The Jimquisition: A Lesson In Five Nights

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Five Nights At Freddy’s is a mind-boggling success, but it wasn’t always this way, and Scott Cawthon was not always a horror mastermind.

Adversity and a hell of a lot of criticism got Five Nights creator Cawthon where he is today, and on the second annual Jimdependence Day, we examine how.

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Sunday it was your sanity. Monday it was your back. What will you break today to celebrate the Jimdependence?

Stormbringer
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Haven’t watches yet, but come’on! 46 Comments for Jimdependence Day?!?!

Yaro
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Yaro

Is this a rerun? I feel I this episode has been made already, the topic I mean. Am I trippin’
?

Cindipool
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Cindipool

Don’t ever let them stop you dancing, Jim!

Nivmarx
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Nivmarx

I’m more in the dislike alley as far as FNAF goes, but I do respect Scott and the dedicated fans who try to piece together the cryptic story. And the best part, the success didn’t Seen to geht to his head. That’s how a success story should go.

Gergely Farkas
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Gergely Farkas

By the time I’m writing this it’s the 15th here. I almost thought he missed such an important milestone.

Ken
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Ken

Another developer noteworthy of praise was ConcernedApe and his work on Stardew Valley

mrhair
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mrhair

A lot of people get seriously indignant that a popular game series is aimed at kids and not at them. I didn’t get much out of FNAF when I played it, but a lot of work obviously went into it, and that’s respectable.

ponyhammer
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ponyhammer

So is Jim dead ?
Will chip take his place ?
Oh well I will just just have to watch review tech USA on second thought that’s a really bad idea .

Polishfury5000
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Polishfury5000

I’m not a fan of the FNAF games, but I respect the hell out of what Scott Cawthon did. His humility, the perspective it gave, and it’s outcome is an inspiring tale.

(And Happy Jimdependence day to all!)

Daniel Jensen
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Daniel Jensen

Sooooo what exactly is taking the Judge so long to dismiss the case? Seems a bit ironic that a motion to stop wasting the court’s time is taking so much bloody time…

SilentPony
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SilentPony

A horrifying orange monster with dead, lifeless eyes that eventually turns into a roaring success as adoring fans heap praise upon it despite glaring flaws.

…And I guess FNaF is pretty remarkable too. Waha!

Maddy
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Maddy

The book’s pretty great

Chris
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Chris

UNRELATED TO THE JIMQUISITION EPISODE:
Hey Jim, do you think publishers are suicidal for all releasing their games in October/November? Titan fall 2, dishonoured 2, battlefield one, infinite warfare, Watch_dogs 2, pokemon sun/moon amongst others…

Like, I know games have different audiences but there is SOME overlap and most people without infinite time on their hands are going to make sacrifices (personally I’m interested in titan fall 2 and watch dogs 2 but i’m buying pokemon since I only have time for handhelds until February next year).

aimei66
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aimei66

As amazing as Carl Catron is, and he is amazing, a little part of me was sad that Jim didn’t sing.

Happy Jimdependance day!

George
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George

Congratulations on another year of hard work and success since going independent!

Excellent Episode.

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

Hey, let’s give FNAF credit. At the time it first showed up, horror gamers were still abit scarce, and P.T. was still that golden boy that would bring the beat back (Oh, how wronged were we by the dark God Ko-Nami). It’s like Laura said, it gave the young demographic a horror game that was just intense enough they could enjoy it but not too intense to get unpleasant, and the lore of it, as much as even Scott admits has gotten a bit TOO convoluted (But hey, I’m a Dark Souls fan, I get that), is legit interesting. When… Read more »

Artemiy
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Artemiy

Scott has really taken the ball and now running with it. This man is clearly not right in the head in the most delightful of ways.

P. S. A touching video from Markiplier and a nice Jimquisition episode. I’m a very spoiled person tonight. =)

BAH!
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BAH!

I most confess, it felt SUPER good to hear Jim tear at DigiHom’s jugular again. There’s just something so… good about it. Comfort food for the soul.

Happy Jimdependence! Let’s see how long we can keep this trainwreck going!

Ms. Sunlight
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Ms. Sunlight

Chains of Love is one of my favourite songs. I’m old as hell and bought that album when it came out. All warm and squidgy now!

Jef Costello
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Jef Costello

It’s been a, uh, weird week. Glad to see another Jimquisition, and a happy Jimdependence Day to you all.
Unrelated, but Jim if you get around to playing Dishonored 2, open up the options menu and set Head Bobbing to 50 (or just turn it off entirely). Sweet mother of God is that ever annoying.

SmaMan
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SmaMan

This has to be the most money Erasure’s made in royalties in 30 years… oh wait.

Happy Jimdependence Day!

Camilo Fernández
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Camilo Fernández

Happy Jimdependence! Shall the world fall apart around us all, we will still be thanking god for Jim Fucking Sterling Son.

AnGer
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AnGer

Not a big FNAF fan myself, but that can, to some extent be extended to all horror games (save a few, though people might argue if Majora’s Mask is actually horror). Still, credit where credit is due, Scott did a marvelous job with the franchise (so much that they’re planning for more Spin-Off Doctors material) and juggling its increasingly complex mythology beyond a realm of the simple, straightforward logic in a way that there’s only fragments of a greater narrative takes a form of guts I personally wouldn’t have.

Happy Jimdependence Day and keep breaking those chains of love.

sagelobu
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sagelobu

Take and learn from failures versus throwing a shit fit and repeating them.
I wonder who else could learn from that besides video game devs.
*not political, don’t steal* >.>