Ready Player One
When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.
My name is Wade Watts.
My dad picked the name because it sounded like a superhero’s alter ego.
Like Peter Parker or Bruce Banner.
But he died when I was a kid. My mom, too.
And I ended up here.
Sitting here my tiny corner of nowhere.
There’s nowhere left to go, nowhere, except the OASIS.
A whole virtual universe.
People come to the OASIS for all the things they can do.
But they stay because of all the things they can be.
Can you feel this?
It’s the only place that feels like I mean anything.
The OASIS was the brainchild of James Halliday.
Hello. If you’re watching this, I’m dead.
I created a hidden object, an Easter Egg.
The first person to find the egg will inherit half a trillion dollars and total control of the OASIS itself.
Who is this, Parzival?
And how the hell is he winning?
This isn’t just a game.
I’m talking about actual life-and-death stuff.
The OASIS, the world’s most important economic resource.
It’s nothing less than a war for control of the future.
Welcome to the rebellion, Wade.
Like many of you people, I only came here to escape.
But I found something much bigger than just myself.
Are you willing to fight?
Help us save the OASIS.