Scott Cawthon

Game Developer (1971)
Fri May 15 2020
By   sabin

Scott Cawthon is a prominent video game designer/developer, writer, and animator from Texas. He is widely known as the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's, which is a popular game franchise. 

Cawthon was born 26 July 1971, in Houston Texas, United States of America, where another writer Amy Siskind was born. Born to his American parents, he is of White ethnicity and holds an American nationality. 

Is Scott Cawthon Married or Single?

The famous game developer is living happily in his marital life. Despite of his popularity, Scott does not wish to talk about his wife and how their relationship began. 

Scott Cawtho along with his wife and two sons
Scott Cawthon along with his wife and two sons
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Cawthon and his spouse share two children named Ian Cawthon and Braden Cawthon. Furthermore, there are no rumors or controversies about the pair.

Created His First Game in 1990

Cawthon kicked off his career in 1990 when he designed and animated games. The same year, Scott revealed his first game named Doofas via gaming livestream, which he made during his childhood. 

In early 2000, Scott's official games dropped out, including the RPG Max. Later, he joined Hope Animation and created animations for children. 

On 19th March 2007, Cawthon posted his first part of an eight-part series named The Pilgrim's Progress. Meanwhile, he also developed various games such as Chipper and Sons Lumber Co., Sit N' Survive, and The Desolate Hope

Scott Released his Breakthrough Game Five Night at Freddy's

On 13th June 2014, Scott submitted another game, Five Nights at Freddy's, to Steam's Greenlight system. A trailer of a game was posted the following day and demo on 24th July. 

The same day, Cawthon submitted the game to IndieDB and gained immense popularity all over the world. On 10th November 2014, Cawthon released Five Night at Freddy's 2

Cawthon's First Novel Five Night at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes

Scott's game franchise became so popular that he published a novel with the same name. In 2015, Cawthon released a teaser of a book with a title Five Nights at Freddy's: The Untold Story, later renamed as Five Nights at Fredy's: The Silver Eyes.

Cover of Scott's first novel Five Nights at Fredy's: The Silver Eyes
Cover of Scott's first novel Five Nights at Fredy's: The Silver Eyes
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Two years later, Cawthon released his second novel titled Five Nights at Fredy's: The Twisted Ones, as a sequel to the first novel. 

He also released an official guidebook named as The Freddy Files. The book included character profiles, tips on playing the games, theories sprouted from the franchise, and easter eggs. 

How Rich is Scott Cawthon?

Multi-talented game developer and animator's total net worth is estimated to be around $5 million as of 2020,  which is more than another writer Jacqueline Wilson.

To date, he has released various video game novels and animations, which adds up to his current wealth. The first game of Five Nights at Freddy's was released for $4.99

Moreover, the first sequel was released for $7.99. In 2019, he released a virtual game named Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted with a price tag of $29.99


In November 2019, Cawthon mentioned that he would launch a game for a fundraising event or  St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The game Freddy in Space 2 was released on 3rd December. 

The game included a reward of $500,000, which was very difficult to earn, as his playtester took five hours to complete. The game had a 2-hour slot in livestream.

Markpiller, a famous YouTuber, played the game and managed to find a hidden $100,000. The livestream raised $451,200. As a result, Cawthon donated all $500,000 to St. Jude's.

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