Scott Braden Cawthon is a former video game developer and writer who was born in the United States on June 4, 1978. He rose to fame as the brains behind the Five Nights at Freddy's media franchise, which debuted in 2014 with the creation of the corresponding survival horror game.
The game, which was independently released, became well-liked and developed a cult following. Between 2014 and the time of his retirement in 2021, Cawthon created three spin-offs in addition to nine games in the main series.
Source: Twitter/ Scott Cawthon
Cawthon published the first installment of an eight-part series based on John Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress on his YouTube channel on March 19, 2007, two years after the book's full-length DVD release. Following the publication of The Pilgrim's Progress, Cawthon created a number of games, including Sit N' Survive, Chipper and Sons Lumber Co., and The Desolate Hope. Some of these were submitted to Steam Greenlight.
|Name||Scott Braden Cawthon|
|Profile Name||Scott Cawthon|
|DOB (Age)||June 4, 1978 (44 years)|
|DOJ (YouTube)||August 14th, 2006|
|Schedule/Status||3-4 videos per year|
|Net Worth||$70 million|
“The Pilgrim’s Progress- Part 1” is the first video Cawthon posted on his channel. The video shows an animated retelling of John Bunyan’s novel The Pilgrim’s Progress.
Cawthon submitted Five Nights at Freddy’s to Steam’s Greenlight system on June 13, 2014. The following day, on June 14, a trailer was released, and on July 24, a demo. On July 24, 2014, he added it to IndieDB, where it quickly attained enormous popularity. On August 13, 2014, he sent the game to Desura a third time. On August 8, 2014, the game was approved for Greenlight on Steam, and it went on sale for $4.99. The game received favorable reviews from critics and was the focus of many well-liked Let’s Play videos on YouTube.
Cawthon released the first sequel of the series, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, on November 10, 2014.
Soon after the release of Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, Cawthon changed the content of his official website to an image of the word “offline” and deleted all information from it. Soon, teasers for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, which debuted on March 2, 2015, started to appear on the website. Cawthon released Five Nights at Freddy’s 4 on July 23, 2015. On October 31, 2015, a free “Halloween” update was made available.
A teaser trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location was released by Cawthon on May 21, 2016, and it featured two new animatronics. Five Nights at Freddy’s sixth main installment was canceled on July 3, 2017, according to Cawthon, who had previously said a month earlier that a sixth game was in the works. He explained that it was because he had been ignoring other crucial aspects of his life, but he insisted that he had no intention of stopping the series.
Ultimate Custom Night, the series’ seventh main installment, was made available on Steam for free on June 28, 2018. It includes more than 50 franchise characters. The contracts for the console ports and more details on the virtual reality and augmented reality games were mentioned in Cawthon’s Upcoming Projects post on Steam.
It was announced that Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach would be coming to PlayStation 5 with real-time ray-tracing on September 16, 2020, during a PlayStation 5 Showcase.
The PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC will be the first platforms to get it, with the other platforms following three months later. Scott announced in December 2020 that Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach would now be released in 2021, citing the game’s size as the reason for the delay.
Cawthon announced his retirement from the creation of public video games in a message published on his website on June 16, 2021. He also thanked his fans for their unwavering support. He claimed he wanted to retire so he could be with his kids more often.
According to multiple sources, Cawthon is worth $70 million as of July 2022. He is best known for being the designer of the cult classic video game franchise Five Nights at Freddy's, which debuted in 2014 as a survival horror game bearing the same name. According to numerous sources, Cawthon has made millions from in-game purchases on the PC, Xbox, Playstation, and App Stores. According to sources, Cawthon reportedly made over $20 million from sales alone.
Cawthon was born on June 4th, 1978, in Houston, Texas. He's a devoted Christian. He currently resides in Salado, Texas, with his wife and six children.
The 1990s saw the start of Cawthon's career in animation and game design. During a live stream, Cawthon unveiled his very first game, called Doofas, which he had created as a youngster. Later on, this "demo" for Ultimate Custom Night turned into a troll game.
Cawthon has amassed a massive following on Instagram and Twitter.
He has over 151k followers on Instagram and posts announcements related to Five Nights at Freddy’s.
On Twitter, he has 288k followers and gets several likes and retweets.
Cawthon’s content is mostly focused on Five Nights at Freddy’s. His channel has trailers and announcements for the game.
This video shows a trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s 3.
This video is a trailer for Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location.
This video is a Five Nights at Freddy's 2 trailer.
This video is a trailer for Five Nights at Freddy's 4.
A. Scott Cawthon made an announcement about his departure from the video game industry. In a statement, Cawthon said that he will continue to create video games as a hobby and for his kids but that he will be giving another developer the rights to the Five Nights at Freddy's franchise. He nevertheless continues to be the franchise's owner.
A. After Cawthon announced his retirement in 2021, he thanked the community for their support and said that he retired to spend more time with his children.