The story surrounds a business man surviving in New York after a disease has struck the city and the country. The disease itself was hidden within the flu virus and so when a pandemic struck the US, it was unleashed. The disease can only be seen 8 days or so after the initial contact/ infection. The disease makes people paranoid and as days go on, the paranoia becomes greater. To the point where the person doesn't trust anyone, and thinks everyone is trying to kill them. The paranoid can use weapons and know when someone else is paranoid...however, sometimes paranoid do kill each other.
Your character is immune at this point, but strains of the virus will become aparant later in the game. You will meet people along the way, who will potentially get the virus, but you never know who has it and so plays with the story and trusting others. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opL4dbn7aZY&feature=player_detailpage#t=3s
Edited by rob_otics, 19 March 2012 - 02:15 PM.