Able Participant Two, the extremely expected sequel to Ernest Cline’s international best-selling guide Able Participant One, debuts within the U.S. and U.Ok. on November 24. In a partnership, Roblox is launching a themed treasure hunt with seven user-generated video games in accordance with the guide within the Roblox platform.
It’s yet one more instance of the plans to carry concerning the metaverse (or within the atmosphere of Able Participant One, the Oasis), the universe of digital worlds which can be all interconnected, like in novels similar to Snow Crash and Cline’s guide. Roblox CEO Dave Baszucki will discuss on the GamesBeat Summit: Into the Metaverse match on January 27.
The collaboration must generate numerous consideration, because the science fiction guide could be the most important fiction guide of 2020. And it comes simply after Roblox disclosed its submitting for an preliminary public providing at the inventory marketplace that might price the user-generated sport corporate at $eight billion.
The ones gamers who whole the treasure hunt shall be awarded digital items designed in particular for the Able Participant Two and Roblox match.
The development will function a digital Q&A with Cline and Baszucki. The Q&A will circulate within the Able Participant Two Tournament starting December 1 at 10 a.m. Pacific.
The Q&A will come with clues for navigating the treasure hunt. Along with the Q&A, customers can in finding clues by way of studying Able Participant Two upfront of the development’s December 1 get started.
The Able Participant Two and Roblox match is open to the worldwide Roblox group of greater than 150 million customers. In 2018, Roblox and Warner Bros. collaborated on an match across the free up of Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster adaptation of Able Participant One, and over 13 million other folks actively engaged with the development at the Roblox platform.
Baszucki stated in a remark that it’s truthful to mention this match goes to be even larger. The Able Participant Two Tournament area in Roblox is formally open for enthusiasts to hang around in anticipation of the development’s get started, and over 1,000,000 Roblox customers visited the distance within the first 24 hours. Unfastened Able Participant Two-themed products is to be had to all those that discuss with the distance for a restricted time.
Cline stated in a remark, “Roblox is the nearest factor to the Oasis in actual existence, and this contest is the nearest factor to the treasure hunt in my guide.”
The unique name got here out in 2011, and it imagined a near-future the place the sector persevered a virus and used to be in a serious financial melancholy, leaving humanity to flee an inhospitable actual global for the protection of a digital one. (Sure, the pandemic phase feels acquainted.) The prescient novel spent greater than 100 weeks at the New York Instances bestseller listing, and Steven Spielberg made a film in accordance with it.
In Able Participant Two, Cline takes readers on a brand new journey thru his digital universe, the Oasis.