What Happened To The Playtime Company Employees?
The Playtime Co. Toy Factory staff vanished ten years ago, but Poppy Playtime players have been told that they are still inside the building.
In Poppy Playtime, an indie survival horror game, players are invited back to the Playtime Co. Toy Factory as an ex-employee after the rest of the staff vanished inside the factory ten years ago. While only the first chapter of the game has been released thus far, the second chapter is on the way, with a tentative release date of early 2022, and there's no telling what horrors await players as they continue to uncover the secrets of the factory's dark past. However, Chapter 1 of Poppy Playtime is jam-packed with mysteries, hidden lore, and just enough details to raise more questions than answers, leaving players with a plethora of potential theories as to how the factory's employees vanished.
At the start of the game, players receive a package containing an old Playtime Co. commercial on VHS tape as well as a note that reads, “Everyone thinks the staff dissappeared 10 years ago. Wer’e still here. Find the flower.” Aside from the grammar and spelling errors, the message appears to be written in crayon and includes a drawing of a poppy flower that matches the one shown on the door to Poppy's room in the game's final area. In addition to implying that the employees are still alive within the factory, this note appears to imply that there is a way for players to assist them as well.
Poppy playtime is a free horror game. Can you survive in the abandoned toy factory and solve the mystery?