Monday, April 11, 2011

Polybius, the mystery game

Hello everyone!

I'd like to write something about Polybius, the game which officially never existed. This game had only few copies in form of an arcade. There are some pictures of machine and game itself, but there is no proof that they are real. The gameplay is rumored to be the as simple arcade game with logical elements. The one of pictures of the machine:

Polybius

The most interesting part is that kids playing the game were reporting that they couldn't sleep, or they didn't feel comfortable or even had nightmares after the play. I've read somewhere that they have reached the guy who played this as a kid, but the only think he could remember was that the machine has been taken after one month after he played it first. Another interesting thing is that there were "men in black" interested in the performance of game and how it influenced the kids, creepy thing.


It seems that it is just the Internet Urban Legend, but there are many people who actually believe in the story. The funny thing would be that it was present even in Simpsons series, nice "easter egg" :)

Polybius in Simspons
What do you think about this game? Is it real, or fake? To be honest I feel a little creepy right now :/

Edit:

some sources:

Edit2:

Shit, I've freaked a little because I wanted to post here an address of webpages from which I took the information.. but I can not find one, it even is not in my history of browsing... :S

42 comments:

  1. Creepy story, You won't sleep well.

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  2. Looked at the wikipedia article... I can't imagine what the gameplay would be like if it "caused its players to go insane, causing them to suffer from intense stress, horrific nightmares, and even suicidal tendencies."

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  3. So creepy, I love it. And your edit freaks me out, too.

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  4. hehe never heard of it, dont know what to think either :D

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  5. sounds ummm... sketchy... our government probably bugged a bunch of them to train assassins or something.

    great post!

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  6. this reminds me of the many creepypastas out there. ill believe it when i see it!

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  7. scary stuff ... I read a story about a show that only kids could see and for grown up it was just static... this looks like fake to me

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  8. Oooh, very creepy. Its a shame they don't have any more of these around.

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  9. Oh sweet unsatiable delusions of nostalgia.

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  10. never heard of it but creepy as shit

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  11. Perhaps this was an early intersect prototype.

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  12. I remember seeing a Youtube video of what it might have been like. Trippy indeed!

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  13. Just looking at it gives me an eery feeling

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  14. I'm sure its real, I'm surprised no one knows what it was like to play though.

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  15. It's fake, but it's a good story. I'm a fan of urban legends.

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  16. Yeah it must be fake i havent seen one and im a neard of those games ;)

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  17. awesome i never heard of this before.

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  18. I don't think I'll be able to sleep after reading this.

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  19. great story
    i want to believe it exists somewhere

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  20. That's really creepy... I want to play it now >;)

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  21. It's like The Ring, the arcade version :O

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  22. nice post never heard of it but anythings possible

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  23. I've never heard of Polybius, I want to play it though

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  24. That is so weird. I have to look deeper into this story

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  25. You and your easter eggs... Nice find with the Simpsons episode... LoL at the fact that it says "Property of U.S. Government" on the bottom of it... too good. Good read man, keep the interesting posts coming!!

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  26. probably super fake but an interesting concept

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  27. That's a pretty creepy story, very interesting if true though.

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  28. This is pretty cool to be honest. I lvoe urban legends. I bet the majority of it is true.

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  29. that's awesome, I've never heard of this before! pretty interesting how it never actually came out.

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  30. looks like II gotta check it out as soon as possible :D love this kind of games.

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  31. Never heard of it... but there's a video on youtube of a zombie videogame that induces a trance-like state or hypnsosis.

    Then the took the guy that was playing the game into a warehouse full of people dressed as zombies and gave him a blanks gun. He freaked out and started shooting everything.

    look it up!

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  32. If only I was born in the 80s, I could have been a part of the arcade years!

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  33. i want to believe it to be true, but am afraid it's just an urban legend..

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  34. wow i've never heard of this but really interesting and pretty cool

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  35. I've heard of this. It was supposed to be like Tempest, and they had them in a couple of Arcades in Portland Oregon or something like that

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