Bowie provided a score and a key role in Omikron.
In 1999, Bowie became heavily involved in the Sega Dreamcast game Omikron: The Nomad’s Soul providing input to the game’s story and cyberpunk design as well as playing two separate characters. He played Boz, a revolutionary fighting in the game’s dystopian world, as well as the lead singer of an in-game band called The Dreamers who performed versions of some songs that would later appear on Hours….
Omikron was such a commercial failure that it never even made it to its planned Playstation 2 port (it was still available on PC). Still, Bowie was obviously onto something because developer Quantic Dream went on to huge success with games including Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls. Watch Bowie as Boz and as the lead singer of “The Dreamers” below.