The Network: Where We Provide Only the Finest in Programming!
The Network is an episodic multi-themed game with an underlying meta plot set in an alternate universe modern day world where The Network, a massive multimedia conglomerate provides only the finest quality programming to audiences around the globe and beyond.
You do not know who you were before you signed your contract with The Network. All you know is that you signed over your past life, your memories, the experiences that made you who you are for a set period of time during which you have agreed to perform as an actor in whichever programs The Network deems a best fit for you. You have been relocated to a closed, secure community, where you reside with other actors all going through the same shared experience. You are given everything you need for a comfortable life within the dome and are guaranteed a very generous sum of money for your tenure as an employee of The Network. Of course, you were not entirely informed of what that entails, exactly.
Players on The Network create an actor who lives within this secure community who, each new season, is completely and wholly immersed in the life and personality of a character within that season’s show. One season, they may find themselves in Valhalla fighting to prevent Ragnarök. Another season, they may find themselves as a conservationist working in an undersea laboratory. Each season is a new story with new goals and new adventures.
Only on returning to the dome after each season, do they regain the cumulative memory of themselves as an actor, and each season that they experienced. There, they try to make sense of the ever-growing number of lives that they accumulate and how that impacts their developing sense of who they are, who they might have been, and who they might become within the dome.
LAUNCH DATE: February 24th
THEME: Alternate Reality Western (not set in the real world)
Redemption began as a small mining camp in the new province of the Northern Reach. With the recent completion of the railroad and rail station, the town has seen a boom as the mines have brought in more revenue, the ranches have seen expansion and prosperity, and explorers have continued to push further north into the forests, foothills, and mountains to the north. But with great prosperity and growth comes an influx of new people which brings not only possibility, but problems. Clashes between established settlers and newcomers, big companies and those they’ve pushed aside or who want the resources that they can provide, outlaw gangs and the law, and people and the very elements and environment are common.
Whether one is coming to Redemption to find peace, running from something, seeking adventure, wanting to make their fortune, or get revenge; no one can avoid getting swept up in the conflict in one way or another. Everyone from the butcher, to the baker, to the candlestick maker is connected with one or another group vying for influence within the town. Then of course, there are the rumors, the myths, the legends. How many of them are true and how much is just folklore? Is there more to worry about in the mountains than just one another? Can anyone find their redemption in this frontier town? Or will this be the literal end of the line?
Learn More Here: https://thenetwork.mugames.org/wiki/redemption