Olympus: It's Not Just a Game

Olympus: It's Not Just a Game

484 Reads 228 Votes 51 Part Story
Scott W Somerville By Somerschool Completed

Like millions of others around the world, Karl Huber is crazy about Olympus, the new full-cyber-suit, multi-player, online virtual reality game-even though his father hates it. When Mr. Huber forbids his son to play the game in his house any more, Karl's jealous twin Jacob seizes the opportunity to tempt his brother to run away. With trails leading in all directions, Karl could be anywhere on earth. The only way to find him is to look for him within Olympus, where sinister forces are using high technology to build a world too fascinating for children to resist and too profitable for adults to ignore.

Finding Karl in the game turns out to be the easy part. But in this computer-generated version of ancient mythical Greece, nothing is what it seems to be. The wealthy, the powerful, and the clever hold the destinies of all other players in a web of treachery and manipulation. Karl and his friends have stumbled into a fantasy adventure that is all too real. Their families find themselves fighting for their children--and their lives!

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knotanumber knotanumber Jan 06
Maybe consider slimming down this paragraph. It feels like it slows down the run up to the conclusion.
HaleyDione HaleyDione Jan 06
Really loving the overall feel and idea of the story so far. I’m getting a big Ready Player One vibe from this and it’s great!
MauriceArh MauriceArh Jan 06
Great start. Straight into the action, even if its not real action, is always a good idea.
knotanumber knotanumber Jan 06
If layering the virtual over IRL is called augmented reality, then thatvwould make this... augmented virtuality?
ningalloon ningalloon 4 days ago
I love this reply! This is always my feeling at the end of a session of VR.
knotanumber knotanumber Jan 06
As an uncle to twins myself, the line of royal succession between twins is a matter of the utmost seriousness. Nice writing here, by the way.