By Choice of Games LLC


What doesn't kill you...kills someone else, and leads you down an ethical rabbit hole. In the near future, paying customers can rent the virtual experiences of other individuals. These feeders sublet their own our bodies, on the risk of their own lives, in order that clients can safely get pleasure from excessive, potentially self-destructive vices, like binge eating, cliff diving, or worse.

Rent-a-Vice is a one hundred fifty,000-word interactive cyberpunk-noir thriller novel, and 2018 Nebula Award for Game Writing Finalist, by Natalia Theodoridou, the place your choices management the story. It's completely text-based—without graphics or sound effects—and fueled by the vast, unstoppable power of your imagination.

You're a non-public investigator with a bad behavior, an ex, and mountains of debt--troubles so deep that you stand to lose custody of your child. When a mysterious client asks in your assist finding their lacking lover in the seamy world of virtual experience, it is up to you to gather evidence, expertise the technology for your self, and solve the case.

Delve into the darkest corners of the clandestine Rent-a-Vice trade. If you consider the etho-politicians, VE compromises the well-being of society, and normalizes vice and dysfunction. But what are customers after? Is it entertainment, or something deeper? And is there anything in it for the feeders, aside from profit?

As for you, will you resist your own vices, or go all in?

• Play as male, feminine, or non-binary; homosexual, straight, or bisexual.

• Fight or embrace your personal demons, wrestle against the equipment of power, and discover friendship in unlikely places.

• Save these in bother or extort them for your silence, or go rogue and burn the entire trade to the ground.

• Expose corruption or exploit it for your gain.

• Test your abilities as a PI while you share other people's experiences of life and death.

• Trade favors to retain custody of your child; reunite together with your ex, or discover romance with someone new.

• Become a champion for the marginalized, usher in a new moral commonplace, or step on corpses to climb to the top.

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