Game, The
Cybercosm virtual wargame; The Game is an all sided virtual struggle in which all players attempt to ultimately dominate and destroy the others by any and all means. Players may use any simulated method of control, manipulation and technology that they can invent, develop, modify, purchase, or steal. Alliances and treaties are permitted, but usually last for only a limited time.

Entities from virtually all levels of mind play the Game, although play across levels is rare as the lower levels cannot generally compete against higher levels in any meaningful sense. In many cases the actions of lower level minds may be memetically manipulated as part of larger schemes hatched by those above.

Although the primary purpose of the game is recreational, a secondary function is the design and testing of new versions and types of tactics, logistics, data weaponry and defenses.

At any given time, perhaps 3 trillion players are engaged in the Game.
 
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Development Notes
Text by Todd Drashner

Initially published on 31 December 2007.