The creator of Five Nights at Freddy’s Scott Cawthon has announced a new project: “The Fazebear Fanverse Initiative”.
In a recent Reddit post, Scott Cawthon announced a new project to reward the creativity of fangame creators who have been inspired by the Five Nights at Freddy’s series of games. The new project will legitimize fangames based off the series, and allow them to create and market merchandise and develop with the financial support of Scott Cawthon.
The featured fangames include spinoffs such as One Night at Flumpty’s, The Joy of Creation, and even a fan remake of the original game. You can read the full Reddit announcement below.
“Hey guys, I wanted to tell you all about a little project that I’ve been working on for a while now; it’s a giant collaboration involving several fangame creators who have made some of the most popular fangames over the years here in the community. It’s a project that’s designed to invest into those franchises, give back to the developers, and hopefully bring new entries to those franchises as well!
There have been some great fanmade spinoff universes created in this community, and I want to see them keep going; that’s why I’ve put some my own cash toward development of new games in those game series. However, I’m going to stay OUT of the development side of things so that these creators can do their thing. They’re going to develop these games and interact with the fanbase just as they would have normally, and when the games are done, they’ll be released on GameJolt for free, just like normal. The difference now is that they’ll also be bundled up with other games from the same series, such as the classic versions, or remakes, or minigames, and sold on most major consoles and mobile as well (at least that’s the plan). Did I mention there may be some toys and other merchandise of these fangames too?
So, what’s in the initial lineup?
Emil will be bringing you Five Nights at Candy’s 4!
Nikson will be bringing you The Joy of Creation: Ignited Collection!
Kane will be bringing you Popgoes Evergreen!
Jonochrome will be bringing you One Night at Flumpty’s 3!
And finally, Phisnom will be bringing you a remake/re-imagining of the original FNaF!
Since some of the older fangames may have used copyrighted assets or assets created by other people, etc., some are getting remade in part, or remade entirely! Some are being remade completely from scratch with new character designs, new sound design and new artwork! It’s a big project on the part of all of these creators, so please show these developers some support! I want to see these games on consoles, and then maybe, if it goes well, I can add more fangames to this project in the future! So yeah, I’d really like to see this turn into something cool. What do you think?”
The support of Scott Cawthon will allow the developers of these fangames to develop for major consoles and also go back and improve their original fangames.
Details about “The Fazbear Fanbase Initiative” are still forthcoming and will be posted here on Niche Gamer.