Kingdom of Rust

In a world where emotion is currency and life is bound by an impenetrable wall, how far would you go to save not only the world, but yourself?

Origins

Ravaged by time and conflict, humanity surrounded themselves with an impenetrable Wall. The City exists on the edge of tomorrow where the choices of the past will come back to haunt them. All but enslaved, the people stir as the death toll rises. The device that measures and monetizes emotion is killing them. The Government denounces claims, lighting fire to a rebellion that crosses socioeconomic lines. Even those cast out of the City will join in to fight against an oppressive regime. As societal norms degrade, unrest begins to stir in the oppressed masses. With the City in turmoil, the Government searches for the secret of a dead woman’s legacy.

One young man is destined to help a girl bioengineered to save the world. With her power coveted by both sides, it’s a race against time to keep her safe and dig up the secrets of the past. They must find the answers before the ancient entity awakens. In a place where perfection is personified by emotional stability, who will persevere? Will Humanity rise or fall, as they have countless times before? Nothing is as it seems where secrets are truths, and truths are lies.

Elevator Pitch:

Built on monetized emotion and hidden behind a Wall, the City hovers on the brink of destruction.   Rebels and Government collide when unrest swells.  One girl escapes the ashes of betrayal to embrace her destiny.  The City’s fate hangs in the balance of her choices, while an ancient entity stirs.

Project Updates

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