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The Joy of Creation: Reborn is a fan-game inspired by the Five Nights at Freddy's series. It is a remake of an earlier fan-game, titled simply The Joy of Creation, that was released in 2015.
The game is a survival horror title in which the player must roam the playing field in search of objects. Along the way, they will be pursued by lethal animatronic creatures which must be avoided at all costs.
As the original The Joy of Creation was released in an unfinished state and never completed, the remake expands considerably upon its model. It contains new challenges, new gameplay modes, and revised gameplay.
As a fan-game, The Joy of Creation: Reborn retains much of the basic concept of its source but works on a smaller scale. That said, it also finds room to experiment with the formula by adding new touches of its own. In terms of aesthetics, it is notable in that it focuses on burnt, half-skeletal versions of the animatronic characters rather than the versions familiar from the main games.
Like the original The Joy of Creation, the game was developed in large part by a designer credited simply as Nikson. Nikson worked alongside a small crew of co-creators who provided elements such as animation soundtrack, voice acting and script.
Although some of its visual elements are somewhat cartoonish, the game should not be mistaken for a children's title. Like the Five Nights at Freddy's series that inspired it, this is a horror game that takes childlike teddy bear characters and turns them into terrifying monsters. Its horrific elements mean that it is not suitable for children, or for sensitive players in general.
The game has two gameplay modes. The most important is the Story Mode, where the player must make it through a series of challenges pitting them against various opponents. Also included is the Endless Mode, where the aim is simply to survive for as long as possible before dying.
As well as the original The Joy of Creation game, the series also includes The Joy of Creation: Halloween Edition. Developer Nikson also created a very similar fan-game entitled Those Nights at Rachel's.
No. As a fan-game, The Joy of Creation: Reborn is entirely free to download and play.
The game is designed for the 64-bit version of Windows 7 and subsequent Windows editions. It is not available for Mac OS or any other non-Windows operating systems.