One of the hottest games on YouTube over the last couple of months isn't some big-budget action game. It's Baldi's Basics in Education & Entertainment, an intentionally horrifying pseudo-educational game we covered back in April. It's turned out to be the perfect game for YouTube.
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Edutainment games like Number Munchers or Big Thinkers! always felt like they had a sinister side. There's something weird about someone emphatically telling you how cool learning is. As I perfunctorily did maths equations in games like these I always kind of felt like I was being brainwashed. Baldi's Basics, a hilarious horror-parody of edutainment games, embraces that.