Can you hear the sleepless lullaby? It echoes through bent metal halls. The nannies coo with soothing modular voices. Dolls play tea with corpses. Welcome to the Nursery.
What happened here? Why did the Orochi Group tinker with the building blocks of children?
—The Buzzing, The Secret World
Hello, and again, welcome to the Aperture Science Enrichment Center. We are currently experiencing technical difficulties due to circumstances of potentially apocalyptic significance beyond our control. However, thanks to Emergency Testing Protocols, testing can continue. These pre-recorded messages will provide instructional and motivational support so that science can still be done, even in the event of environmental, social, economic, or structural collapse.
—The Announcer, Portal 2
Welcome to Vault 112, Resident! According to sensors, you have arrived 202.3 years behind schedule. Please re-dress in your Vault-Tec issued Vault suit before proceeding. If you have misplaced your suit, I am authorized to distribute a new one. Once dressed, please proceed down the stairs to the main floor so that you may enter your assigned Tranquility Lounger...
—Robobrain, Fallout 3
Forgotten factories, gently desolating. Bell-jars and samples. Grisly equipment. What experiments were performed here?