Twelve unwilling participants, upon entering the Persephone System, are abducted from their ships and teleported to a waiting room. From there they are brought into a large arena with a small central area, six large and hostile biomes around it, and an eighth area seemingly, inaccessibly, floating above.
All participants start equidistant from the center of the arena where some starting eqiuipment, food, and weapons are laid out. After this players can only get what they can take from others, string together from the environment, or are sent by sponsors from the audience.
There is no time limit. In order to win, a player must be the last person still alive in the arena. There are no rules set about how to go about becoming that person; murder is, however, encouraged.
The participants are promised that the best of technologically advanced medical care will be applied in an attempt to revive them after they are killed in the competition - should their aggressor not finish them off too thoroughly.
The winner is promised an artifact of Persephone technology with the last two to go down being promised monetary rewards (possibly awarded posthumously).
- David Cooper
- Salvatore "Stacks" Rizzetti
- Victoria (shy, scared, but surprisingly adept with bladed weapons; synthetic mind (VI or AI); joined the party's team on Stacks' request) (proceeded to back stab the group what a b***h)
- Tori (fought the party in the tundra biome; was teleported by death protection (presumably to rocky biome))
- Merrick (nickname "Asshole"; taunted the party in the waiting room; initially ran into the rocky biome)
- Jake (nickname "Punk"; hit by orbital laser and later killed by S.A.A.N.D.E.E.P in the jungle)
- Ivan (Gruff looking man with a scar over one eye; initially ran into the urban biome)
- Tasha (Dark skin, combat enhancements; initially ran into the fire biome)
- Silverfang (Japanese, waxed beard; initially ran into the ice plains biome) Killed in a "honorable" duel with Stacks
- Iro (Guy with weird blue hood; initially ran into the ice plains biome)
Like in the actual Hunger Games, sponsors may send the participants a selection of items. The options range from simple tools and rations to advanced weapons and armor, as well as some effects like teleportation or orbital lasers.
This was implemented by allowing viewers watching the stream to pick from a list of items in exchange for donations to the British Red Cross Manchester fund - helping the victims of the recent attack.
The following donations were made during Episode 3, influencing the game:
|Pwnyou7||$10||Stacks||Crude Pistol + 3 Shots|
|smeick||$25||Victoria||Revolver + 3 Shots||LET THE GAMES BEGIN!|
|Condorito_somestuff||$25||Cooper||Shotgun||Do eet for his dissertation. Do it for the lulz.|
|ChuiOdie||$50||S.A.A.N.D.E.E.P.||Combat Rifle + 12 Shots||KILLBOT, Let what must be done be done.|
|Condorito_somestuff||$10||Victoria||Crude Pistol + 3 Shots||Because it's funnier this way.|
|bytemarx||$10||S.A.N.D.E.E.P||3 Days of Rations|
|ChuiOdie||$20||2 Random Hostile NPCs||2 Medium Primitive Weapons||Gotta keep things interesting.|
|joefu3||$195||Stacks||Mag Rifle + 5 Shots, Combat Field Uniform, Medkit, 20 Rounds for Mag Rifle, 3 Days of Rations|
|Mio0akiyama||$50||Ulysses||Conversion Bow||Cuz y not|
|kenneth_87||$10||S.A.A.N.D.E.E.P.||Combat Knife||hey good idea about donating to the red cross.. and keep up the, as always, awesome show.|
|EvalMonkee||$50||Cooper||Combat Rifle + 12 Shots||You sure as hell are going to need it. Also tell Stacks to stay away from my mom.. not cool.|
|smeick||$20||Cooper||Crude Pistol + 3 Shots, 3 Days of Rations.|
|tom555j||$100||Tori||Rocket Launcher + 1 Rocket|
|TheUnspeakableh||$10||Stacks||3 Days of Rations in the form of a Pineapple Pizza|
|joefu3||$50||Ulysses||Combat Field Uniform|
|Ehbon||$25||Stacks||Warpaint Street Gear|
|tom555j||$100||Cooper, Stacks, Ulysses, SAANDEEP, Victoria, Jake, Merrick||Orbital Strike on the Middle.|
|deckard4||$25.62||S.A.A.N.D.E.E.P.||Advanced Medium Weapon (Drillspear)||If we get tips high enough can we have a musical stream?|
|joefu3||$25||Victoria||Medium Advanced Weapon (Vibroblade)|
|Pwnyou7||$10||Cooper||1 Type-A Powercell|
|tom555j||$200||Tori||Mag Rifle +5 Shots, Death proof|
|bytemarx||$100||S.A.A.N.D.E.E.P.||Teleport to the jungle biome|
|joefu3||$25||Ulysses||Medium Advanced Weapon (Electrowhip)|
|tom555j||$10||S.A.A.N.D.E.E.P.||3 Days of Rations||enjoy yourself|
|bytemarx||$25||Jake||Medium Advanced Weapon (Plasma Axe)||assuming hes the one in the jungle|
|Tnoin||$10||S.A.A.N.D.E.E.P.||3 Days of Rations||More Rations for Sandeep!|