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Item #: SCP-XXXX

Object Class: Euclid

Special Containment Procedures:

Description: SCP-XXXX is an anomalous online identity with several accounts on internet gaming platforms.1 While SCP-XXXX can theoretically join any online multiplayer game, certain gameplay factors are known to increase the likelihood of SCP-XXXX appearing. These include:

  • A high emphasis on cooperation with other players.
  • An inability to remove or 'kick' players from a lobby.
  • Methods to damage players of the same team or otherwise impede their progress.
  • Limited opportunities to save progress, or scenarios where losing will result in a large amount of lost time.
  • Integrated voice or text chat.

As such, SCP-XXXX most frequently appears in cooperative multiplayer shooters with mechanics such as friendly-fire or player collisions enabled.

Once in a game, SCP-XXXX will act in a manner which interferes with normal gameplay for the remaining players. Actions shown during this time are within the capabilities of a non-anomalous player.

SCP-XXXX's anomolous abilites appear when any player in the lobby reacts to SCP-XXXX's actions with frustration or anger. SCP-XXXX will then use either a targeted auditory or textual memetic phrase which makes the player feel compelled to finish the game and 'defeat' SCP-XXXX. This memetic will also increase the player's emotional response, typically resulting in an even stronger reaction to SCP-XXXX's actions. This cycle will loop until either the player leaves or is forced away from the game, the game reaches a either a failstate or is completed, or if the player stops reacting to SCP-XXXX. SCP-XXXX has not been observed to target multiple players at once; while other players may still react to SCP-XXXX, these reactions are entirely non-anomalous, and SCP-XXXX either will not or cannot use another targeted memetic phrase if one player is already affected.

SCP-XXXX was designed by the GoI-5869, "Gamers Against Weed", as a program to produce large volumes of "trolling" content for the group's amusement - all instances where SCP-XXXX activates its anomolous properties are recored from SCP-XXXX's perspective and transmitted to a currently untraced GoI-5869 server.

Currently, the exact coding mechanism of SCP-XXXX appears to be anomalous in nature. The intellegence displayed by SCP-XXXX far surpases that of any current public artificial intelligence, and rivals the capabilities of the Foundation-operated AIAD. Whenever SCP-XXXX utilizes voice communication, it speaks through an unknown text-to-speech application.

Addendum XXXX.1: On 05/25/19, Researchers Strunk, Casey, and Peterson encountered SCP-XXXX while on a lunch break. Researcher Peterson, a memetic researcher, recognized the memetic phrase used by SCP-XXXX and notified IT security staff in addition to recording the incident.