Newgrounds rhythm game Friday Night Funkin' is getting Polymod support. Lars Doucet's system for loading and playing multiple mods in Newgrounds games is coming to the dance-'em-up "soon", according to Doucet himself.
What is Polymod, and why is it good for Friday Night Funkin'?
This news comes via Doucet's official Twitter account. As Doucet himself explains, Polymod theoretically enables you to replace any asset in the game with whatever you want, and allows you to mix and match mods as you see fit. If any mods change the same values, you can select which one of them takes priority, meaning you can completely customize your Friday Night Funkin' experience however you like.
Doucet explains this further in a followup tweet. He says that if, for example, one person creates a mod that replaces the Boyfriend character, while another makes a mod that changes up the Friday Night Funkin' soundtrack, then both of these mods could be loaded in at once with Polymod. If this system wasn't in place, you'd have to painstakingly composite every single mod yourself without being able to simply load them all in simultaneously. As you can imagine, Polymod would make multi-mod loadouts in Friday Night Funkin' significantly more painless. If you want to see this system in action, you can check it out in Dicey Dungeons, which already has Polymod support for loading in multiple mods.
What is Friday Night Funkin'?
Friday Night Funkin' is a free-to-play rhythm game created by a group of Newgrounds users, led by programmer Ninjamuffin99. It takes inspiration from classic rhythm games like PaRappa the Rapper, Gitaroo Man, and Dance Dance Revolution, and it uses a nostalgic art style similar to Flash games hosted on the Newgrounds platform in the early 2000s. The game takes place across six "weeks", each of which features three different songs protagonist Boyfriend must navigate in order to impress the father of his prospective love interest Girlfriend.
You can check out Friday Night Funkin' for free right now on Ninjamuffin99's itch.io page, or if you're feeling particularly old-school, you can take a look at the game's Newgrounds page. It's free, so if you're a fan of rhythm games and early-2000s Newgrounds Flash animation, you should definitely give this one a try.
Will you be using Polymod in Friday Night Funkin'? Let us know in the comments below!