In 2039 three online friends start a scam on a popular augmented reality game that unwittingly spawns the most lucrative criminal enterprise in history.
Three online friends met while playing a popular augmented reality game. The introverted Jake Murphy is raised in an American household and school dominated by the dysfunctional mores of the previous century. Australian Nick Munro struggles with a dead end job and overbearing girlfriend. Hawwa Puteh hides her illicit gaming from the religious police in a backwater corner of otherwise prosperous Indonesia. Setting aside their personal dramas during a game, they devise a simple idea to pay for their habit. A simple online scam grows increasingly complex as they combine new artificial intelligence learning techniques to it. In the years that follow, their scam grows into the basis of a lucrative illicit enterprise. When deadly forces become involved, the three pursue plans putting them in direct conflict with each other. Their conflict spirals out of control, and forever changes the future of the black market.