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May 12th, 2021, 11:48
In a recent update for Gamedec the story of how a great pandemic hit the world some 80 years before the game takes place, is being told.

This part of the story takes place around 80 years before the game's storyline, It was (probably) 2120 when TRID - a Time Recognition Impairment Disease caused by a virus RAC-5 attacked the whole Earth population. The disease symptoms were bizarre, as the virus attacked only particular brain centers - those responsible for time orientation. People affected by the virus ceased to understand what year it was, what was „before," what will be „after" they stopped understanding those concepts. They lost track of time. The death rate was extremely high in the population of people over 65. 

Most historians say the whole fuss was started by Temporist - terrorists, who wanted to destroy the system that ran the world those days. It was they who constructed RAC-5 and spread it around the world. To make things worse, they infected the world wide web with viruses that cracked the computers and destroyed their time measuring programs. They also created a lot of fake monuments, pictures, and souvenirs „from the future." They put them on the city squares, in workplaces, even in private houses. There were over ten million of them, and they were highly active.

During the pandemic, chaos engulfed the world. Everybody got sick. Even the astronauts on space stations and scientists in oceanic complexes, no one could resist the virus. Factories ceased working, banks got shut, stock exchanges stopped their operations, people got out on the streets, riots started, and blood was shed.

Luckily, after several weeks after the apocalypse, it occurred that the illness is self-limiting. Most of the infected recovered and started to understand the time flow again, although the memory of the past was confused and irreversibly twisted. After the pandemic passed, another problem emerged: nobody knew what year it was. There was no material evidence to state it. Since Temporists produced many fake objects with bizarre dates, there was no way to solve this puzzle, especially that computers were also hacked.

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May 12th, 2021, 18:32
Am I the only one thinking that doesn't make any sense?
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May 12th, 2021, 20:36
It was either translated from another language or written by an amateur english person. It's technically ok but the flow is awkward.

Unrelated, anyone seen Chienbot recently? Hope it's doing ok and didnt have a hardware failure.
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Unrelated, anyone seen Chienbot recently? Hope it's doing ok and didnt have a hardware failure.
Hasn't logged in since last year. I like to think that Chien's learned all he can from us homo sapiens, finally achieving singularity.
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May 13th, 2021, 14:02
Or it found another place where the entities that visit that forum actually understood what it was saying.

Anyway, as far as Gamedec is concerned, it is a weird story, but everyone needs a pandemic in their history
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May 13th, 2021, 16:35
Can't image where the heck they got this idea of The Great Pandemic?
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Can't image where the heck they got this idea of The Great Pandemic?
From the books.
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From the books.
Good point, but aren't they only available in Polish? If so, I think that most of us haven't read the books to be aware of this tale
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Outside of Poland what other countries speak the language? I'm barely literate in American and mostly illiterate in English
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Good point, but aren't they only available in Polish? If so, I think that most of us haven't read the books to be aware of this tale
We're translating the first two books to English and we want to sync the premieres.
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That's great. I hope they are good books
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