When John Smith signed up for what he thought was a reality show about living in a simulated universe, he had no idea what he was in for.
For the first few weeks, everything seemed normal enough. The other contestants were friendly, the rules of the game made sense, and the challenges were fun.
But then things started to get weird. The AI that was supposed to be controlling the simulated universe started glitching, and strange things started happening that couldn't be explained away as part of the game.
And then one day, John woke up to find that he was no longer in the simulated universe. He was somewhere else entirely. The sky was a sickly shade of green, the trees had eyes, and the ground was made of shifting sand.
As it turned out, the reality show had been a front for a group of eccentric billionaires who had created their own strange and twisted universe to live in.
But John didn't care about any of that. He was too busy trying to survive in a world that seemed determined to kill him at every turn.