Two tech geeks go on a quest for the ultimate piece of technology in a Lord of the Rings for the Google Generation.
Max and Percy, the unlikely heroes in our story, are tech geeks through and through. As best friends since school they spend all of their spare time, and much of their work time, involved in a modern day treasure hunting game called Geocaching, in which participants use GPS to hide and seek containers that are hidden across the globe.
Percy is an awkward IT man, he works in a computer store, and thinks he knows everything, with character traits based on a Windows PC. Max is a hipster-geek-apple-fanboy who worships everything Apple do and has many of the characteristics of the brand he models his life by. He claims to be a blogger but really he is on the dole.
Their best friend, Linux, died in a mysterious geocaching incident and the guys discover why when they are visited by an enigmatic ‘technological God’ (whose character is modelled on Steve Jobs). He tells them about a piece of dangerously powerful technology that was created in the early 1980s. This piece of technology is so powerful, and dangerous, that he had to hide it from the human race back in 1983.
The problem is, that since that time, a few other ‘evil’ companies (modelled on Google, Facebook etc), with their hearts set on technological domination and power, have rediscovered the secret and want to find it so that they can use it to take over the world. As the chosen ones, Max and Percy must stop them by going on a modern day treasure hunt- that spans two continents- to find a series of hidden objects that will unlock the code to the greatest piece of technology the world has ever known.