We are excited to announce that James Starling, Midlands-based gamer and author, has signed a publishing deal for an undisclosed sum for a new four-part science fiction series. Arteess: Conflict is the first book in an exhilarating new series that tells of science, betrayal, power and progress, from the perspective of innocent gamers.
Created as an experiment into the nature of time itself, the virtual world of Arteess exists, in the near future, as a private digital realm. A full-body virtual reality experience where the talented, the shrewd and the lucky are invited to participate in an international war zone of nomadic factions. Where an hour in reality is torn and expanded into an entire month in the game. A mere twelve hours becomes a year of constant warfare, with each player’s avatar requiring the same care and attention that their real bodies would. A year of brutality leading to countless deaths, each rewarded with new life in the form of re-spawning. Continue reading “Elsewhen Press signs new author for science-fiction series set in a virtual reality wargame”