Granny is an arcade horror game that was published by DVloper in November 2017. Though the game doesn’t good graphics, it didn’t hinder it from being the most popular horror games. Back in May 2018, the game became the most popular mobile game on YouTube, racking up 314 million views and beating Clash Royale.
One of the main reasons for this is that horror games usually do well on YouTube because of raw reactions that streamers typically provide for the viewers. Let’s face it, horror games are scary, especially the good ones. No matter how tough or brave you are, a good horror game can make you jump on your seat or even scream if you’re caught off guard or surprised. And that’s what Granny brings to the table.
It’s a terrifying game that will keep you on your toes and have you feeling anxious as you try to find ways to escape Granny’s house. But fast forward to 2020, does Granny still have the same effect and popularity it had before? Are there new updates to the game that makes it worthwhile for players to continue playing it? Let’s take a look at if Granny is still worth playing in 2020.
Are There Still People Playing Granny?
A quick search on YouTube shows that content for the Granny horror game has already died down. Not many gamers and streamers are uploading new content for the game. Now, this is understandable, considering that the gameplay of Granny is very simple. You need to escape her house within five days to avoid getting killed, and most of the game’s content would revolve around that.
Though the gameplay is simple, it is not that easy to accomplish. There are many things that you will need to overcome to be able to leave Granny’s house successfully. First, there’s making sure that Granny doesn’t catch you. Otherwise, she will knock you out, and you will lose a day. Then the house itself is like a giant puzzle itself with secret rooms, locked doors, and mysteries that you need to uncover to move forward. Most YouTube content will revolve around finding different ways to escape Granny’s house, and there are plenty of ways to do it.
With only a few gamers and YouTubers uploading content about Granny, you might think that the game’s popularity is already dying. But that’s not the case, though. As of this writing, the latest content about the game came out four months ago, and it’s full gameplay. It’s 11 minutes long and shows the player escaping Granny’s house. Despite the match being three years old and many players already beating it, it still garnered 830 thousand views, which shows it’s still a popular game.
Moreover, it also shows that people are still willing to play the game since they’re interested in viewing the full gameplay of Granny. It is a challenging game, so it’s likely that many people are still unable to complete it and would even like to see other ways to beat the game.
Are There New Updates to the Game?
The latest update that Granny received was on April 23, 2019. It’s the update 1.7.3, which adds another “Game Over” ending and fixed another glitch. It didn’t get any more updates after that. However, this doesn’t mean that the game is already dying or that the developers abandoned it already. The reason for the game not having any more updates is because there’s already a sequel, which is Granny: Chapter Two.
What is Granny: Chapter Two?
It’s another arcade horror game and a sequel to Granny. The gameplay is similar wherein you need to escape the house within five days, or you will end up dead. But instead of just dealing with Granny, you also have to deal with another character, Grandpa. Granny is still her usual self. That means she can hear everything, so you need to be quiet when trying to escape.
Grandpa, on the other hand, cannot hear very well, but he hits very hard. In this game, you can choose to play either against Granny or Grandpa or against both of them. The layout of the house is the same. But with differences like instead a boat instead of a car, and some keys for other purposes.
Do you Need to Play The First Game To Play Chapter Two?
There is no need to play Granny first before you can play Granny: Chapter Two. This is because the two game’s gameplay is not that connected and you won’t need the first game to understand the second game. Of course, it would be an outstanding achievement if you can say that you defeated both Granny and Granny. So, it might be in your best interest to play both.
But it won’t be easy. Both games offer simple gameplay, but beating it won’t be simple and easy. Click this link if you want to learn more about Granny and play the game on your PC for free.