Are fan re-creations of an existing work a separate category from a typical fan fiction?


#21

The fandoms…let’s just say you’ll find a lot of pornographic fan art and fan fictions, along with cringeworthy roleplays and ships.
As for the chronological order…the story isn’t in chronological order by game.
It appears to go something like this:
Sister Location backstory, FNaF 4 backstory, 4, 2, 1, 3’s backstory, Sister Location, 3, Pizzeria Simulator.


#22

Oh, one of those.
I meant more order they came out and the change in graphics and that type of stuff as the technology advances.


#23

Ah!
I don’t think the graphics have changed much, although I will say that Scott has improved FNaF in some ways over the years.
The first game had basic, almost Chuck E Cheese’s style animatronic characters. They didn’t have much detail to them.
The second game, the original characters got a makeover; most of them appear to be more broken (for good reason), and I’ve even noticed some stain textures that didn’t appear to be used before. There was also a bit of shine texture.
3 really focused on the stain and dusty textures.
4…I think it was more focusing on adding more of a free roam aspect to the concept.
Sister Location had a new mechanic used in the jumpscares called face plates that open to reveal the endoskeleton face. It seems Scott used more shine textures in this one than previous ones, and continued working on the free roam aspect.
Pizzeria Simulator was almost a spinoff, being partially a tycoon. It basically returned to the first game gameplay rules, visibility, and mobility.


#24

Being a member of the Pokemon fandom, I have seen sooooooo many retellings/original rehashings of stories (my version of the Mystery Dunegon’s game lore included). I think it’s something unique to video game fandoms (you can relate since you seem to be an Undertale and FNAF fan) since it’s a bit more difficult to do so with other medias. Video games let us insert ourselves into the blank shells of main characters that RPGs give us. Even in the case of FNAF, we don’t know much about the worker, so it’s easy for you to create a character for him.

So, short answer: yes, it’s still fanfiction. It’s just a very specific genre that I usually only see in video game fanfics


#25

In my opinion, anything involving characters and/or places from a certain fandom qualifies as fanfiction. Even if you are to take, say for example, characters from Lord of the Rings and adapt them into a modern setting—it would still be considered fanfiction. It would just be classified as an alternative universe (AU) fanfiction.


#26

My most recent work is a novelization of a movie, but I still call it fan fiction because it’s unofficial and not for profit. It’s an interesting question though.


#27

Um, I believe I did that! :joy: