Eight years, five months, three days, two hours, one minute and one second ago, an event occurred that changed the world as we know it. In the blink of an eye the screen of reality glitched, and the humans saw the lines of code that ran the world, saw the stats and numbers and tags that had been hidden from them for so long.
For the first time, mankind could access their character sheets, they could see their experience and life bars, and they realized how discrete the rules of reality really were. They realized they could game it, that it was a game.
The humans called it “The Phenomenon.” The glytches called it an opportunity. The world core called it her birthday. But for Keegan Wright, a nobody in his dead-end job, it was just another way to measure how much of a loser he really was. He had no clue that his world was about to change, just as drastically as the world around him had.
What is Beta Key?
Beta Key is a new book by Malcolm Hemmings, author of Twisted Cogs and Orbital Academy. Set in our world-turned-virtual-reality, it details the adventures of Keegan Wright and his journey from loser to hero. The estimated release date for Beta Key is mid-2016.
What if I want to read it while it’s being written?
I love letting my readers see my work as it unfolds!
The first three chapters of Beta Key are absolutely free to read and can be found by following the links at the top of the page.
If you would like to read the rest of Beta Key as it’s being written, and also to support the author and help fund things like editing and cover design, there are two easy methods you can use!
Read it on Patreon
To have access to the Beta Key on Patreon, simply
for at least 25¢ per update OR $1 per month.
Pay once for full access
If you prefer to make a one-time payment, you can
of at least $7
With either method, you’ll be added to an email list and given access to every chapter of Beta Key written so far, as well as new chapters as they come out. Upon completion, all users on the email list will also receive a free copy of the Beta Key eBook as thanks for their support.
If you want to read all of Beta Key in one go and are patient, there’s a third option available to you:
Read it as an eBook
Beta Key is scheduled for release in mid-2016. If you love Beta Key but can be patient, you can purchase the completed book when it comes out! Be sure to keep an eye on this space for news of its release!