On his birthday of all days, 13 year old Divi Rogallo gains unspeakable powers through the power of level jumping after slaying a gargantuan, dozen-headed Terrabird already bloodied and weakened by the army that failed to kill it, making him a person of interest for mercenary leader Clip Sharinggen. In The Kill Stealer: An Adventure Loosely Based on the Quantified Self Movement, Dominguez thematizes the quantification systems that exist in video games and brings them to life in fiction. He artfully demonstrates the pervasiveness of these systems in the everyday lives of the characters. Kill Stealer is in the same genre and is similar to Sword Art Online, Accel World, Log Horizon, Btooom!, the Dot Hack/ .Hack and Hack GU series, and other genres containing MMORPG themes. Those who enjoyed these series may also enjoy Kill Stealer.aA fire cougar had confronted me along the path and lunged forward to bite me. It bit me ... aThe cougar pounced back and kept its distance from me. ... I had leveled up and it had healed my wounds and reset my HP to a higher maximum value.
|Title||:||The Kill Stealer: An Adventure Loosely Based on the Quantified Self Movement|
|Author||:||Dean Paul Dominguez|
|Publisher||:||Lulu Press, Inc - 2014-03-12|