3 episodes

Set in the near future, A BETTER PARADISE tells the story of the ill-fated development of an ambitious but addictive digital game-world project led by inventor and psychologist, Dr. Mark Tyburn. 

As the advanced software they developed began delivering unexpected and disturbing results, the team fell apart under strange circumstances and the project was abandoned. The game world and the super-intelligence within were discarded, left dormant and undiscovered. Until now.  

A BETTER PARADISE is an expansive new universe created by Absurd Ventures, the new company founded by storytellers behind Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. 

Experience this terrifying new world via the 12-episode original audio fiction series, A BETTER PARADISE Volume One: An Aftermath starring Andrew Lincoln, Shamier Anderson, Paterson Joseph, Rain Spencer and more.

Coming June 10th 2024. 

Produced by Absurd Ventures in partnership with QCODE Media.

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A Better Paradise Absurd Ventures

    • Fiction
    • 3.8 • 74 Ratings

Set in the near future, A BETTER PARADISE tells the story of the ill-fated development of an ambitious but addictive digital game-world project led by inventor and psychologist, Dr. Mark Tyburn. 

As the advanced software they developed began delivering unexpected and disturbing results, the team fell apart under strange circumstances and the project was abandoned. The game world and the super-intelligence within were discarded, left dormant and undiscovered. Until now.  

A BETTER PARADISE is an expansive new universe created by Absurd Ventures, the new company founded by storytellers behind Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. 

Experience this terrifying new world via the 12-episode original audio fiction series, A BETTER PARADISE Volume One: An Aftermath starring Andrew Lincoln, Shamier Anderson, Paterson Joseph, Rain Spencer and more.

Coming June 10th 2024. 

Produced by Absurd Ventures in partnership with QCODE Media.

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To Learn More, visit and follow: www.abetterparadise.com
On Twitter @AbsurdVentures | @qcodemedia
On Instagram @absurd.ventures | @qcodemedia 
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    Episode 1: Something Is Playing a Game with Me

    Episode 1: Something Is Playing a Game with Me

    Trying to survive in a world crumbling under its own technological advancements, former Tyburn Industria marketing executive Kurt Fischer reflects on his optimistic first days at the forward-thinking startup that he joined a decade ago. Kurt tells the origins of the ill-fated, ambitious but addictive game-world project that just might have destroyed the world…

    This episode contains mature content and graphic language.

    Created and written by Dan Houser. Directed by Lazlow. From Absurd Ventures and QCODE.
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    • 47 min
    Episode 2: Everyone Tries to Escape from Paradise

    Episode 2: Everyone Tries to Escape from Paradise

    Mark Tyburn explains his visionary ambitions for his advanced open world game project, Daisy’s Ark; CSA investigator Maria Cortez attempts to extract information from an imprisoned Russian hacker, Yaroslav Lukina…

    This episode contains mature content and graphic language.

    Created and written by Dan Houser. Directed by Lazlow. From Absurd Ventures and QCODE.

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    • 46 min
    A Better Paradise | Trailer

    A Better Paradise | Trailer

    Set in the near future, A BETTER PARADISE tells the story of the ill-fated development of an ambitious but addictive digital game-world project led by inventor and psychologist, Dr. Mark Tyburn. 

    As the advanced software they developed began delivering unexpected and disturbing results, the team fell apart under strange circumstances and the project was abandoned. The game world and the super-intelligence within were discarded, left dormant and undiscovered. Until now.  

    A BETTER PARADISE is an expansive new universe created by Absurd Ventures, the new company founded by storytellers behind Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto. 

    Experience this terrifying new world via the 12-episode original audio fiction series, A BETTER PARADISE Volume One: An Aftermath starring Andrew Lincoln, Shamier Anderson, Paterson Joseph, Rain Spencer and more.

    Produced by Absurd Ventures in partnership with QCODE Media.

    ~~~
    To Learn More, visit and follow: www.abetterparadise.com
    On Twitter @AbsurdVentures | @qcodemedia
    On Instagram @absurd.ventures | @qcodemedia 
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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

morriswein ,

Dark but cool

Very depressing, but if you’re into tech, video-games, intrigued and/or terrified of AI, this is awesome. Can’t wait to see what this new team builds.

Nick McNulty ,

Half of a potentially great show

After hearing the fantastic trailer, I listened to the first two episodes. The subject matter seems a little zeitgeist-y, covering the fear of a potentially malevolent AI, but the audio quality and sound design pulled me in. However, the show is predominantly long, rambling monologues from the character Kurt. These are the angry and slightly off musings of a paranoid tech developer. It’s a difficult listen. The performance is both overacted as well as stiff line reading off the page. Andrew Lincoln (first billed in the credits) shows up for only a few minutes each episode.

But then you get to the second narrator and there is so much potential there. Paterson Joseph’s character is cynical, objective, and darkly comedic. Had he not shown up, I would have unsubscribed. I’ll keep listening to see where that character takes me.

Ryabrator ,

Terrible Writing

I had to turn it off halfway through the first episode when it became obvious that even the voice actor was bored with the banal writing. It honestly sounds like something written by a middle school student who only has a superficial understanding of technology.

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