A Ruralpunk World
You are survivors trapped on the edge of the Wild, living in the graveyard of rural towns left behind by the cyberpunk future. There’s crumbling roads, unpredictable digital networks, experimental livestock escaped into the woods, rusting cyberware, and hungry monsters stalking the perimeter.
In many ways, the Ruralpunk world is basically just like ours. The main difference is technological progress is amplified and with it, the consequences came due.
Humanity unlocked the key to limitless resource production...and mutated nature in the process. Called the Wild Strain, it warped nature into an apex predator that feeds on civilization.
Those who could, fled to urban sanctuaries and virtual realities. There, everything they do is recorded by the digital Feed, and everything they perceive is filtered by it. This means people have unprecedented control on defining reality...free of facts.
But this isn’t their story. This is the story of those who stayed—by choice, or by misfortune—to scratch out a living in the unpaved places.