After failing to successfully colonize the closest planets, the United States, China, and Russia all turn their attentions to the new planet LHS 1140 b.
Cryogenic freezing is incomplete, the body is frozen while the mind slowly turns to mush.
As a solution, the United States forces 100 million 'volunteers' to upload their minds to the Artificial Neural Kinesthetic Habitat (ANKH) servers.
Servers that will recreate the consciousness to one of five different starting planets, so long as they can make their way out of the starting area.
Everyone is given seven lives to get enough points to be chosen for resurrection on the new planet.
The game is rigged.
The rich have purchased improved starting locations, abilities, and additional lives.
There is a chance, sell your starting lives for starting powers and abilities. The more starting lives traded, the greater the rewards offered.
The only problem? Powers earned in this manner will no transfer upon death, unless you are rich.
Who will live?
Will anyone survive the trip to the new world?