Earth: Game of the Year Edition

Jack, a young and jaded New Yorker, is done with life.
Series: Stand Alone
Pages: 313


Its challenges are plentiful, and there’s a simple solution just a toaster and bathtub away. But everything changes when a teenager from another realm informs Jack he’s a sentient AI trapped in a video game—one that can be manipulated.

For Jack’s sake, the teen hacks the game to make it easier, forcing its cruel developers to intervene. Out of cheats and options, the digital protagonist must confront reality: If he wants a better future, he’s going to need to earn said future legitimately.

Can Jack rise to the occasion and beat the developers at their own game?