Once a year around the time that thanksgiving would occur in the old United states of America. An opportunity is giving for the poorest members of society called the giving game. The poorest of the poor is interviewed and giving a chance of their lifetime ,but this comes at a great cost. Failure isn’t something that is looked down upon, as even in failure at least their families that they left behind will be taking care of for a couple years. Being accepted means that your household will have food for two years ,but winning means getting that family out of the slums.
The selected is taking to a mansion where they will stay and most likely spend their last days. People are selected for various reasons ,but the main one is will this person help drive ratings to the ones watching. Everything that happens in the house is shown live to society and people love watching for the blood, drama, and entertainment. There’s also a huge betting couture built around the giving game. Sometimes families will even wager against their own kin.
Society get their kicks from watching weather it’s the voyeurism they are after or the in-human way people tend to die. There’s something for everyone it seems and kids are taught at a young age to watch and to be groomed for their opportunity one day.
What tends to happen is a group of people will band together and create an early alliance with each other which is very dangerous to the ones working alone.