The underwater world of Subaeria is controlled by the totalitarian regime of President Dorf, whose policies have created a world that is deeply divided amongst the haves and have-nots. The lower members of Subaeria’s socio-economic ladder are caged away in the Factory where they work away most of the day. What time they’re not creating foodpills or medpills for the upper echelon a large portion of the working class engage in using exPods -a virtual reality type device – as a means of escapism from their dreary reality. Simulators for the exPods are not cheap, however, and so hacking is a rampant issue. President Dorf’s tough on crime stance extends its zero tolerance policy all the way down to this minor crime.