Scott Cawthon

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Scott Braden Cawthon (born June 4, 1978) is an American former video game developer and writer. He is the creator of the Five Nights at Freddy's media franchise, which began with the development of the eponymous survival horror game in 2014. Released independently, the game achieved popularity and obtained a cult following. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Scott Cawthon has received more than 2,043,498 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Scott Cawthon is the 40th most popular game designer (down from 38th in 2019), the 10,366th most popular biography from United States (up from 10,585th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Game Designer.

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Among game designers, Scott Cawthon ranks 40 out of 46Before him are Kazunori Yamauchi, Yuji Horii, Hideki Kamiya, Al Lowe, Mark Cerny, and Ed Boon. After him are Koji Igarashi, Carol Shaw, Todd Howard, Naoto Ohshima, Jens Bergensten, and Jordan Mechner.

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Among people born in 1971, Scott Cawthon ranks 352Before him are Katja Woywood, Leonardo Piepoli, Tom Green, Sven Fischer, Anastasia Zavorotnyuk, and Ekaterina Gordeeva. After him are Joachim Björklund, Shinji Nakano, Chen Guangcheng, Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lisa Lopes, and Twiggy Ramirez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Scott Cawthon ranks 10,366 out of 15,968Before him are Katherine LaNasa (1966), Carrie Coon (1981), Derek Fisher (1974), George Lopez (1961), Sheri Moon Zombie (1970), and Jeffrey A. Hoffman (1944). After him are Linda Emond (1959), Bob Sweikert (1926), Aaron Hernandez (1989), Samuel Huntington (1731), Bret Michaels (1963), and Walter Donaldson (1893).

Among GAME DESIGNERS In United States

Among game designers born in United States, Scott Cawthon ranks 14Before him are John Romero (1967), Roberta Williams (1953), Ron Gilbert (1964), Dave Arneson (1947), Mark Cerny (1964), and Ed Boon (1964). After him are Carol Shaw (1955), Todd Howard (1971), Jordan Mechner (1964), Tim Schafer (1967), Michael Morhaime (1967), and Chris Metzen (1973).

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