Arcade Rat

Arcade Rat by Nicholas Morine

“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.”

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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
Purchase: Amazon.com
Amazon.CA
Amazon.UK
Price (CAD): Print: $20 / EBook: $2.99
Page Count: 102

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Reviews

A wonderfully descriptive story that is a fun read… The characters are relatable and the world is immersive. Definitely worth the read.” — Goodreads Review

“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

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

“Couldn’t put it down. This may be my favorite offering from Morine to date. As a gamer, I found the world of Arcade Rat to be both surreal and hauntingly familiar. I know that other reviewers have compared this story to Ready Player One. I actually enjoyed Arcade Rat far more. This is a MUST-HAVE for fans of techno-thrillers.” — Amazon Com Customer

 

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