One Hour Compo - Round 500 (OHC500)


Tonight's theme is "The Legend of Polybius."

"Polybius is a fictitious arcade game that originated from an urban legend created in 2000. The original game's actual existence has never been authoritatively proven, but it has served as inspiration for several free and commercial games by the same name.

The urban legend is that the game was part of a government-run crowdsourced psychology experiment, with gameplay producing intense psychoactive and addictive effects in the player. These few publicly staged arcade machines were said to have been visited periodically by men in black for the purpose of data-mining the machines and analyzing these effects. Finally, all of these Polybius arcade machines allegedly disappeared from the arcade market."

This theme is not necessarily about creating a song from the soundtrack of Polybius, unless of course that is what you choose what to interpret the theme as. Polybius is a lost game, a masterfully created psychological bomb dangerous enough to have been removed from public consumption and erased from history.

You will have 1 hour to complete your song and 10 minutes to finish it up. You will then have an additional 10 minutes to upload your song. At 6 PST/9 EST you may begin your mixing, please have your files uploaded by 7:20 PST/10:20 EST. Join us for discussion in #thasauce on


Start: on 5/10/18
Deadline: on 5/10/18
Voting: on 5/17/18

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