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Welcome to the only solo heist RPG where you play not as gem-stealing thief but as the stolen gem itself!  You aren’t just any ordinary jewel, though - you have the Shimmer; an ancient magic belonging to all precious things that are made with craftsmanship and care. You’ve spent most of your life being passed around from vaults to treasure chests to castles and more - and you have hated every second of it.  But it is perhaps The Bartleby that you hate the most.  

As the very first museum that does not hide its distaste for anything lower than the uppermost class,  the Bartleby exists to cater to the whimsies of its ultra-rich patrons.  Each installation is a fully-immersive world all its own, with priceless artifacts drawn from all over the world - often without permission from the people who made them!  You are one such artifact, tucked away in a highly guarded exhibit on the 7th floor.  You have spent too long suffering the gawking and guffawing of the pestilent rich, but today is different - today you break free.  

Your adventure will begin the moment you are pulled from your prison by a hapless thief, who is now bonded to you through your magic.  You will need to imbue them with your awesome power to overcome OASIS - a merciless AI security system that sees not by infrared or heat-vision, but by “wealth vision.”  Adjusting its protocols according to the net worth of those within, your penniless thief was able to steal you without even being detected.  But now that you are in their hands, their holdings just went from zero to roughly $26 million.  OASIS has noticed and will stop at nothing to prevent your escape.  You will need to use your Shimmer powers, as well as that of the other captured treasures there to make your way out.  This might be your last chance to see the world beyond the glass case!

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March 10, 2024
This title was added to our catalog on April 01, 2024.
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