7 Times Creators Cameoed as Themselves With Bizarre Results

Published 4 years ago by Andy Farrant

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Making a videogame is really difficult, so it's no surprise some developers need more recognition for their hard work than a couple of BAFTAs. That's why some developers put themselves in their own games for players to find. Here are seven times game creators turned up in their own games, as themselves, fourth wall be damned.

Just try and stop Hideo Kojima putting himself in his games. He's turned up in Peace Walker as a recruitable soldier, in Metal Gear Solid 4 standing in a corner, and Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes as a haunted painting.

His most in-your-face cameo to date is the one in Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes, where he shows up as an intel team agent who manages to get himself captured, necessitating a rescue from Snake.

That's still less jarring than David Cage's appearance in his game Fahrenheit, in which he pops up before the game begins in a rather fetching woolly jumper to explain in painstaking detail how to understand and play his game. We'd rather he explained what the hell was going on in that dead person sex scene, but there you go.

For more surprise videogame appearances, try and get your head around the 9 Weirdest Celebrity Cameos in Games.

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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