Poppy Playtime, an episodic horror game about exploring an abandoned toy factory, has teamed up with Studio71 to create an NFT collection for an ARG. This has prompted a backlash from fans on Steam and raises questions about the game’s future.
While MOB Games hasn’t announced this on Twitter or Steam, news outlets such as Tubefilter have noticed that the studio has released a set of six NFTs for sale for $14.99 each. Each of the NFTs comes with an exclusive unlockable video and are part of a bigger puzzle. Players who buy all six of the NFTs unlock the 7th NFT for a chance to solve the puzzle and learn more about the overarching story of Poppy Playtime. According to some on Twitter, MOB Games may have made an actual tweet about the NFTs that was pulled due to fan backlash.
Poppy Playtime devs still went with the nfts despite the insane backlash and tweet deletion.
Reminder that to refund the game if you bought it within the last 2 weeks, and to give it a negative review on steam.
Actual clowns. pic.twitter.com/w4qQhMdmhL
— WatchTheSkies (@skies_watch) December 3, 2021
Over on Steam, players are starting to give out negative reviews for Poppy Playtime over MOB Games’ decision to add NFTs. While the reviews average out to Very Positive for both recent and all-time reviews, a look at the reviews themselves shows that negative reviews over this business decision are starting to crop up. Even more worrying for the game’s future is the fact that Steam banned games with NFTs or cryptocurrency features last month. It’s not certain how MOB Games managed to add NFTs to their game in the first place given Steam’s policy, but it’s now entirely possible that Poppy Playtime gets pulled from the store because of this.