We expect rock stars to turn up in movies or on TV from time to time. But it's far less common for them to make cameos in video games. Less common doesn’t mean nonexistent, though. Over the past two decades, notable artists like Journey and Pearl Jam have tried imprinting their brand on gaming, with some interesting and some truly dreadful results.
In Atari's heydey, developer Data Age created Journey: Escape (1982) for Atari and arcades. It unsurprisingly featured both Journey and tracks off 1981’s Escape album, including “Don’t Stop Believin’” and “Open Arms.” Although saying the game “featured Journey” might be a bit too generous for how it actually looked.