The Indie Game Developer Behind Five Nights at Freddy’s Explains Why God is Responsible for His Success

Scott Cawthon spent more than a decade as an independent game developer working to create Christian video games (and movies) and they went absolutely nowhere:

Despite good reviews, my Christian projects were all financial failures. I came to a point where I was very disillusioned and frustrated with God… actually it was more like a broken heart. I felt like I’d squandered so many years of my life, years that could have been spent going back to college but were instead spent working on Christian projects that went nowhere. I came to the conclusion that I could not have failed so miserably unless God himself had been holding me down. Either God didn’t exist, or God hated me. I didn’t know which was worse.

It got so bad that even his life insurance policy was cancelled because he was seen as too much of a liability.

And then he came up with the idea for a completely different kind of game. A scary game — with no religious references at all — revolving around what happens with the animatronic creatures you might see at a Chuck E. Cheese’s after the store closes for the night.

That game, which, along with its sequel, has been ridiculously popular in the App Store and on Steam, is called Five Nights at Freddy’s.

In an interview with Joe Morgan at Geeks Under Grace, Cawthon explained how he still thanks God for his success… even though all of his games praising God were commercial failures:

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Humanist Group Sues Georgia School District After It Continues to Push Christianity on Student Athletes

Back in August, we learned that Christianity was the glue binding together the Chestatee High School football team in Gainesville, Georgia. The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center even had pictures of coaches involved in a team prayer, a Bible verse quoted on the team’s workout log sheet, and cheerleaders hoisting banners with Bible verses on them.



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Canadian Family Kept Dead Father’s Corpse in Bedroom for Six Months in Hopes God Would Resurrect Him

When 52-year-old Peter Wald‘s left foot began suffering from the effects of diabetes in 2013, he didn’t go to a hospital. He just prayed to get better. Turns out prayer doesn’t cure diabetes… and Wald died in March.

But his family held out hope that he would come back to life. So they kept his body in an upstairs bedroom in their house, waiting for him to resurrect. And no one knew about the rotting corpse until six months later



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New Disturbing Document Details How Raif Badawi Was Punished for Questioning Islam and the Saudi Government

30-year-old Saudi Arabian blogger Raif Badawi was punished last year for starting a progressive website that called for, among other things, religious tolerance and women’s rights. That was insulting to Islam, said his critics, and he now faces 10 Years in jail along with 1,000 lashes.

The Center For Inquiry just got its hands on English-language text of the Saudi Arabian judicial document detailing what Badawi did… and it’s disturbing. Really disturbing. Because when you go through everything they’re charging him with, he didn’t do anything that warrants his punishment.

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The Nativity Story, As Told Through Pop Music Lyrics

I can’t wait for a church to put a Nativity story like this, using pop music lyrics instead of Bible verses:



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