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Old 25 May 2019, 12:31   #1
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Kilroy was here

Have any of you come across this phrase graffitied/scrawled on walls in Amiga (or whatever) games? It's a kind of real world US meme that dates back to WW2.

I was sure it features in Renegade and that's why it also appears in The Strangers which is a tributey homage, but I can't find it now. Maybe it was only in a certain port of Renegade.

Anyway, this important issue needs to be addressed, and a list of all the relevant games compiled. Just because.
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Old 25 May 2019, 12:58   #2
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Old 27 May 2019, 06:21   #3
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Old 25 June 2019, 20:56   #4
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theq, when you first said that I kicked myself for not remembering. I can't decide if you planted a fake memory in my head or what now. Maybe I was latching onto the writing on the wall in the hell level. 'Heaven this way' or something like that.

Avanze, you don't mean "Plexar was here" do you? I found that at [ Show youtube player ] in the longplay, with an explanation from the author here.

I think the Kilroy thing must be less common than I first imagined.
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Old 25 June 2019, 21:15   #5
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theq, when you first said that I kicked myself for not remembering. I can't decide if you planted a fake memory in my head or what now. Maybe I was latching onto the writing on the wall in the hell level. 'Heaven this way' or something like that.

Avanze, you don't mean "Plexar was here" do you? I found that at [ Show youtube player ] in the longplay, with an explanation from the author here.

I think the Kilroy thing must be less common than I first imagined.
I only seem to recall it as an American WW2 thing but I'm sure it has appeared in some games over the decades.

Maybe in some of the Battlefield and/or COD games ?
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Old 25 June 2019, 21:22   #6
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Yep, it's definitely in COD. There's a link to the evidence in the Wikipedia article on the subject. It says the meme can be "seen in numerous television series and films and in computer and video games" and then only refers (indirectly) to this one.
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Old 25 June 2019, 21:30   #7
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Seems the Aussies did it first

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_was_here
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Seems the Aussies did it first

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foo_was_here
Nice, well it had to start someplace
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Old 06 July 2019, 16:56   #9
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Haha! The plot thickens. So the Americans nicked the idea, renamed Foo and claimed him as their own. The gits!

...and then in the UK we did the same thing with Chad? Oh.

I see the Foo article on Wikipedia is little more than a stub, while the Kilroy one is pretty thorough.
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Budbrain demo ? when he sits on the toilet ?
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