Scott Cawthon

American independent video game designer

Scott Cawthon is an American video game designer, developer, animator, and writer. He is best known as the creator of the Five Nights of Freddy's game franchise.[1]

Scott Cawthon
Alma materThe Art Institute of Houston
OccupationVideo game designer, animator, writer
Years active2002-present
Notable work
Five Nights at Freddy's
ChildrenIan Cawthon, Braden Cawthon


Cawthon has also created other games, such as Chipper & Son's Lumber Co., The Desolate Hope, and There is No Pause Button!, as well as Christian-based animations such as A Christmas Journey and The Pilgrim's Progress. He used Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, and Clickteam Fusion 2.5 to develop Five Nights at Freddy's and most of his other games.


In 2015, Cawthon released his first novel, Five Nights at Freddy's: The Silver Eyes.[2] On June 24, 2016, Cawthon announced that he had made a 3-book deal with Scholastic and that the first book (The Silver Eyes) would be re-printed on paperback in October that year, with the second and third being released in 2017 and 2018.[3]

Cawthon will be producing a Five Nights movie with Blumhouse Productions.[4]


  1. "Official website of Scott Cawthon".
  2. Design&Trend (2015-12-17). "'Five Nights At Freddy's: The Silver Eyes' Novel Released Early In Kindle And Paperback [LINK]". Design & Trend. Retrieved 2017-05-28.
  3. "Scholastic & Scottgames, LLC Announce a New Book Series Based on the Bestselling Video Game Franchise Five Nights at Freddy's | Scholastic Media Room". Retrieved 2017-09-17.
  4. Blumhouse (12 February 2018). "Mr. Columbus, are you ready for Freddy?". @blumhouse. Retrieved 2018-02-14.

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