Rust is a great game. One that I have enjoyed immensely and have put countless hours into. I went even as far as hosting my own server. However, for such a great game it suffers from a minor flaw. It has no real lore, no backstory. I’m one of those gamers who happens to love reading into a games lore. I get immense pleasure from both playing the game and immersing myself in its varied lore.
I don’t know what the developers have planned in terms of lore but I took it upon myself to write a compelling (I think) and believable backstory that fits with the game we all know and love. So take a look below!
They called it Rust. No one knows where ground zero was though the first official cases came out of Syria. What we do know is that it moved fast and had no known cure. The infected quickly died in horrible agony. Their skin would turn reddish rust color and flake off, hence the name. It wiped out more than 75% of the world’s population in a matter of weeks. After shutting down borders and taking extreme measures to stop it, the disease was ultimately slowed and practically stopped. But this entered most of the world into a dark age.
Most countries were wiped out, their infrastructures obliterated. Others managed to keep some semblance of order by maintaining strict border regulations and offering little to no assistance to the outside world. One island, dubbed Rust Island, was home to an experimental nuclear facility that had a meltdown. This irradiated the whole island, some areas worse than others. However, it was discovered that the radiation halted and even reversed the effects of the Rust disease. This bestowed hope to those suffering from it.
With what little compassion they had left, some of the surviving countries decided to transport the infected to the island. Anyone infected and not too far gone were rounded up, had their clothes and possessions incinerated, and were transported to the island. Once there, they were unceremoniously dumped in the wild and left mostly to their own devices. To save face in the wake of a PR nightmare, surviving countries from around the world occasionally send out air supply drops to help the inhabitants survive in a harsh environment.
This is your story now. Will you bring order to the chaos or will you add fuel to the fire? How you proceed is entirely up to you.
I don’t know what their plans were considering a story but I relinquish any and all of my writing to be used however Facepunch wants with no monetary expectations. Hell, I’m not expecting them to use my idea but if they did I would want it to be no strings attached. I would also be honored to have them use something of mine!
Hope you guys enjoyed!