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Gregarious Simulation Systems, otherwise known as GSS, is the company that produces and operates the OASIS. GSS started out as a company called Gregarious Games in the 1980s, created by James Donovan Halliday and Ogden Morrow. The company was a huge success from its inception to the age of Wade Owen Watts.

History

James Halliday, a high-school student at the time, had designed his first video game, Anorak’s Quest for his video gaming group, including Ogden Morrow. Ogden told Halliday he should sell it, and soon, many of the people demanded the game because it was so popular. Morrow and Halliday then started the small video game company, Gregarious Games, in 1989, which produced Anorak's Quest nationally. The company had initially based itself out of Morrow's basement. However, with its growing sales, Gregarious Games had purchased an abandoned strip mall for its national headquarters in 1990. During this time, Halliday had programmed several video games in his office, for days. The company then released hundreds of successful video games.

However, after 1998, GG had not released several video games. People suspected the company's employees to be developing some computer super-software. It was in the danger of becoming bankrupt by 2011. However, on December 9, 2012, the company re-branded itself as Gregarious Simulation Systems, and launched the OASIS, a massive virtual-reality multiplayer game. People engaged in this game for work, entertainment, selling, money-making, love, and various other reasons.

However, the OASIS was taking over reality, and as the world got worse from people's ignorance, Ogden Morrow, now a billionaire like James Halliday, left the company because the OASIS was corrupting the world, and the company.

After Halliday passed away, Wade Watts won his contest, and inherited Halliday's fortune and the leadership of his company.

Employees

  • James Halliday - Co-Founder, Owner and Chairman
  • Ogden Morrow - Co-Founder and CEO
  • Kira Underwood - Cover Art Employee, and COO of Art Department
  • Wade Watts - New Owner
  • Several Video Game Specialists - Employees
  • Morrow's geeky video gaming friends - First Employees (possible)
  • Chief Executives - Executive officers
  • Lawyers - Lawyers acting on behalf of Halliday


Internal Features Flicksync
Worlds

Archaide - Frobozz - Ludus - Ludus II - Middletown - Planet Doom - The Distracted Globe
Castle Anorak - First Gate - Second Gate - Third Gate - Tomb of Horrors
Anorak's Almanac - Arty's Missives - Internet - The Basement

Items 1981 Quarter - Artifacts - Bag of Holding - Copper Coins - Copper Key - Crystal Key - Jade Key - Click - Fyndoro's Tablet of Finding - Gibson Les Paul - Orb of Osuvox - Voight-Kampff machine
Apparel Black Chuck Taylor All-Stars
Weapons Cataclyst - Chucky - Hayata's Beta Capsule - Sword of the Ba'Heer -
Vehicles Marty McFly Hoverboard - Mechagodzilla
Hardware

Anatomically Correct Habitat - Smell Tower

Terms Anorak's Invitation - Gunters - Halliday's Easter Egg Hunt - High Five - Sixers
Other Gregarious Simulation Systems - Halcydonia Interactive - Innovative Online Industries


Characters
Primary Wade Owen Watts - Samantha Evelyn Cook - Helen Harris - Toshiro Yoshiaki - Akihide Karatsu - James Donovan Halliday - Nolan Sorrento - F'Nale Zandor
Minor Ogden Morrow - Alice - Loretta Watts - Rick - Karen Underwood - Mrs. Gilmore
Groups Gunters - Sixers - High Five - Innovative Online Industries - Gregarious Simulation Systems - Halcydonia Interactive
OASIS Avatars
Primary Parzival - Art3mis - Aech - Daito - Shoto - Anorak - IOI-655321 - I-R0k
Minor The Curator - Great and Powerful Og - Mr. Ciders - Wade3 - Todd13 - Mr. Avenovich - Ms. Rank