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What Does ‘DSaF’ Mean?

If you’re someone who loves to play games, then there are a lot of slang and terms you have to keep up with. Over the past couple of years, one term has been sticking around.

It’s DSaF, but what does ‘DSaF’ mean? How does it relate to gaming? And how do you use it? If these are questions you’ve been asking, then read on as we explore DSaF and its meanings.

So, What Does DSaF Mean?

We’ll first consider the meaning behind the term DSaF. It’s a term that you might have seen pop up on websites, YouTube videos, forums, and other sources over the internet. Now that you’ve seen the term, you’re not sure exactly what it means.

While you may find some local results that make you feel a bit confused, the most widely accepted use for DSaF is as a shortened version of a game’s name.

The game is known as “Dayshift at Freddy’s”. As you can see, the term DSaF basically shortens the name like this: Dayshift at Freddy’s.

It’s actually a fan game, so you won’t really find it for sale on the shelves at your local Gamestop or even on Steam (or whichever gaming service you use). Instead, the fan game can be found on a couple of websites, like GameJolt, where you can download and play the title for free.

Where Did DSaF Originate From?

The idea behind the DSaF game isn’t something new. In fact, what it is based on has been around for several years. The main series is called Five Nights at Freddy’s. It’s a survival horror game that has several titles.

The original game started out slow, but as it gained fans and traction, the developer decided to make it a complete franchise. A simple search on YouTube, for example, gives you access to thousands of videos where people play this game.

As with a lot of games that become popular, there are always creators who decide to show their appreciation of such a title with a fan game. A fan game is usually done without any goal of profiting from it. It’s rather a fan’s way of showing their support for the game by offering up their own time, knowledge, and sometimes money.

When the first installment of Five Nights at Freddy’s was released in 2014, it was a simple point and click game. However, the franchise has evolved a lot over the years.

By 2016, creator DirectDogman decided to create and publish a fan game of the franchise.

They called it Dayshift at Freddy’s (DSaF). Later on, after a major graphic update, they renamed the game to Dayshift at Freddy’s: Remastered. There have been new installments over the last couple of years, with the latest version being named “Dayshift at Freddy’s 3”.

The game was created using a game engine called RPG Maker. It features 2D graphics that really captures the horror and “freaky” elements of the original Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise.

Those who are interested can simply head over to DirectDogman’s page at Gamejolt to download the game. You’ll need a computer running Windows as an operating system, though.

How Is DSAF Used? Exploring Various Meanings

What does DNAF mean

The term DSaF has become quite popular and while it’s used to refer to the Dayshift at Freddy’s fan game, there are other ways that people have been using it. It’s important to note that these methods still relate to the original fan game title, but people have been using the slang term on different platforms.

For example, head over to Wattpad and search for DSaF. You’ll quickly find yourself with quite a large variety of stories related to DSaF. Some of these keep true to what the Dayshift at Freddy’s game is about, while others explore alternative storylines.

Scratch Studio, a coding community that was founded as a non-profit, also has quite a large variety of content related to DSaF. This generally includes various images that people have created, then coded using the unique way that Scratch works.

Head over to Tenor and search for “DSaF”. You’ll quickly be presented with GIFs, stickers, and memes, all showcasing some of the original work that’s present in Dayshift at Freddy’s, as well as a lot of fan art from the community.

On the other hand, when we move outside this game, there are a few other meanings, that also are associated with ‘DSAF’. For example, According to Acronym Finder DSAF means “Did Society A Favor“. The same is also used in a 1988 American action film “Shakedown” where a character namely Richie Marks says “The people downtown are gonna file you under DSAF. “Did Society A Favor.” Got it?

Next, there is a Down Syndrome support organization namely DNAF, ‘Down Syndrome Association for Families‘ (DSAF), which was formed in 1995.

DSAF may also mean ‘Direction des Services Administratifs et Financiers‘ which is a French word for ‘Directorate of Administrative and Financial Services’, a government entity that provides support services for the services and organizations attached to the Prime Minister.


DSaF might have different meanings, but for most people, it’s related to the game Dayshift at Freddy’s. This fan game was made as a tribute to the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise of games and features quite a different kind of gameplay compared to the original title. It’s been around for some time, and you can still play it for free on your computer.

Amna el tawil author digestfromexperts

Amna El Tawil is a professional journalist, reporter, and an Amazon published author living in Cairo, Egypt. She graduated from MIU with a journalism degree and later worked as a reporter and content writer at various news publications. Amna's works have appeared in the Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC), the International Herald Tribune, Thomson Reuters, and the BBC. Amna loves researching and has also authored several books on Amazon.