trisha. {flashback}
Oh My God! {flashback}
OH MY GOD! OH MY GOD!!! Vernon: Thank you. *Trisha & MatPat laughing* Thank you. I would like all women, who [are] watching this, to know that I’m a very sensitive man. But I feel like I was tough enough to do this. Trisha: He’s a tender guy. Vernon: Tough, tough patenders, how i like to… MatPat: If you want poor resource management. This is the guy for you. *laughing*
Trisha: Oh-ho-ho-ho No-o-o-o MatPat: So, Rob clearly as holding up a solid fourth place… Rob: Yeah! Matt: Where did it go wrong? Rob: It didn’t, uhh, Matt. I don’t know why you would assume such a thing. MatPat: That was your intent the whole time? Rob: There’s a little thing called analysis paralysis: Where if you try to focus on too many things at once, it screws you off more than anything. So I tried to focus on the two primary things I had focus on; which were the hallways. As long as you just keep going like this, you’ll see them. The cameras are helpful when you close the door and you can see if they’re still out there. But looking at them any other way is just kind of a waste of time and you’re kind of taking your attention off and that’s kind of what they’re waiting for. MatPat: Yeah, so.. fourth place…
Rob: So, and then, fourth place came in where I just said okay. I’ve made my point. Everyone’s smarter now because I’m here and now it’s time for me to go and just pass a lesson on. MatPat: Well to me, Knowing that battery power was the big limiting factor in a lot of this, Rob: A little bit. MatPat: So my strategy ended up being wait for them to get as close to the door as possible before you slam it shut {flashback}
Here we go. In close, in close. GOODBYE! MatPat: So it was a lot about like facing the fear head-on. Josh: I mean it was amazing to watch you guys all go through. And everybody sort of deals with it in their own way. MatPat: yeah Josh: And it’s so symbolic of how.. You know, when you’re watching people go through a haunted house everybody brings something else to the table. Fear is subjective Everybody responds differently to fear. Some people laugh, some people cry, some people piss their pants, some people faint. Josh: Some people have a seizure.
Rob: What about, uhh.. ALL: Fear Poop. Josh: Fear Pooping throw into the mix there, without a doubt. MatPat: So why are so many people scared of like Chuck E. Cheese and animatronics? Why are people scared of the things that they’re scared of? Josh: It’s.. It’s a.. It’s such a good question. I don’t entirely have an answer. I mean I have a thought as to why that might be. MatPat: One might say, you have a Theory.
(Matthew Patrick, NO! Bad!) Josh: I have a theory… MatPat: A Theory?! Josh: The biggest fear is the fear of the unknown. It sort of taps into what we were afraid of his children, and we didn’t understand the animatronics probably as kids. And we probably couldn’t understand why this giant animal was alive and talking to us, and trying to play with us. And so maybe that fear of the unknown… MatPat: Get your mind out of the gutter, Trisha. In my experience, specifically with blackout, it’s all psychological. Nothing, I could put in the room is gonna scare you as much as whatever you’re thinking in your head MatPat: So let’s wrap things up here when it comes to FNAC (Five Nights at Candy’s) and actual real-life fear responses. I think this was really interesting because first off, Everyone makes fun of these games because, “Oh, you’re a security guard who’s trapped in a single room and can’t leave.” But, what I myself experienced was ‘Hey that was my safe-spot.’ and I was scared to leave that room even when I knew that all the other animatronics were coming in. My fight-or-flight response was hide in a corner Trisha: *laughing* MatPat: Hide in a corner in the room where they’re attacking you. It’s like the biggest horror-movie cliché and yet it proved to be true when I was faced with that situation in real-life. One of the things that you don’t really experience in the game, but you do in real-life is that the animatronics.. you see them coming at you. Sure, there are certain corners that are tighter than others; but, for the most part, you have enough reaction time to shut a door, or flash a light, or run the heck in the other direction. On one hand, it works in your favor because you see the horror coming at you. And like we’ve been discussing, once you see the monster you kind of what the danger is. You know how fast it’s coming towards. You know what sort of harm it might present you; so you become better prepared as a result. But on the other side, as you see it approaching you.. you feel the pressure increasing and all of a sudden it’s… Okay, I gotta flick it right now. Which is a really interesting feeling so there you go. That’s something that because of the nature of these games you don’t experience. But in real life, it’s a mechanic that exists. I think it’s time. *LET’S GET IT STARTED IN HERE* I think it’s time we celebrate this birthday party There it is. I have never used one of these things before Trisha: Here we go! MatPat: I’m Terrified Of The Unknown!
*clap-clap Matt, for another reference mentioned 60 seconds ago* MatPat: Oh God It’s In My Mouth1
*Trisha screaming* (Yes Rob… Yesss…. You are the Chosen One.) MatPat: I think the biggest lesson of today is that the true horror… is silly-string. Trisha: Mhm. MatPat: You kiddin’ me. It won’t open. Like in the game, there.. you can’t open the effin’ box. Trisha: Who did that?! MatPat: Thanks