Once we established a permanent settlement on Mars, an epic initiative to colonize began. Millions flocked to the red planet with promises of a better life from enormous corporations.
A completely new type of global government was created. It strived to build a society that would embrace technology, efficiency, and responsibility. It was decided that infrastructure like public access terminals would secure this.
A new information age was spawned.
Several organizations began to grow exponentially as the need for oxygen expanded alongside the population. By blackmailing the Government with their monopoly, they quickly gained control.
Corruption and greed spread like wildfire as freedoms were stripped. A false sense of complacency injected by the media took root. Worker's conditions declined at a pace never seen before.
On a brisk winter morning, news surfaced that Noxis, the largest corporation on the planet, had suffered from a catastrophic system hack.
Fraudulent deals and horribly criminal plans were revealed. The company barely survived when the populace learned of the leaked data. Noxis demanded government response, and deadly orbital satellites devastated suspected civilian hackers.
It became clear overnight that information was the most important asset of organizations as well as the Government.
Corporations became apprehensive as they noticed the growing power of the Government and other competing organizations. Fearful for their own existence, they began searching for agents to protect their interests and secrets.
Many companies took an offensive approach, hunting for the smartest and brightest individuals who could steal and infiltrate technical systems. Others seeked strength, devotion, or seclusion.
No price was too great.
Mars has almost reached the melting point of instability. Collections of underground computer hackers have emerged.
You are one such hacker, bent on revenge and justice, trying to bring about change. Competing agents, out to make a name for themselves or representing different agencies, will slow you down, profit off your hard work, and even attempt to kill you.
Working alone, or in covert teams, with a host of technology on your side, you will overcome these challenges, collecting data that will one day open the eyes of the planet and expose the lies of those in power.