Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy was a Facebook game which was first made available on 30 September 2010 with the "Italian Wars" memory set.
In it, players were recruits for Abstergo Industries' Project Legacy, who relived the genetic memories of other individuals through a program known as the DDS, or Data Dump Scanner, an Animus software patch that could allow a person to relive the memories of someone who was not their ancestor.
In all, there were three memory sets available: "Italian Wars", "Rome" (released 15 November 2010) and "Holidays" (released 22 December 2010). The fourth memory set, Divine Science ("released" 4 July 2011), was made available outside of the DDS by Erudito, though the DDS interface still mentioned that the pack was "coming soon."
In Assassin's Creed: Revelations, an Abstergo dossier stated that Project Legacy was currently on hold, due to security concerns. On 15 May 2013, Facebook removed the game because it no longer complied with their Terms of Service for Facebook applications, as it had not been updated recently.
Chapter 1 – Bartolomeo d'Alviano
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Welcome to the DDS Program. Please remain still while we synchronize your first assignment.
In 1509 CE, the Battle of Agnadello dealt a devastating blow to the Venetian army. You will relive this battle through the eyes and mind of one of its captains, Bartolomeo d'Alviano. Please report any anomalies you encounter.
Chapter 2 – Francesco Vecellio
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You may feel mild discomfort during synchronization. This is normal. It is important to maintain your concentration.
History places Niccolò di Pitigliano's death in Lonigo, Italy in the year 1510 CE. Our data supports this fact. But the circumstances of his death require further investigation. Please take notes and report your findings.
Chapter 3 – Mario Auditore
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We are now synchronizing the DDS. For your safety, please report any nosebleeds, vertigo, nausea, or hallucinations.
Land-hungry Florence sought possession of the walled city of Monteriggioni, but it held strong for years under the guidance of the Auditore family. You will dissect the memories of Mario Auditore, who struggled to keep his city safe through the latter half of the 15th century.
Chapter 4 – Perotto Calderon
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While we prepare to synchronize, please listen to the following questions. Be sure to report any difficulties you have answering. What is your name? Where do you live? What year is it?
We have a unique window into the lives and secrets of the infamous Borgia family. The DDS has recovered the memories of one of their trusted couriers, Perotto Calderon. Your task is to find out exactly what he discovered.
Chapter 1 – Fiora Cavazza
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Please wait a moment while we synchronize the DDS. You may find yourself daydreaming more often and sleeping less. This is a normal side effect of the program.
Many of Rome's biggest names spent their leisure time indulging in its many brothels. They were ideal information hubs for those eager to scale the social ladder. Fiora Cavazza was one such courtesan. Investigate her contacts; find out who she knew, and what she did with that knowledge.
Chapter 2 – Giovanni Borgia
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The DDS is going to try to synchronize you with the memories of a child. This may be confusing for you at first, as you will lose your ability to convey complex thought, but your mind should quickly adapt.
The truth behind the real parents of Giovanni Borgia, the "Child of Rome," has long baffled historians. But even more perplexing is Giovanni's insignificant life that followed. How does one stand right in the center of the hurricane and remain untouched? Your task is to learn what history has hidden from us.
Chapter 3 – Francesco Vecellio
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Now synching the DDS system. We're going to take a moment to test your emotional range. Please focus on a fond memory. Good. Now focus on a painful memory. Perfect.
Just prior to the death of Pope Alexander VI, Cesare Borgia began to lose his grip on Rome. Though you won't find any mention of it in the history books, we suspect a powerful underground movement worked to overthrow the corrupt dynasty. See what you can learn.
Chapter 4 – Giovanni Borgia
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Preparing to synchronize. Note that we are experiencing a small system glitch that may cause a subtle ringing in your ears. It should pass as you enter the memory.
The new world was plundered in the 15th century. Explorers became conquerors. La Noche Triste, or the Night of Sorrows, was a bloody uprising between the Aztecs and the Spanish conquistadors. Hernán Cortés himself was driven from Tenochtitlan. Firsthand reports of the massacre present opposing perspectives. Find the truth.
Unlike other memory sets, the memories within the "Holidays" chapter featured different protagonists, though all were centered around events during a single day across history (i.e., Christmas Day).
Chapter 1 – Ghosts of Christmas Past
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Chapter 2 – DATA-DUMP S00.S02
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This pack was released outside of the Project Legacy DDS by Erudito, as part of Abstergo Industries' secure files.
Chapter 1 – Maria Amiel
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Please wait while we synchronize the DDS. Close your eyes and try to relax. Inhale deeply, exhale. Inhale, again exhale. That's it.
The Renaissance. As early as 14th century, Italian scholars began to re-examine ancient classical lore, triggering revitalization of knowledge throughout Europe. You will explore the memories of one of the Paracelsus' assistants, Maria Amiel. Please report your findings.
Chapter 2 – Kyros of Zarax
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The DDS is attempting to synchronize millennia old memories. Because the memories you'll explore are ancient, you may feel disoriented, even confused. You may also find it hard to discern reality from fiction. This is normal, please remain calm.
Following the events we unlocked in the last sequence, you will now explore the origins of the Hermeticists' tradition. You will follow the exploits of Pythagoras of Samos, the Greek mathematician and scholar. You are one of his protégés, Kyros of Zarax.
Chapter 3 – Elizabeth Jane Weston
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We're attempting to synchronize the DDS system. This will only take a moment. We are almost there. The DDS is now in sync. Thank you for your patience. We hope you'll enjoy your experience.
Rudolf II invited many notable figures to his court, making Prague the center of European culture. Among them were Englishmen Edward Kelley and his step-daughter Elizabeth Jane Weston. Observe her and report any alleged collusion.
Chapter 4 – Frater V.O.V.
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The DDS will synchronize with the memories of an aged man. You may feel you have less energy, poor hearing and eye sight and even experience wobbly legs. This is normal, if you feel pain in your left arm however, please stop and consult your physician.
The Victorian era is characterized by growth, prosperity, political reform and major technological and scientific progress. Interest in the occult also increased during this period. You are about to infiltrate the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Entering 7D05C12C under the Special Code section would reward the item "Erudito's Network" to the Lockbox, which was marked with the description "Work for Abstergo, report to us." It could not be bought or sold, and at random intervals, it would cause Erudito to "assist" with either an experience boost, a florin boost, an increased chance for chance items, an increased chance for mnemonics, or an increased item output during crafting.
By entering VGVTC8GX, the Abstergo Insider Badge was granted, with the description "Work those connections." The Insider Badge increased chances of winning in Skirmishes.
After linking Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood with a Uplay account, Assassin recruits could be trained from within Project Legacy, and doing so would also unlock certain events within Project Legacy itself.
Finding and combining the "Auditore Trail" mnemonic set would unlock Brotherhood content, in the form of the Venetian and Medici capes, and buying certain landmarks within both Project Legacy and Brotherhood (such as the Colosseum) would net florins in both games.
Unlockables in Brotherhood
|Name||How to obtain|
|Medici Cape||Complete the "Auditore Trail" mnemonic set.|
|Venetian Cape||Complete the "Auditore Trail" mnemonic set.|
As of 8 December 2010, Uplay actions and rewards became available for Project Legacy.
The Uplay connectivity of Project Legacy would presumably allow players to avail more of the Uplay rewards in Brotherhood, as Brotherhood had a greater number of rewards than it had in-game Units to be earned. However, there were an equal amount of points for rewards and actions for Project Legacy; though the points could still have been spent on rewards in Brotherhood instead, if one chose to.
|Initiation||Access and execute an event of the 2nd chapter of the Italians Wars set, the memory of Francesco Vecellio.||5U|
|Evangelist||Add 5 new friends to your network.||10U|
|Mole||Access and execute a Contract triggered from the console game Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.||15U|
|Faithful||Play Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy once a day for 10 consecutive days.||20U|
|Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy Artwork||Download artwork for Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy.||5U|
|Abstergo System Reboot||Access the Abstergo System Reboot item on the Lockbox page. Good for 10 full AP regenerations.||10U|
|Bianca||Bianca, Bartolomeo d'Alviano's sword, was automatically added to the Lockbox page, and it increased the odds of a Skirmish win.||15U|
|Et Tu, Brute?||Access this exclusive memory in the 2nd sequence of the "Rome" set.||20U|
Once levelled up, skill points (SP) could be spent in the following areas:
- Conflict – Raised the maximum AP by 1, for each stack of 10 SP spent in Conflict.
- Intrigue – Gave a bonus to the florins produced or gained from memories.
- Shadow – Increased the chance of earning chance items or mnemonic drops.
- Knowledge – Raised the amount of crafting spots by 1, for each stack of 10 SP spent in Knowledge, for a maximum of 10 slots.
The Stats tab showed the history and data for money, crafting, memories, mnemonic sets, social interaction, achievements, player-versus-player, and territories.
- Main article: Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy achievements
The Achievements tab listed certain criteria that had been met within the game, such as reaching a certain level, purchasing property, or completing a certain mission.
In June 2011, Ubisoft stated that the Divine Science memory set and the DDS 2.0 would be released in the forthcoming weeks. It was suspected that this would be released alongside Assassin's Creed: Revelations, as the Rome set was alongside Brotherhood. The improvements of the new system were intended to be:
- No longer needing to click through 500+ SP when reassigning.
- Crafting to allow for multiple concurrent crafts of the same item.
- Achievements should unlock instantly.
- "Collect All" to collect income from all territories, across all packs.
- Functional navigation across packs.
- Inclusion of a Mastery level system.
In the Assassin's Creed Encyclopedia and Assassin's Creed: Revelations, it stated that "Due to security concerns, Project Legacy has been put on hold." The reason behind these security concerns was the mysterious disappearance of Anson Peake, the Manager of Project Legacy.
- In Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, a still image from Project Legacy, set to the memory sequence for Mario Auditore, could be seen on Lucy Stillman's computer in the Sanctuary.
- Almost all of the counterparts for the Animi Avatars from Brotherhood featured in Project Legacy memories, with several during Fiora Cavazza's memories and one from Francesco Vecellio's.