Ever since the world was introduced to the concept of VR (Virtual Reality), the gaming industry, even the world, has been witness to many great changes. These changes benefited the whole world, not just gamers.
As full dive became a reality, and the joy of fierce competition was revealed, the genre of VR boomed yet again. And again, as servers took the next technological step, it was now possible to have hundreds of thousands, possibly even millions of players, all logged into the same server at once.
In the wake of these technological advances, CyberGames, a virtually unknown company, released one game, Trials of Ahya. It quickly grew in popularity among players of MMOs and RPGs alike, for it’s quest system was vast, and the lore was complex. It was a highly enjoyable game for players of all ages, and the masses flocked to the game.
Late in the year 2059, Trials of Ahya had become the staple game for many years. But the company surprised their players yet again. Without warning, they shut down all their servers and blocked all game files from player access. Besieged by questions on all sides from their loyal player base, they held a press conference to explain their unexpected action. At the conference, they refused all questions and only offered one statement.
We are revolutionizing Trials of Ahya, so that it may become a brand-new game, the likes of which this world has never seen.
Intrigued by this bold statement, the fans of Ahya Online bided their time, waiting to see what masterpiece the company would produce. They waited for months, a year, two years. No reports or updates came from the suspiciously quiet company as the decade came to a close. Eventually, people began to suspect that their project was too ambitious, and that their failed attempt to make a ground-breaking new game had bankrupt the company.
Then, just as everyone was prepared to give up on their wait and retire to other games, CyberGames changed their company name to Ahya Industries and released the new version of their game, Ahya Online. They released it without warning and put the game up for free. The launch of the game was accompanied only by a website, seemingly barren but for a Mature Rating, and a single question in bold font.
Do you have what it takes to forge your place in a new world?