The Gam3:

The Earth is changing. The alien invasion brought social upheaval, advanced technology, and an armada of peacekeeping robots. But Alan, a college student pursuing a now-useless degree, cares little about all of this. He has only one thing on his mind: the Game.

A fully immersive virtual reality, the Game appears to be a major part of the invading civilization. Alan can’t wait to play, recklessly diving into the digital universe. Soon though, Alan realizes the Game is anything but simple, and the stakes are higher than he ever imagined.

The Author:

Written by Ephemerality a.k.a. Cosimo Yap a.k.a. Alan. The author is an avid devourer of games, books, web fiction, manga, TV and anime, with far too many dreams. The Gam3 can also be found on RoyalRoadl and Amazon.

Updated biweekly sometime near Monday and Friday. Probably. Bonus chapters unlocked with Patreon support.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/perenniality314

Email: ephemerality314@gmail.com.

18 comments on “About

  1. Scott says:

    Just bought the first book to support! Thanks for the story!


  2. miles kitchen says:

    I love this Web novel


  3. bahlmung says:

    Love the story, Bought the book and will be waiting impatiently to buy the rest. Can’t wait to see if some of Earth’s special forces will play a role in this war and if so how. Thank you for this story!


  4. Anonymous says:

    I love your work!!!


  5. Anonymous says:

    I started this when it wasn’t with a number named followed. Then I stopped. Now I back. Only the many many knowings don’t remember.


  6. Nosenada says:

    Just want to say, this reminds me of the matrix, but in reverse and on a galactic scale.


  7. LAN-f34r says:

    Loving your work so far!


  8. Anon says:

    I love the writing style, it’s very fluid and readable. Borrowing heavily from anime (protagonist with a “must get stronger” mindset, powers that keep unfolding and becoming more impressive, etc) is a very nice touch, which is usually executed poorly but you managed to nail. I a mild issue with how long it’s taken until side-characters started getting slightly more fleshed out, but that is obviously starting to get remedied, and doesn’t matter much when the world building has a definite flair to make it a non-issue for large parts. It is kind of ridiculous how much the character is the stereotype of the basement dweller gamer – obsessively min-maxing, lacking social skills, no sex drive, no friends, no love interest, et cetera… but this just adds space for him to grow, and is part of the naive YA vibe the story has so far, and avoids the downfall of many such stories (badly written inorganic romance plots where the lead ends up with the first available member of the opposite sex).


  9. SamKnowles says:

    Love this book so far. Unfortunately I am a teen with 0 dollars so i can’t buy the book I am sorry


  10. 147 says:

    Just wanted to note that the hyperlinks to Royalroad, Amazon and your Patreon are really hard to distinguish from normal text.

    P.S. Are you trying to kill yourself with those Patreon goals?

    How about commissioning some awesome artwork? I always felt it’s a shame that great works don’t abuse the many amazing artists on sites like Deviantart, Artstation, etc. who create tons of fantasy pieces.


  11. Is there a forum, reddit, or similar community location for discussing the story Ephemerality? I haven’t found one, and am pretty surprised that there’s not a TvTropes page for the story yet.


  12. Ben Moore says:

    I’d love an RSS or email update when you post a new chapter.. I’ve devoured the first 4 arcs, and am looking forward to seeing where you go in 5


  13. thejogy says:

    Can you allready say when the second book will be available on amazon?

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Drew says:

    Loved the first book, finished it in a day. Eagerly awaiting the next one. Any plans on audiobook versions?


  15. Bobo says:

    Hey, I can’t wait for book two to release. I stumbled on book 1 a few months ago on Amazon, and have read though it 3 times now. I was about to start again, but decided to check status updates. I haven’t read anything on the site. I don’t think I could take reading a chapter or two at a time! It might kill me!

    Honestly, I’ve always been an avid reader, but it was only about a year ago that I began reading the litrpg category. I thoroughly enjoy the category, but I have to say that The Gam3 is extremely well organized, thought out, with a ton of potential. I would ask if you intend to write a side book about one of the other characters from book one in the “main” group, but I’ll wait to see what book two holds!

    It really is one of the best books I’ve read that falls into the litrpg category. Great work!


  16. Elliot Chandler says:

    This book is amazing. I cant wait for the sequel. Just listened to it on Audible. AMAZING!


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