Scott Cawthon is known for his video game frights, and it's no surprise Five Nights at Freddy's 3 scared us before its release with a fake cancellation.

Kotaku reports that, with Five Nights at Freddy's 3 release date coming closer and closer, series creator Scott Cawthon just couldn't pass up the opportunity to troll, well, everyone. Cawthon, Five Nights at Freddy 3's sole developer, announced on its Steam page that the project was cancelled. He later claimed that the game was released way before it was supposed to be on a different website after he was supposedly hacked. After some epic freak outs by the masses, we all started to realize that Cawthon's provided link wasn't actually Five Nights at Freddy's 3, but another game entirely, where a simple avatar has to jump his way through levels or, in reality, to his death.

If you thought Five Nights at Freddy's was hard, this free game is a completely new level of challenge. Designed with the same concept of difficulty as the hellishly hard Flappy Bird, the game tasks the player with jumping over lava, jumping precariously close to falling spikes, and jumping every place where you really don't want to be jumping. You have 100 lives, but don't let that fool you (even with the trollolol song playing the background as you play), you will probably use them all.

Since not everyone got the joke, Cawthon released statement on the page that reads:

"In case you all haven't figured it out yet, I have NOT been hacked so stop worrying! All I've been hearing about all day is how I've been hacked! Everything is fine and FNaF 3 is still moving full speed ahead. Now everyone take a chill pill and enjoy the nice game I made for you! ;)"

While the good news is that Five Nights at Freddy's 3 will live on, the bad news is that we will still have to wait.

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