More than anything, Alice wants to escape reality. Facing another summer in country England by herself (the humanoid house maid does not count as company), is a daunting prospect. Alice's goal is to become an Alpha - a revered virtual reality game testing position in the future - but her applications are continually rejected. When an unusual opportunity presents itself, a desperate Alice throws herself into this virtual world. However, she discovers a new kind of reality - a dangerous reality, from which she may never escape.