Polybius is for some people is just a single game, and for another people is a myth more than a game.
This game was made by "Sinneslöschen" that means "lost of senses".
This story starts in 1981, in the city of Portland, Oregon, USA. Polybius consists in a arcade cabinet and encompasses 11 levels, 5 enemy patterns, full attract mode, highscores table, full diagnostic mode and a panoply of visual and auditory effects.
The game was something revolutionary for this times, de colors and the sounds made of Polybius a very addictive game, but the most attractive thing of this game are the secrets and consecuences that the game was hidding. Players said that after playing it they had nightmares, nausea, and game aversion. Another important consecuence was Amnesia, people who played this game started to forget what was the game about.
They said that people wearing black clothes entered to this places, check the higher scores and stared in front of the machine looking to the players.
Subliminal messages are other characteristics of the game, when the game starts you can see hided words and scary faces who are approaching to the screen.
These are some words that appears in the game:
• Stay asleep
• Honor apathy
• Ni ideas
• No imagination
• Do not question authority
• Games corrupt
• Reward indifference
• Consume – Consume
• Obey authority
• Work 8 hours
• Sleep 8 hours
• Play 8 hours
But some of these subliminal messages aren't bad, it seems like the creators of the game wanted us to follow the law.
These game ended 1 month after it started, Portland's newspaper said that one kid died after playing this game, he had a epilepsy attack. 1 day after these ocurred people dressed with black clothes took away all the Polybius machines.
Who are those black dressed guys? take your own conclusions.
This game isn't recommended for people with epilepsy problems.
The game can be downloaded from here: http://www.sinnesloschen.com/1.php
The information had been taken from Sinneslöschen's main page.
Special thanks to Bauerctu from Taringa.