While fan works are sometimes weak to DMCA takedowns from copyright holders (particularly when based mostly on Nintendo properties), Five Nights At Freddy’s creator Scott Cawthon is selecting to assist his fan creators as an alternative. As introduced on the FNAF subreddit, the Fazbear Fanverse Initiative won’t solely present funding for fangames, it should additionally assist builders in getting their video games on consoles and represented with merch.
In the publish, which has since change into the subreddit’s most upvoted ever, Cawthon describes the initiative as a collaboration with the builders of a few of the hottest FNAF fan video games. The indie horror game turned a cult hit within the early days of gaming YouTube, spawning seven predominant video games, a lot of spinoffs, novels, and even a movie adaptation that’s reportedly nonetheless in manufacturing regardless of quite a few delays.
Cawthon says that, whereas he has contributed funding to the fan video games concerned, he has stayed out of the event facet, as an alternative preferring to let the creators take the tasks the place they’ll. The “initial” lineup consists of the next video games as described by Cawthon: