Scott Cawthon is an American game developer and especially talented animator who became famous after he created a popular video game called “Five nights at Freddy’s”.
He is an independent content creator and animator and is very proud of his success.
He made it into a franchise and gained a lot of money out of it but it took him a very long period of time to get to where he is now.
His other creations include games such as “Chipper & Son’s Lumber Co.” but he was more successfull with the Freddy’s series.
Scott made several animations based on Christianity, and one of the most popular he made was an animated series called “A Christmas Journey”.
He was born on July 26, 1971 as Scott Cawthon in a town of Houston, in Texas in United States.
His family originates from Fort Worth, a town located in Texas.
His mother bought him a copy of “Klik & Play” at the age of 13 and he loved it.
It is known that he had finished an institute and gained a degree on the Air Institute of Houston.
There aren’t any information at what exact time did Scott start making video games and animation, but most of people agree it was somewhere at the early beggining of the 90’s.
He made his first game when he was a child and named it “Doofas”. He revealed it in a YouTube livestream by Dawko, a known Youtuber.
“Doofas” became the demo game of a horror videos game Scott created. It was named “Ultimate Custom Night”.
In the early 2000’s, Scott Cawthon started releasing his official games.
His very first official game was titled “Legacy of Flan”.
One of the first games he released was named “RPG Max” and it was published in 2002.
Scott joined “Hope Animation” in the same period, and he was employed to create animations based on Christianity and meant for kids.
In 2007, Cawthon already had his own YouTube channel and he uploaded an animation called “Pilgrim’s Progress” to the channel. This animation is basically made after the same book of John Bunyan.
After this release, he had made several video games for the market and wanted to release them through “Stean Greenlight”.
He found himself criticized for making character move like machines and it discouraged him greatly. He was on the verge of stopping his passion and quitting game development but in the end, he decided that his animatronic characters from the games can be used in a game such as “Five Nights at Freddy’s”.
In 2014, Cawthon was done with his video game “Five Nighzs at Freddy’s” and he shared it with Mod DB, a website which focuses on independent video games.
Cawthon’s game was an indie game because he made it without any financial support.
His game became extra popular there and Scott was very pleased with his progress. After that, Scott placed it on Desura, a digital platform which distributes games, and to “Steam Greenlight”.
The majority of critics on his game were very positive so Scott started making games that will follow up the first as a sort of a sequel.
The second game he released was “Five Nights at Freddy’s 2” and this was after dollowed with many follow-up games.
In 2015, his fourth game of this video game horror series was released and this year brought a huge change for Scott.
Warner Bros Pictures wanted to make his animated series to a movie and they have even announced it on their website, but later they have delayed it so Scott found a new production company.
In December 17, 2015, Scott has released his first novel “Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Silver Eyes” and it could be bought in a form of an e-book to be read on Amazon Kindle.
In 2016, Scott signed a deal with “Scholastic”, a publishing company, to publish his three books. “The Silver Eyes” was released in 2016, and the other two will be releases in 201u and 2018 as they did.
In 2016, he has released an RPG game called “FNaF World” but he soon pulled it from saley in order to make an improved version.
In 2016, he has releases another part of the Freddy series called “Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location”. The game was well received by the public.
In 2017, Scott stated that the movie about Freddy has changed the production company and was now going to be produced by Jason Blum and “Blumhouse Productions”.
In the summer of 2017, Scott released his 2nd novel titled “Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Twisted Ones”.
At the end of the year he has released the sixth game in the row calles “Freddy Fazbear’s Pizzeria Simulator”.
Scott has also released guidebooks for his game and the one from 2017 was called “Survival Logbook” and it was released only in the paper form. It is meant for children to draw in it and fill in the blanks and learn.
At the beginning of 2018, he has released his 3rd book called “Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Fourth Closet” and it can be bought on Amazon.
He owns his website named www.scottgames.com.
Scott is not active on any social media platform. Yes, he has a Twitter account and an Instagram account, but both of accounts have only one post uploaded. Basically, he has only opened these two channels to stop other people trying to open a fake account in his name.
He is a very devoted Christian and is happily married. His wife is also a big believer and she has been very supportive of him during all their marriage. Even when he was thinking to quit animating, she has given him strength to pursue his dream.
That is why he has made a lot of animations for kids which are based on Christian tales: “Noah’s Ark: Story of the Biblical Flood”, “Christmas Symbols” and “A Mushsbail Tale”.
He has two sons with her and they live in a town of Salado in Texas.
His sons are named Ian and Braden. He loves them dearly and tries to spend as much time with them as he can.
Before releasing his games he always let his sons to play them and tell him what they think. His sons are obsessed with finding secrets and exploits so they are a huge help for him.
He has a networth of over $30 million and it is known that he gives money for charity causes. His Christian character is always on the surface.
He had a few hard life moments when he battled with problems but he succeeded overcoming it. He believes that God helped him on his journey.
After receiving a lit of hate mails and messages he shared his life story and explained people that he is not a millionaire who lays all day and someone else does things for him.
He was an ordinary guy and just a few yeras ago he was working at Dollar General as a cashier.
Before that he was working at Target unloading frozen foods which is a very though job to do but he would do anything to keep his family fed and with a roof over their heads.
As soon he gained popularity and made his way into being his own boss he started sharing his money with those in need.
He donated $250,000 to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and feels like that is the way God intended him to be.
He explains that he doesn’t party and drink on weekends but spends them with his loving wife, playing games with his sons so they should stop thinking of him as an arrogant millionaire.
Full name: Scott Cawthon
Date of birth: July 26, 1971
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Profession: writer, game developer, animator, producer
Net Worth: $30 million