It's the year 203X...

The field of electronics has advanced considerably in the past decade. Powerful handhelds called Omnimeters allow even the most amateur tinkerers to access entire libraries of open-source software, combined with advanced diagnostics at the push of a button.

The resulting tech boom has flooded the world with a large number of unremarkable robots programmed to perform menial tasks. However, a human-level AI (artificial intelligence) is still many years away from being a reality.

Or so they said…

These are the journals of Sparky Sands, an eccentric fire alarm technician with a wild imagination. In his subterranean workshop, he created Yumi, the world’s first human-level AI (artificial intelligence), to seamlessly integrate an increasingly complex web of building control technologies.

The singularity we’ve been waiting for is finally here. But it’s not all rose-colored strobe lenses…

Welcome to Hazard City, a rust belt metropolis in eastern Pennsylvania, where the fire alarm systems are practically falling apart. Ground faults, misplaced resistors, and shoddy wiring are all too common here.

To make matters worse, a mysterious cabal of criminals appears to be using this to their advantage to cause chaos and mayhem. Whatever their motive, they must be stopped, and who better to do that than the equally mysterious Inspector Sands?

Now, without further ado (as the fire alarm geeks are so fond of saying)…