By Cory Doctorow
At any hour of the day or evening, hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world are engrossed in multiplayer on-line video games, questing and combating to win digital "gold," jewels, and beneficial artifacts. in the meantime, others search to use this great shadow economic climate, operating digital sweatshops within the world's poorest nations, the place numerous "gold farmers," guaranteed to their paintings by means of abusive contracts and actual threats, harvest digital treasure for his or her employers to promote to First international avid gamers who're prepared to spend actual cash to pass directly to higher-level gameplay.
Mala is a superb 15-year-old from rural India whose management abilities in digital strive against have earned her the name of "General Robotwalla." In Shenzen, middle of China's business increase, Matthew is defying his former bosses to construct his personal profitable gold-farming workforce. Leonard, who calls himself Wei-Dong, lives in Southern California, yet spends his nights struggling with digital battles along his neighbors in Asia, a global away. All of those children, and extra, becomes entangled with the mysterious younger lady known as mammoth Sister Nor, who will use her event, her wisdom of heritage, and her connections with real-world organizers to construct them right into a move which can problem the prestige quo.
The ruthless forces arrayed opposed to them are keen to take advantage of any capability to guard their power—including blackmail, extortion, infiltration, violence, or even homicide. to outlive, huge Sister's humans needs to out-think the procedure. it will make them devise a plan to crash the economic system of each digital global at once—a Ponzi scheme mixed with an excellent hack that finally ends up being the most important, funnest online game of all.
Imbued with an identical full of life, subversive spirit and exciting storytelling that made LITTLE BROTHER a world sensation, FOR THE WIN is a prophetic and encouraging call-to-arms for a brand new iteration