Virtual World, Real Ambition
The game "Thousand Tales" offers exciting features: the first true artificial intelligence, and for some players, the chance to have their brains permanently "uploaded" into its virtual world. Uploading offers ultimate luxury for the rich, survival for the dying, a haven for criminals -- and for everyone, the chance to change and learn and make new things.... [click here for more]
Deal of a Lifetime
Ruyo, small-time merchant, makes a bargain with a desperate spirit to restore an ancient shrine. The catch is that she's now the new Goddess of Water! Divinity might seem like the ultimate gift, but it's really something she'll have to earn.
With one barely-working ancient shrine and a handful of spells, can she begin to claim full power -- and forge a personal... [click here for more]
The Game's true depths beckon to her...
In 2038, Gail plays "Thousand Tales", a game run by a watchful AI. In there, she's exploring an endless sea to gain aquatic powers and master the rare skill of combat origami. In the real world she helps run an ice cream company and is starting to see robots sneaking around the place, because the AI's plans go far beyond keeping players entertained.... [click here for more]