Robert Cobb's dream was to create a parallel world that would serve as an uncorrupted utopia. But as his creations developed, he noticed that they no longer blindly followed his orders: they seemed to have a mind of their own! Robert Cobb created a virtual life! He was happy but at the same time afraid: what if one day his own creations were to turn against him? In secret, he started to develop four destructor programs that could totally annihilate and reboot the virtual world. Hoping that this fateful day would never come, he shut them up in a labyrinth on the edges of the world. The labyrinth was known as...the Maze!