Posts Tagged ‘Scott Cawthon’

Honey, It’s Home: Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 Out Now

By Adam Smith on July 24th, 2015.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a game in possession of a release date, must be in want of a delay. When Mr Ubi or Miss 2K (no known connection to Mis-Teeq) tell us that their next sequel will be coming out on May 12th, we’re inclined to make like Kyle Reese and ask “WHAT YEAR?” Delays are common but when did a game last release before an announced launch date?

By doing precisely that, Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 [official site] may have pulled off the biggest jumpscare of all. Checking Steam releases last night, I saw the bothersome old bear staring back at me. The game was originally supposed to release on August 4th, the one-year anniversary of the original, but here it is…

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It’s Coming Home: Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 In August

By Alice O'Connor on July 14th, 2015.

Over eleven months and three games, Five Nights at Freddy’s [official site] has terrified more children than I could hope to in a lifetime. Imagine their snotty little faces peeking out from beneath blankets at night, bottom lips quivering. The fools. Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 will despoil this final sanctum, bringing animatronic jumpscare horrors into a normal home and a child’s bedroom. Let’s see you sleep now, kiddies. Creator Scott Cawthon may be my new hero.

A new trailer shows off this setting and brings word that the game’s release date has been bumped up from Halloween to August 4th – the one-year anniversary of the first game’s release.

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Fastbear: Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 In Works, Due October

By Graham Smith on April 28th, 2015.

Horror fans: you can stop mourning the cancellation of Silent Hills now. Developer Scott Cawthon has teased “The Final Chapter” of his Five Nights At Freddy’s series, which suggests that Five Nights At Freddy’s 4 [official site] is on the way. And if the teaser image is to be believed, it’ll arrive on October 31st, 2015.

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Jack In The Box: Five Nights At Freddy’s 3

By Adam Smith on March 5th, 2015.

Will I never learn?

RPS Towers, two days ago

Pip: Oh look, a new Five Nights At Freddy’s game [official site]*.

Adam: There are so many. I can’t play them all. There isn’t enough liquor in the world.

Pip: This isn’t one for Alice’s Encyclopædia Animatronica. It’s Five Nights At Freddy’s 3.

Adam: OK. I’m going in.

I shouldn’t have gone in.

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Behind The Mask: Five Nights At Freddy’s

By Adam Smith on December 12th, 2014.

I hadn’t played Five Nights At Freddy’s until Saturday night and when I finally got around to it, the game made me angry. I stomped around my flat, complained loudly about how much I hate jump scares and screamers, and told anyone who would listen that the whole thing is terribly designed.

Stress can make liars of us all.

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When Did This Get Here? Five Nights At Freddy’s 2

By Alice O'Connor on November 11th, 2014.

I never thought I'd be so unhappy to see vents in a video game.

The last time we looked at Five Nights At Freddy’s 2 on our security camera feeds, the animatronic horror was standing quietly still on Steam Greenlight. And now it’s here. It’s here on Steam, before us, released properly for real, and we didn’t even notice it leave Greenlight. It’s all very convenient for me, writing this now, as that’s the basic setup of the game: a Chuck E. Cheese’s-ish restaurant’s frightful animatronic animals come alive at night when not watched, and will try to sneak up and murder you. You can have a crack yourself in the demo.

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Animatronic Terrors: Five Nights At Freddy’s 2

By Alice O'Connor on October 22nd, 2014.

HELLO.

Let’s all be quite clear about one thing: I am still young and cool and vibrant. Good. Obviously I know about all the cool things young people like myself are up to, and those small jumpscare horror games we all enjoy with our cool friends. Slender Man is so 2012, SCP games are over, and creepypasta hacks were too goofy to ever catch on. No, now we’re all into Five Nights at Freddy’s and being a night watchman stalked by horrifying animatronic animals come to life to murder you. Or they were a few months ago. We were. Us. Me too. Oh I don’t know, I just don’t know any more.

But I do know creator Scott Cawton has announced Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, and it looks frightful.

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Five Nights At Freddy’s Looks Creepier Than Knotweed

By John Walker on August 21st, 2014.

I almost don’t want to know what Five Nights At Freddy’s really is. I feel like it can never live up to the bemusing insanity of its in-game trailer. A trailer that made an actual l come ol from my mouth at the end.

Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza is some sort of grotesque cut-price Chuck E Cheese, where the kids are entertained by animatronic life-size puppets of Freddy the bear and his robot friends. And, well, at night time they seem to come to life. You’re hired as an overnight security guard to… do something about it? Prepare to NOPE.

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Rise of the Coffee Bots: The Desolate Hope

By Adam Smith on April 30th, 2012.

This game has more awesome robots in it than every film

I’ve just been reminded of the time-sundered joy of looking through the chunky boxes in my local Electronics Boutique. Back then so many games were a mystery. With no internet connection a boy only had the fading print of a magazine to guide his hand and his limited supply of Sterling. The stranger the better was the motto and I bought some absolute stinkers purely because I couldn’t resist a cyberpunk game wot had vampires in it or a well designed piece of cover art. It’s Scott Cawthon’s The Desolate Hope that reminded me of those days because it looks like a glorious artifact from the nineties, hand-crafted, bizarre and out of step with the very concept of ‘drum’. It’s free and I think I love it a little bit.

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