- Defictionalization: Twice. Once as a specific defictionalization by Rogue Synapse, and once as an alternate interpretation by Llamasoft.
- Life Imitates Art:
- The Rogue Synapse can most definitely cause significant discomfort if its full visual effects are enabled; and the Playstation VR version was specifically designed to have psychological effects - just positive ones.
- It is suspected that the rumors of Polybius were based on versions of Tempest. The co-author of the PSVR version is Jeff Minter, who wrote several Tempest sequels - although his version of Polybius is quite different from Tempest.
- No Export for You: Needless to say, this is mostly an American Urban Legend, but, due to the Eagleland Osmosis and the "Weird Al" Effect, some parts of this legend went abroad, albeit not as a game, but as normally as anti-videogame propaganda, especially in Latin America.
Trivia / Polybius