Joshua Mah / Edge columnist
According to Vikki Blake‘s “Five Nights at Freddy’s creator launches a new project to release the ‘most popular fangames‘”, on “Games Radar,” “Five Nights at Freddy’s” are now having remakes made by other people who like the game and approved by the creator. “Five Nights at Freddy’s” or “FNaF” for short is a jump-scare and a survival horror game made by Scott Cawthon.
The game starts off as the player playing as the night guard, guarding a pizza restaurant and being aware of the creepy animatronics that come to life and jump-scares the player at random times.
Since the fangames are out, people are given more opportunities to try out the original games as the fangames launch will add more Five Nights at Freddy’s games to the series, bringing new eyes to the series and making it more popular as a whole.
The creator of “Five Nights at Freddy’s” Cawthon was kind enough to let his fans make remakes of the original, showing that the fans really like his games and are inspired by his creations, strengthening the already strong community around the game.
Cawthon thought it would be a good idea if he let his fans make their own games and see what ideas they could come up with, and then he can get ideas from the fangames to implement in his own games at his discretion, as well as use the fangames to gauge what the community wants from future games or updates to existing games.
“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!” said Cawthon as he explained in a post on the FNaF subreddit.
Even though those fangames may not be as good as the mainline games, the fangame creators are still making new games for the creator, which significantly decreases the workload for the creator as they’re helping him to do his job.
The FNaF remakes is a gigantic game changer to all fans around the world because everyone would like try something new when it comes to playing “FNaF” games, and they can get to play other people’s remakes of “FNaF”.
Video game making is a perfect opportunity for gamers who want to be like the original creator in a way that there are people out there who want to be game creators and release their imagination. And this is possibly how FNaF remakes came about.
The fan-made games should exist in a way that there shouldn’t be only one version of the game, so with the creator allowing this, multiple remakes of the original are produced. If there is only one version of the game and no remakes were created, then people will be starting to feel bored and tired from that one game, or possibly no one will like the game anymore. In addition, it’s telling the original creator that the fans really like the game and they’re supporting him.