Game World

Game World

A Novel

Paperback - 2013
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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 has just lost her job and their apartment. Dylan's one chance to help his family is the only thing he's good at: video games. The multibillion-dollar company Mee Corp has announced a televised tournament to find the Game-Changers: the 44 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.
Publisher: New York, NY. : Akashic Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781617751974
1617751979
Branch Call Number: Fiction Farley Pbk CHILD
Characteristics: 283 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Im, Yongjin

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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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