Posts Tagged ‘Scott Cawthon’

Five Nights at Freddy’s creator jumps back from series

PLAY FREE BIRD lol rofl lmao

Several years ago, I went through a list of over 1,000 fan-made games inspired by Five Nights at Freddy’s. And that was before the jumpscare ’em up series really took off. Several games (and one troubled spin-off) later, creator Scott Cawthon has confirmed that he was working on a Five Nights 6 of sorts – but confirmed this by announcing its cancellation. The pressure of fan expectations was too high, he says, so he’s stepping back to spend more time with his family and make something else. Sounds sensible. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Nights At Freddy’s: Sister Location Lurches Out

BOO!

You thought you were safe for a good few weeks but no, the spookening has begun. The spooky-spoos are out and they’ve come a-spooking. By which I mean Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location [official site] launched over the weekend. The latest in Scott Cawthon’s smash hit jumpscare ’em up ventures to a new children’s restaurant overrun with new animatronic monsters, and it also shakes up the old sitting-at-a-desk-all-night routine. It’ll have you roaming around (well, not free-roaming), completing tasks and minigames and no, no thank you.

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The RPS Summer Games: Five Nights At Freddy’s

Third on the RPS Summer Games agenda is Five Nights At Freddy’s [official site]. The cult favourite horror game challenges you to spend five nights in the security room of a building populated by animatronic horrors. Some people find it dull/daft and some people find it unbearably tense. For the Summer Games we’re just trying to last as many nights as we can (or, if you’re as bad at horror as me, work up the courage to install the game at all)…

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Five Nights At Freddy’s World Re-Released For Free

FNaF World [official site], the RPG spin-off from animatronic scare ’em up Five Nights at Freddy’s, has returned and is now free. Creator Scott Cawthon released it in January, a month earlier than he’d previously planned, and some responses to the game made him rethink that. Really rethink that. He pulled the game from sale, decided to refund the $10 of everyone who bought it, and said he’d work to improve it before re-releasing it for free. Which he now has. That’s fondness for one’s players. Happy almost-Valentine’s-Day!

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FNaF World Pulled From Sale, Will Return Free

Five Nights at Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon has pulled his newly-released RPG spin-off FNaF World [official site] from sale and plans to refund all buyers, then re-release the game later for free. He’s unhappy with its reception, he says, and wants to do better. He had released it a month earlier than planned and, apparently, that hasn’t quite worked out.

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Boo! Five Nights At Freddy’s World Jumps Out Early

Five Nights at Freddy’s World [official site] may be taking the animatronic cast of the smash-hit jumpscare ’em up into a retro-style JRPG, but creator Scott Cawthon still likes to throw a surprise a two out. For example, BOO! It’s out right now!

FNaF World was due on February 19th but it’s out a month early, right here right now right up in your face please could you step back I don’t want to ruin your beautiful smile but I will tear your teeth clean out and set them in rings.

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Spooky Teddy JRPG Spin-Off FNaF World Out Soon

I have never played a Five Nights at Freddy’s [official site] game. This is nothing to do with loathing the art style or having no patience for jump-scares, and everything to do with an ancient prophecy that states the entire population of the world will spontaneously sprout weeping facial sores should a 5’6″, quarter-Jewish man born in Upton Snodsbury, Worcestershire ever play a game about a scary teddy bear. I’m doing this for you, you understand. As such I will never know if the impending series finale/JRPG spin-off Five Nights At Freddy’s World, is a fitting conclusion to these tales on animatronic horror. I can, however, tell you why it’s not out yet, and when it will be.

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Five Nights At Freddy’s World Is An RPG, Is Real

Five Nights at Freddy’s [official site] creator Scott Cawthon has confirmed that while there won’t be a fifth game in the main series – “the story is complete” – there will be another FNAF game soon. It’s an RPG:

“The new game that I’m working on will be called FNAF World. It will not be a horror game, but a role playing game where you create a party using the huge selection of characters from the FNaF games, including the classic, withered, toy, phantom, and nightmare versions.”

Cawthon had planned to release a demo in time for Halloween but the game’s “significantly larger” scope means that won’t be possible. There will be a demo, however, as soon as possible.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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