The year is 2123. The fifth great depression has ended. Over half of the world is a little less than poor, or on the verge of being complete peasants. The world is plagued with wars once more. Lack of food, water, and space are at an all time high. Overpopulation has been with us for over one-hundred years, it has only now taken it's toll on humanity. The air that used to be fresh and clean is now a little more than pure pollution. The animals are against us, with new hybrids of household pets attacking their masters and leaving them for dead. We are alone. The white clouds that covered the sky are now everything but white. The stars that crisscrossed the sky are gone, and are left with a thick empty sheet of darkness. The trees are all gone and uprooted. Everyone is against us. We are suffering. When will it end? The government has issued a new Project. The Icarus Project.No one is safe from their wrath. They are taking in innocent teenagers and young adults to fight for their freedom. They lock them in a Labyrinth and force them to try to find a way out. Creatures of all shapes and sizes are against them, ready to kill and destroy anything between them and their next meal. One wrong move and you're done for. All of the participants are wearing collars around their necks, to make sure that no one is cheating. If we find that you are one of the cheaters, the collars will send a jolt through your body and instantly kill you. The goal of this game is to survive at all costs. Create alliances, destroy pacts, kill every thing in your way. As soon as you find yourself out of the Labyrinth, get off of the island as fast as possible. Your freedom will trigger many foes who will stop you. Freedom is the only prize. Trust no one, and no one will trust you. Good luck to you all. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Icarus Project was inspired by Battle Royale, The Hunger Games, and the myth that gave me most of the background for it: Icarus and Daedalus! As soon as I feel that I have enough submissions for the roleplay, I'll start the thread. But first, I need you guys to send me the characters for it! The backbone is right here. Name: Age: ( Between 15 - 20 ) Gender: Weapon: ( This can be anything from a kitchen knife to a shot-gun! Remember, stupid weapons are just as fun as powerful weapons ) Pack Number: ( Packs are what you are given before you try to find your way out of the Labyrinth. They are filled with your weapon, food, water, a map, and a compass. Use these things wisely. Or don't! You can steal other people's packs and weapons. The pack Numbers can range anything from 0 to 100, but please try to keep them as together as possible. It would be easier that way. ) Physical description: ( Photos are okay, but not recommended! A written description is always good to use. Volunteer or Victim?: ( Did your character volunteer for the project? Was your character forced to participate? ) Backstory: I'm looking forward to roleplaying with all of you!