The lights are on
Tim Schafer, seen above actively trying to sabotage a GI Spy photo of senior associate editor Tim Turi and Double Fine producer Greg Rice.
While writing a story this morning about some of the changes to the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII movie, I learned that Double Fine's Tim Schafer served a surprising and crucial role in the development of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.
He wasn't a writer or a programmer on the game. Instead he was given a credit that, I believe, all of us could share. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that Tim Schafer has played this role in every major video game and film release of the past 20 years.
Tim Schafer's official credit on Star Wars: Shadow of the Empire (where he has the nickname, "The Raccoon King") reads, "Never Actively Tried to Sabotage the Project."
You can check out the YouTube video below, skipping to the 1:34 mark, to see Schafer's name in the credits.
Thanks to YouTube user TheEnglishman64 for posting the closing credits of Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.
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This is quick entertaining, gave me a chuckle.
Hilarious, they should include him in the credits of the movie as well, actually, just include him in the credits of every star wars related anything; past, present and future.
But... But... More details?
That sneaky Schafer always sabotaging pictures!
Ha, were they really talking about THIS Tim?
They should just stick that in the credits of every game ever, no matter who made it. That would be amazing.
I don't get the joke.
Tim Schafer, Furry royalty confirmed.
Believe me or not, I knew this back in the late 90's. As someone who has always sat through all the credits of movies, shows and games I get to enjoy, that role title was hard to miss.
well he worked at Lucasarts for ages, when they actually where quite a great development studio. I wonder how involved he was in Dark Forces, Dark Forces 2. Loved Dark Forces 2 Jedi Knight
Well of course good 'ole Tim Schafer didn't try and sabotage anything. He's such a good guy like that. We Tims have to stick up for one another. :)