The Player Blackout
by Lucas Flint
In 2043, Capes Online is the biggest, most popular VRMMORPG in the world. Gamers can become brave Heroes or cunning Villains, their every choice determining their Alignment. Everyone wants to play this game and almost everyone does.
Except for 25-year-old police officer Nyle Maxwell, who can’t log out. Killed in a car accident on his first day on the job, Nyle gets his mind uploaded to Capes Online to save his life. But the one way mind-to-game upload process means Nyle can never return to his physical body in the real world. Nor is he allowed to contact his friends and family outside the game or else he risks deletion by the secretive government organization that put him in the game in the first place.
Things take a turn for the worse when the villain Dark Kosmos takes over Capes Online and traps everyone within it, forcing Winter to become a true hero and save the other players.
Category: Science Fiction – Adventure