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What is The Outbreak?

The Outbreak is an apocalyptic horror kinetic novel series (a type of visual novel where the player does not interact with the story) about a recovering heroin addict and a medical student who fight to survive after a deadly virus is unleashed in New York City.

Who created the series?

The creator of the series is Skyler Newman, featuring music by Kevin MacLeod, and it was primarily inspired by the film 28 Days Later and The Walking Dead comic book series.

What platforms is it available on?

It’s available to download for free on PC, Mac, Linux, and Android.

What chapters are currently available?

The Outbreak: Day Zero is the first chapter of the story, The Outbreak: First Light is the second chapter, and the upcoming third segment, The Outbreak: Quarantine, is currently in production and is scheduled for release in 2015.

How much do the chapters cost, and where can I download them?

All of the chapters can be downloaded for free on the Chapters page, as well as in global marketplaces, such as Google Play and Amazon.

When will the next chapter be released?

Each release is announced in the News section of this website.

What tools are used to develop the series?

Ren’Py is used to create the applications, Audacity for sound editing, Photoshop for image editing, and the 3D photography featured in First Light (and in subsequent chapters) is created with Garry’s Mod.