⛰ What It's About
In 2045, people seek regular escape from life through the virtual reality entertainment universe OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), co-created by James Halliday and Ogden Morrow of Gregarious Games. After Halliday's death, a pre-recorded message left by his avatar Anorak announces a game, granting ownership of OASIS to the first to find the Golden Easter egg within it, which is locked behind a gate requiring three keys.
We follow the story of Wade (avatar: Parzival), an 18-year old schoolboy who wants to find the Easter egg. Along the way we meet other Egg Hunters (‘gunters’). There’s also a big evil corporation that employs billions of dollars and thousands of workers to find the Egg, so that they can take control of the OASIS and turn it into a corporate advertising nightmare.