Today, when game technology is developing to a new level, many parents still consider the game a disaster. In their minds, there is no difference between games and addictive elements that can spoil their children. In the history of the world of gaming, there really is a game that brings serious side effects.
A arcade game, also known as an arcade game, is a game that is not new to gamers, especially players in the 80s and 90s. The game creates one of the dangerous events named above. Polybius. This game was released in 1981 but was sold only in limited quantities and sold limited in Portland, USA.
Those who have experienced this game said that Polybius is an action game with puzzle elements with graphics much nicer than arcade games at the time. The rhythm of the game is so appealing that the player cannot stop. Therefore, there is always a long line of players waiting to experience Polybius and even surrounded by many circles of people watching outside.
The strange thing is that every day, assemblers will separate these arcade machines and exploit game data. Assembling a bulky machine like a drum machine is time-consuming and costly, so the work is confusing.
A few months later, a real phenomenon happened.
Many players who have experienced Polybius have experienced a host of dangerous symptoms, including dementia, insomnia, hallucinations and often seeing horrors at night. Even after some time after the Polybius machine was installed in the engine room rooms, the personnel responsible for assembly took it out again, causing the machines to disappear in mystery.
Unusual behavior from the assembly unit, combined with players with severe symptoms caused public curiosity about Polybius. The public speculated that these box machine manufacturers had bad intentions and many thought that this was a conspiracy to brainwash people. The most frightening thing is the name of the creator of this game: Sinneslöschen. In German, Sinnes means senses, and löschen means erasing. These two phrases placed next to each other also make many people scared.
Until now, Polybius is still a mystery of the gaming world, becoming a legend that many people shudder to think about. But an American writer, Brian Dunning, has a different way of thinking. Polybius is like a work of imagination, based on real events in Portland also in 1981. Two gamers have played the game too much. A Tempest player and was knocked down by the game’s image. This person fainted and suffered a severe headache because he could not stand the images on the screen. Another person had a severe stomach ache after playing the Asteroids game continuously for 28 hours to break the record.