The games name is Polybius
The game is a persistent urban legend concerning a fictitious 1981 arcade game.
The conspiracy goes like this: A secret government project was started in 1981 as a psychological mind control experiment in Portland, Oregon. Only a few machines were distributed to a select number of arcades. They were said to have been visited periodically by men in black suits to collect game data.
Playing the game produces a psychoactive effect that is highly addictive. Players supposedly suffered from:
- Night Terrors
Then one day they all disappeared and were never seen again. No company claimed them and the government denied them.
But here is where it gets crazy:
People have become so obsessed that this game is real and that the government made it that they are using every obscure clue (no matter what the source) to re-make the game in hopes of proving that it’s not a conspiracy.
They are literally trying to make a game that can alter a child’s perception of reality just by playing it.
This is how far they have gotten:
- A downloadable version online is available for PC’s
- A version is available for PlayStation 4
- A Virtual Reality version is available for Quest VR
- A version is available on Steam
- Multiple versions have been placed in arcade game machines
See and hear one version being played (very strange game)
But this begs the question:
Can an urban legend become real?
Is it also possible that the government made a myth so irresistible that we now have to make it happen just to scratch an itch?
Are we being crowdsourced to make something that can better control us?