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Poppy Playtime is a first-person survival horror video game developed by indie developer MOB Games. The player plays as a former employee of Playtime Co. who previously worked at an abandoned toy factory that had been abandoned 10 years ago. They return to find that Huggy Wuggy, the company's mascot, is alive and hostile towards them. Gamepl...

Poppy Playtime

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jan 10, 2022

Poppy Playtime is a first-person survival horror video game developed by indie developer MOB Games. The player plays as a former employee of Playtime Co. who previously worked at an abandoned toy factory that had been abandoned 10 years ago. They return to find that Huggy Wuggy, the company's mascot, is alive and hostile towards them.

Gameplay

The player navigates through a first-person perspective and solves puzzles, some requiring a gadget called the GrabPack, which is a backpack equipped with two extendable hands used to pull and reach objects from a far distance, conduct electricity and access certain doors. Gameplay consists of solving puzzles in order to progress through the story. The player can find VHS tapes lying around the factory, which gives a more in-depth explanation of the story.

Graphics

The graphics are highly detailed, consisting of various VHS tapes found around the factory which provide a more in-depth explanation of the story. The game is set in a dark toy factory with broken down machinery. The protagonist is equipped with a flashlight to light up dark areas. The game is played through the use of the mouse to aim the flashlight and select items.

Information about replayability

Future chapters are planned to be released as downloadable content. Poppy Playtime, which is available on Steam, is currently planned as a trilogy. The first chapter was released on October 12, 2021, and the second chapter is planned to be released in early 2022. The player can find VHS tapes lying around the factory, which gives a more in-depth explanation of the story.

Conclusion

Overall, The game is a first-person survival horror where the player must explore the environment, solve puzzles and use the GrabPack to progress. They must solve puzzles in order to progress through the game, and some puzzles require the use of the GrabPack, which is a backpack equipped with two extendable hands that can be used to manipulate objects from a distance, conduct electricity and access certain doors.

Pros:
  • The game is highly detailed and the puzzles are logical and engaging
  • The game is divided into chapters
  • The game is set in a dark toy factory
  • The player is equipped with a flashlight to light up dark areas
Cons:
  • The puzzles require you to complete them in a specific order, and the interface is cluttered and confusing at times
  • The game is played through the use of the mouse to aim the flashlight and select items
  • The protagonist is equipped with a flashlight to light up dark areas
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