Game World

Game World

A Novel

Book - 2014
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Dylan Rudee's life is an epic fail. He's bullied at school and the aunt who has raised him since he was orphaned as a child just lost her job and their apartment. Dylan's one chance to help his family is the only thing hes good at, video games. The multibillion dollar company Mee Corporation has announced a televised tournament to find the Game Changers: the forty four kids who are the best in the world at playing Xamaica, a role playing fantasy game that's sweeping the planet. If Dylan can win the top prize, he just might be able to change his life. It turns out that Dylan is the greatest gamer anyone has ever seen, and his skills unlock a real life fantasy world inside the game. Now actual monsters are trying to kill him, and he is swept up into an adventure along with his too tall genius sister Emma, his hacker best friend Eli, and Ines Mee, the privileged daughter of Mee Corporations mysterious CEO and chief inventor. Along the way they encounter Nestuh, a giant spider who can spin a story but not a web, Baron Zonip, a hummingbird king who rules a wildly wealthy treetop kingdom; and an enchantress named Nanni who, with her shadow army, may be bent on conquering Xamaica and stealing its magic. In order to save his sister and his friends, Dylan must solve a dangerous mystery in three days and uncover secrets about Xamaica, his family, and himself. But will he discover his hidden powers before two worlds, Xamaica and Earth are completely destroyed?
Publisher: New York, NY : Black Sheep, 2014
ISBN: 9781617753053
161775305X
9781617751974
Branch Call Number: J FARLEY
Characteristics: 283 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Im, Yongjin
Alternative Title: Gameworld

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blue_eagle_1487 Jun 13, 2015

Gameworld is a great book about a video game called Xamacia. In it, there is a kid named Dylan Rudee. He is a complete fail at everything but a video game called Xamacia. The rich company Mee Corp. is looking for the 44 "Game Changers", the 44 best players at Xamacia, to participate in a tournament. Dylan and his best friend, Eli, (who is a hacker) teamed up against everybody else and won the tournament. They meet Mee Corp.'s CEO's daughter, Ines, and learn that the prize for the tournament was adventure. Then, Dylan's sister, Emma disappeared into Xamacia in a whirlpool. The three kids are all looking for different things. Dylan is looking for his sister, Eli is looking for Nanni's book, which grants the owner wealth, and Ines is looking for the Root of Xamacia, which could cure her sick father.

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