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4th wall broken

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Breaks the fourth wall by addressing the player, admitting player's existence or admitting that they're actually in a game (or that they're fictional characters).

135
games
32
platforms

The first video game about 4th wall broken was released in 1981.

Vblank Entertainment, Activision and Blizzard has published most of these games

See also: no 4th wall
These range from "consciousness" of the player and the fact that they're fictional character in a game to offhand comments about the player or game functionality that the characters don't understand. Character crashing on the view screen is also commonly employed.

Tutorials should be ignored for this.

Platforms

Windows 28
Linux 17
Mac OS X 10
MS-DOS 9
PS2 7
X360 6
PS3 5
Mac OS Classic 4
Android 4
PS4 4
Xbox 4
PSP 4
Wii 4
SNES 3
PS Vita 3
Apple II E 3
PS 2
N64 2
GameCube 2
Xbox One 2
NES 1
GBA 1
Amiga 1
Nintendo DS 1
Atari ST 1
Win3.1 1
Dreamcast 1
3DS 1
iOS 1
Pandora 1

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