Wade Watts is a poor teen living with his ant in the stacks, a trailer park with the trailers stacked atop each other, a place for the poor. Wade only feels alive when he`s inside the OASIS, a popular online game that most of the world is obsessed with. Even with the basic headgear and gloves its almost like you are inside the game, and it gets even better for those with the money for specialized body suits. The creator of OASIS, James Halliday, told every one before he died that he had hidden an easter egg inside the game, an whomever finds it first will inherit his entire multi-billion dollar fortune. Wade is among the most dedicated hunters that label themselves as gunters. To find the egg they study the life of Halliday, especially his earlier days in the 80s. When Wade is the first to find the first clue thing takes a nasty turn when he discovers that people are willing to kill him in the real world to get it.