The basic idea is this: You’re stuck on a cruise ship and forced to play a game of hunt and kill for the enjoyment of a maniacal mastermind. You’re assigned an identity in the game and each round you get a quarry (ie target). You have a limited number of time to hunt down this quarry and kill them using a weapon found on the ship like a shaving razor, a fire axe, or the flare gun found on the pool deck. You must also avoid the player who is hunting you!
Another twist is that you can’t just kill your quarry as soon as you see them. You have to do it discretely, so no killing in front of a guard or a security camera. Otherwise, you’ll be arrested and locked up.
So you ask, “What’s to stop me from just hanging out by the security guard the whole time?” The game includes a number of needs that have to be fulfilled like eating, drinking, entertainment, showering, pooping, peeing, etc. You also have to sleep, in which your screen goes black for about 15 seconds leaving you completely vulnerable.
If all that isn’t brilliant enough, there are items found around the ship that can help satisfy your needs. Books are lying around all over the place for entertainment, energy drinks are available for the tired, and using deodorant can delay the need for that shower. My jaw dropped when I first discovered you can find and use a colostomy bag and a catheter to keep you from having to actually go into the restroom alone. Sometimes you even find these items in the trash!