Arcade Rat

Arcade RatArcade Rat: A Dystopian Techno-Thriller
Nicholas Morine (Author)
“When Ricky Kaine walked into the arcade, time stood still. People lined up behind the battered machines and ran to mob their king. Rat moustached teens lowered their eyes as he passed, deferential despite the rebellious t-shirts and the headphones about their neck blaring hair metal. The darkness punctuated by neon was his throne-room, a place where he held court.”

In this futuristic VR nightmare-world, Kaine’s only chance to rise above his decrepit surroundings is the suicide cabinet filled with ASCII, Roguelike.

Title Information:

ISBN: 978-1-926903-83-5
Release Date: August 2018
Price (CAD): Print: $20 / EBook: $2.99
Page Count: 102

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“An incredible accomplishment.” — Matthew LeDrew, author of Black Womb

“Rarely Does an Author Ask These Kind of Questions About Gaming. It’s really made me re-examine my relationship to my VR headset, the brief moments of ‘immersion’ and ‘presence’ where it feels like I’m having a real experience, and how truly messed up that’s going to get as the technology gets better. Morine envisions a frightening, but ultimately all too plausible world.” — Amazon CA Customer

“Great Read – well worth your time. Just finished reading Arcade Rat over the weekend, fun read that kept me wanting more. It’s a fast book since it’s sub-100 pages, but it’s a powerful story with fresh ideas. I’ve seen comparisons to Ready Player One which is fair – although this is certainly a darker approach, a more gritty world. Nicholas Morine helps us ask questions about how gaming culture will continue to evolve over time.” — Amazon CA Customer

“Good quick read. If you enjoyed Ready Player 1 you will also enjoy this one. It’s well worth the purchase price on Kindle. The author has 5 star potential.” — Amazon Com Customer


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