Poppy Playtime is a survival horror video game developed and published by indie developer MOB Games. The player plays as a former employee who is revisiting an abandoned toy factory previously owned by the game's in-universe company Playtime Co. 10 years after the staff have seemingly vanished without a trace. In the game, players navigate through a first-person perspective and must solve puzzles, some requiring a gadget named the GrabPack, in order to progress further. Poppy Playtime is a first-person survival horror game where the player takes on the role of a former employee of the company Playtime Co. who is returning to the abandoned toy factory of said company after receiving a letter from the staff who were thought to have disappeared 10 years ago. When the protagonist arrives, they find that Huggy Wuggy, the company's mascot, is alive and is malicious towards them.
The first chapter of Poppy Playtime was released on Steam for Microsoft Windows on October 12, 2021. Future chapters of the game are planned to be released as downloadable content. Players navigate through a first-person view and solve puzzles in order to progress further, some requiring a gadget called the GrabPack, a backpack equipped with two extendable hands used to pull and reach objects from a far distance, conduct electricity and access certain doors. The player can also find VHS tapes that give a more in-depth explanation of the story.
The graphics are of a high quality, with no slowdown even during intense moments of the game.
The player can find various VHS tapes throughout the factory, which give an in-depth explanation of the story.
Poppy Playtime has a high replayability value because, unlike many other video games of the survival horror genre, it is not a linear video game with a set path to follow. Players can explore the abandoned factory and solve puzzles in any order they choose.
Poppy Playtime is a well-designed, enjoyable single-player game with a high-quality graphics and a well-thought-out gameplay. The only disadvantage is the lack of multiplayer modes.
- The game is not available on consoles;
- The game is relatively short, with only one chapter;
- The game is not available in different languages;
- The game is not very challenging;
- The game can be glitchy;
- The game is set in a dark atmosphere;
- Players are able to collect various documents throughout the game;
- The game is compatible with VR headsets;
- The puzzles are diverse and well-crafted;
- The game has a minimalistic UI;
- The game is appropriate for all ages;
- The game has a unique story;