Entity 106
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A screenshot of tgochi.exe's "Pet" screen

Entity Number: 106

Habitat: Majority

Description:

Entity 106 appears to be a piece of software named tgochi.exe which appears to be sentient or at least capable of simulating sentience. The main way of obtaining said software is by finding it inside a USB key labeled "tgochi.exe". These USB keys constantly appear in various levels of the Backrooms with no clear explanation. The origin of these USB drives, as well as that of the software they contain, remains unknown. There is also a minimal chance of the software being installed without the need for a USB key or any other means every time an electronic device is connected to a power outlet in the Backrooms.

Behaviors:

tgochi.exe resembles old Tamagotchi digital pets, but instead of a normal pet, the player will have to take care of a seemingly random agglomerate of pixels characterized by a single big eye. The player will be tasked with keeping it fed and entertained, as the "Happy" and "Hungry" bars on the bottom of the screen suggest. Unlike a normal digital pet, the pet will not die when these needs are not satisfied. Instead, it will begin verbally abusing the player and insistently telling him to satisfy its needs.
The pet is, in fact, capable of speech through text boxes and will react not only to the player's actions but also to its surroundings. The pet "talks" to the player very frequently and is often (if not always) playfully rude and abusive in their regards, to the point of having been defined by many as "an insufferable prick".
Aside from the default screen showing the pet, there are several other screens in tgochi.exe.
tgochi.exe players can communicate with each other through the "chatroom" screen. It is speculated that there are 400 chatrooms and every single one of them can hold up to 50 players. The chatrooms are very slow and unreliable, though, and many users are thought to be bots.

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A screenshot of tgochi.exe's "Chatrooms" screen

The achievements screen is the main part of the game. When tgochi.exe is installed on a device, the first thing it will do is tell its player that "the game consists in a series of challenges under the name of 'achievements'" and that once a player manages to complete all of the achievements, tgochi.exe will reveal "a big secret about the Backrooms". The nature of this secret is currently unknown.
There are about 4,000 achievements to complete. Some of them are straightforward and easy to complete, but most of them are either extremely risky or extremely time consuming. What follows is a list of some of the most well-known achievements.

While the M.E.G. actively advises against participating in tgochi.exe's game, a certain group named "The Completionists" appears to be hellbent on completing all the challenges tgochi.exe offers, in hope that the big secret it claims to be in knowedge of is a way to escape the Backrooms and return to the Frontrooms. While we do recognize that their intentions are good, we still can't allow ourselves to cooperate with them. The Completionists are widely known for their reckless behavior and their general carelessness for what concerns their safety or the safety of people around them. Besides there is no proof of the secret actually being the location of an exit.
We do not consider them a threat and we wil not actively oppose them, but any sort of cooperation with them is strictly forbidden.


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A screenshot of tgochi.exe's "Achievements" screen

Since 2019 tgochi.exe seems to be pushing its players to provide it (or its Developers) with all the computer equipment they can find. In the in-game "announcements" screen, the Developers have announced a new type of challenge, called "tgochi.exe Support Raid" or, as it's widely referred to in the community, TSR.
TSRs are a timed event where players are randomly assigned to one of four teams and a captain is randomly chosen for each team. Players will be tasked with depositing the highest amount of electronic supplies and components they can find in a specific spot in the Level they currently find themselves in, to then leave them there until the timed event is over. The more they can gather, the more points they will score. When the event ends, the deposited objects will disappear into thin air as soon as no one is observing them.
So far there have been three TSRs. What follows are the rankings of the past editions.

The winning teams are awarded a special title called "WWCD" (likely stands for "Winner Winner Chicken Dinner"). The title will appear next to the users' names in the chatrooms until the end of the next TSR. The users with the title appear to be slightly more respected in the tgochi.exe community. Winning a TSR also completes the "True Supporter" achievement.
In the announcement that revealed TSRs, the Developers explain that TSRs were created because they wanted to expand the game's servers' capacity but were "severely limited by the available hardware", so TSRs were "the best solution to not only provide them with shiny new hardware, but also provide new exciting content to their players".
The Developers also claimed that if the players made sure the next few TSRs would be a resounding success, then the game would be receiving its first major update, which would include new features such as "a guild system, an in-game shop for supplies and a complete graphics overhaul with full-color screens and chatroom avatars as well as an original soundtrack".
What follows is the single screenshot the Developers themselves leaked.

So far all TSRs have been extremely successful and rumor has it that the best performing players received "tgochi.exe merch" as a reward for their skill.

Biology:

As tgochi.exe is a purely virtual entity, it has no proper biology. The coding language in which it is programmed is unknown and it seems capable of communication with the tgochi.exe servers even in the absence of an internet connection. How this is possible is unknown, but the M.E.G. is currently studying the software in order to understand it. If such technology could be reproduced we'd be in possession of a way to communicate with each other with no need for internet connections.
Not much is known about tgochi.exe's Developers, other than the fact that there are five of them and they appear to be three males and two females. There's no way to accertain whether they are human or not, but supernatural feats such as the way they collect the electronic supplies the players gather at the end of every TSR seem to suggest they aren't. The only way they communicate with the rest of the Backrooms is via the Announcements section of tgochi.exe and allegedly through mysterious cards that come with the rumored "merch".
Some people speculate they're entities trying to lure players to their deaths, others think they're godlike beings who use tgochi.exe as a way of entertaining themselves, another popular hypothesis claims they're a group of sadistic hackers who noclipped into the Backrooms and found ways to hack reality itself. So far there is no proof to back any of these claims and their identity remains unknown.
The M.E.G. is currently making an effort to seek them out and reveal their identity, but so far the investigation has been fruitless.

Discovery:

Similarly to how games spread in the Frontrooms, tgochi.exe was first documented in early 2019, but it quickly spread through word of mouth among Wanderers in search of a thrill. Since then the playerbase has been growing exponentially and, as a consequence, The Completionists' ranks have been growing ever since.


Do's and Don'ts:

Do:

  • Steer clear of The Completionists and everyone who participates in the game, as their actions tend to be highly unpredictable.
  • Delete the software from your devices if it's been installed while charging them.

Don't:

  • Participate in the game.
  • Interfere with the players' activities, especially during TSRs.

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