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David Brown, better known online as PhantomArcade (also formatted as Phantom Arcade), is the director, lead animator and lead artist for Friday Night Funkin'. He is mainly responsible for the game's animation, art assets, and character designs with co-artist evilsk8r, along with writing the story for the game and drafting new mechanics and gameplay elements. He also worked with Bassetfilms to create the character Monster.


PhantomArcade was one of the artists contacted by ninjamuffin99 for the game he wanted to make for Ludum Dare 47. ninjamuffin99 had been asking for help from other artists who were all currently too busy to help, but eventually got PhantomArcade on board for the project alongside another artist, evilsk8r. As both the game's animator and one of its artists, he was tasked with creating initial character designs for the game with evilsk8r. They created the game's characters based on a "boyfriend and dad scenario," which led to the creation of Boyfriend, Girlfriend and Daddy Dearest. PhantomArcade first passes along his initial designs to evilsk8r, who then adds his inputs to them, then finally passes them back to PhantomArcade for him to settle on the final design before animating them.

PhantomArcade has also taken on the role of the game's director and writer. Even back during the game's creation for Ludum Dare 47, he initially wrote up the game's story. Since the game's release on Newgrounds, he has shared plenty of outside lore and details for characters and events within the game, particularly during his live streams on Twitch. An expansive story is currently being written that will tie everything together once the full game is complete.




  1. ninjamuffin99. "fonkin stream". From Twitch.