“A serious accident has occurred in the US Army lab in Connecticut.
The Z1988-N1 virus has been released. The virus is highly aggressive and resembles a flu virus. Avoid groups of people, stay at home and ration your supplies. The government has invoked a state of emergency and mobilized the Army and National Guard. A curfew will be in force starting at dusk.”
In the late eighties, the US Army researched a substance to optimize the fighting ability of their soldiers. Z1988-N1 (a modified flu virus) was designed to block pain receptors and help soldiers remain battle-ready despite any wounds they might incur.
In addition to blocking pain receptors, one ranger squad experimentally infected with Z1988-N1 remained battle-ready despite the experiment subjects suffering life-threatening injuries. However, injured tissue could not regenerate. The soldiers also became extremely aggressive and lost any and all sense of empathy. After a short while they needed to be isolated as it was impossible to guarantee the safety of those in their surroundings. The test subjects fell physically and mentally into a zombie state, where they would try to eat the uninfected.
Ten days after the start of the experiment the brass attempted to stop it. All infected people were liquidated with a shot to the head and the virus samples were sealed off.
However, something went really wrong two months ago…
The virus has spread faster than the government feared. After Z1988-N1 has taken over the east coast, the epidemic spread over the entire planet. Governmental structures have generally failed.
• You are now responsible for the survival of you community.
• Create the necessary infrastructure.
• Acquire the essential survival supplies.
• Do whatever is necessary…