Please support Game Informer. Print magazine subscriptions are less than $2 per issue

gamer culture

Tim "The Raccoon King" Schafer Never Actively Tried to Sabotage The Development Of Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire

by Kyle Hilliard on Oct 25, 2013 at 06:40 AM

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.