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The Gam3 by Ephemerality

 

The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game.

A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading civilization. Alan can’t wait to play, recklessly diving into the digital universe. Soon though, Alan realizes the Game is anything but simple, and the stakes are higher than he ever imagined.

Note: The Gam3 contains some graphic violence and harsh language.


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Listed: Jul 9, 2016

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By Stable, author of The Archive Of Unusual Events

Jul 14, 2016: This is the first RPG-fic I’ve actually read all the way through. I’ve noticed a lot of them recently, and it seems to be a fashion in internet fiction at the moment, much like superhero-fics were after Worm became popular. (I’m not sure RPG-fic is the right term, but stories that take a MMORPG game-like or actual game environment as the setting.)

This one is based in the close future, where aliens have visited Earth and enforce the Game – a [more . . .]

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By VonRidel, member

Aug 6, 2016: LitRPG science fiction. This is a well done Web serial about Alan, a human who is playing The Game, which is an intintergalactic game between multiple races. Earth is new to the game and has a very small Window to become proficient in the game before other races can start attacking earth. Whoever controls earth in the game, controls earth in real life.

Alan is playing The Game like it is a game and quickly becoming powerful and making an impact [more . . .]

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Pretty damn good scifi/vr

By Blaise Corvin, author of Delvers LLC

Jul 20, 2016: I really enjoyed this story. I’m not sure what the first book is like online since I bought the Kindle version, but I enjoyed it from beginning to end.

The MC is believable and his motivations are relatable. He’s consistent and the world building is consistent.

I’m a big fan of litRPG. I even write one. I’m always on the lookout for new litRPG stories to read and The Gam3 delivers.

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