Scott Cawthon is an American video game publisher, former video game developer, writer, animator, and moviemaker.
He is best known as the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy’s media franchise, which began with the development of the eponymous survival horror game in 2014.
The game was released independently and achieved great success, leading to the development of several sequels and spin-offs.
Scott Cawthon: Career and Success
Cawthon attended the Art Institute of Houston in 1996, and his first game was the role-playing game Legacy of Flan.
He started out developing Christian adventure games such as Pilgrim’s Progress, a JRPG-like title. However, he gained widespread recognition with the release of Five Nights at Freddy’s.
Cawthon has also written novels based on the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise. In 2015, he announced that he planned to publish his first novel, The Silver Eyes, with its stories separate from that of the games.
The novel was co-written by author Kira Breed-Wrisley and was published by Scholastic in 2016.
Cawthon has also been involved in the development of a Five Nights at Freddy’s movie. In 2018, it was announced that Chris Columbus would direct and write the film, also producing it with Blum and Cawthon.
Scott Cawthon’s Controversies
It was revealed in 2021 that Cawthon had donated thousands of dollars to Republican political candidates, including Donald Trump, who have expressed anti-LGBTQIA+ sentiments in their beliefs.
Fans were outraged, with many feeling betrayed by where some of the money generated by the game ended up.
Cawthon defended his donation to the Republican Party, saying he did so
“to support the candidates [he] felt could best run the country.”
Cawthon was doxxed and began receiving threats online following the political donations controversy.
Scott announced his retirement from the video game industry in 2021. While he did not specifically mention the recent controversy, the fallout from it is likely to have influenced his decision.
Fading away from limelight
Scott Cawthon is a prominent figure in the video game industry, known for creating the Five Nights at Freddy’s franchise.
He has also written novels and been involved in the development of a movie based on the franchise.
However, he has faced controversy in recent years and has retired from the industry.
It is unclear what Scott Cawthon is doing now, as he has not made any public statements about his current activities.
Who is Scott Cawthon’s wife?
Scott Cawthon is married to his longtime girlfriend. His wife’s name is Marguerite Cawthon. The couple has six children. He resides with his wife and kids in Salado, Texas.
There is not much information about their relationship as he seems to keep his personal life under the limelight.
Last Updated on August 6, 2023 by sab