By Joe Williams
Meet the Person You've Become
"I’m YOU from the future and I’m dying. You can save me. You can save us." With vast games and cross platform potential, Raiders will be a creative platform where all can share their hopes, fears and aspirations for the future.
A student is found unconscious, with amnesia and bizarre marks
on his neck. Zak Tyler, a boy who sees 'Danger Keep Out' signs as
an invitation, is prime suspect. His sister Jade, obsessed with the
undead, speculates in her blog that it's the work of vampires. The
strange attacks continue across the city. Always on young
Zak only discovers the truth when he is visited by himself.
Himself from the future. Zak aged 110. Due to plastic surgery and
bio-technology, he looks 20. Future Zak is no longer a rebel, he's
a special agent: virtually a policeman. He tells Zak the truth: the
attacks are from 'Raiders', citizens from the future travelling
back in time to extract stem cells from their teenage selves in
order to extend their lives further. Crucially, only the young can
be raided around the alterations of puberty.
In the future, Time travel and Raiding are forbidden. Every time
Raiders extract the cells they risk killing themselves, but they'll
die in the future without them, so it's a risk they take.
Future-Zak believes someone must stop the 'Raiders' before they
kill someone or change the future with unpredictable consequences.
He's come back to convince Zak to help.
When Zak tells his friends, they think he's gone mad. Then they
too start to encounter their future selves... Now they all have to
believe in Raiders. And work out how to stop them.