Set in a dystrophic 2154, a group of high school graduates have failed to find jobs. The government ships them off to a designated area where they will get minimal food and money but have to scrounge for anything like a mattress. The unemployed have no rights (ex can't ride subway) and are looked down on by the working class as a drain on their taxes. Banding together for protection against criminals they settle down into a boring existence. Then they hear rumors about The Game, a mysterious proposal that is by invitation only. They come home one day to find their invitations and their lives are never the same.