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The Polybius Quarter Scale Arcade cab

A project in Welwyn Garden City, UK by Matt Precious
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Polybius is the new and exciting cabinet from Numskull Designs
Backers: 413
Average Pledge Per Backer: £125

Funded: £51,580 of £50,000
Dates: Aug 28th -> Sep 27th (30 days)
Project By: Matt Precious
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Latest News

10 days to go!

September 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Wanted to check in with 10 days to go to thank you for all your support, sharing of videos / photos and the link to the campaign itself: http://bit.ly/PolybiusNumskull  We have have seen some amazing support and feedback, especially since the last... (Read More)

Polybius in the mini Arcade!

September 12th - via: kickstarter.com
I wanted to show you a movie we have put together for you all filmed this week - showing off the Polybius prototype cabinet alongside the other Quarter Arcade cabs. Also this gives you an idea how the Polybius cab is set up to charge the range of... (Read More)

Polybius 'demo' mode animation development

September 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick update today as promised for the animation  Showing some of the (not finished!) work in progress on the on screen graphics we have been working on. Please note this is still work in progress and has no sound effects (which it will):... (Read More)

Your name in Polybius!

September 8th - via: kickstarter.com
After receiving lots and lots of great feedback over the last few days on the screen animation, we have been busily working this side to create some further developments... One of these ideas we have now turned into a feature of the animation is:... (Read More)

Video development feedback. More please!

September 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi all A week into the campaign I wanted to share some of the feedback on the video we have running on the Polybius screen.  After receiving many suggestions here (and on social media) we wanted to open this up more for development and discussion -... (Read More)

Soon You Can Have a Legendary Polybius Arcade Cabinet in Your Home

August 31st - via: gamespew.com
Even video games have urban legends, you know. One of them is Polybius, an arcade game that allegedly popped up in Oregon in the 1980s, only to disappear without a trace soon after. During its time in arcades, it supposedly had an addictive and trance-like affect on its players. But legend or not, you can soon own Polybius in your home. Numskull has announced plans to bring a Polybius arcade cabinet to its Quarter Arcades range. (Read More)

We're half-way there! (on the funding goal)

August 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Halfway to funding After about 35 hours, thanks to your support, we have hit halfway to our funding goal! Currently we are standing at £26,591 with 250 backers!  Updates: A few things to mention if you haven't seen in the comments - we have added... (Read More)

First 24 hours! Nearly halfway there & early birds!

August 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Thank you all so much!  We've been mightily impressed over the last 24 hours that we've nearly hit the halfway mark with our POLYBIUS campaign: bit.ly/PolybiusNumskull Currently sitting as I write this at £22,753 with 218 backers. I wish I could... (Read More)

Numskull Designs Reveal Polybius Quarter Arcade Kickstarter

August 28th - via: invisioncommunity.co.uk
The team at Numskull Designs have eagerly been awaiting this day, by bringing the myth and urban legend of Polybius to life through the launch of a new Quarter Arcades Kickstarter campaign. Shrouded with numerous conspiracy theories Polybius was a video game cabinet that featured in a number of arcades in the early 1980’s around the city of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. The controversy stems from speculation around its mysterious gameplay mechanics, which allegedly included a number of subliminal, hypnotic, and colourful shapes that would brainwash players. (Read More)

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