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The NMRiH community has created some great fan fiction in the past and continues to write some amazing stories to this day. It was these stories that inspired us to create the universe surrounding our mod. Now it’s up to you to help us expand our universe.

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Rules

  1. Must be less than 7,500 words.
  2. Must be grammatically correct throughout.
  3. It must be written by YOU.
  4. Must be descriptive with some emphasis on setting for the sake of our level designers.
  5. Must be as realistic as a zombie apocalypse can be. That means no mutants or weird science fiction stuff.

The NMRiH community has created some great fan fiction in the past and continues to write some amazing stories to this day. It was these stories that inspired us to create the universe surrounding our mod. Now it’s up to you to help us expand our universe. For NMRiH canon see our story section. And for some inspiration see what our community has written in the fan fiction forum!

A few things to note when writing for our canon:

  • Zombie outbreak started in 2010 somewhere between the months of July-September.
  • The majority of our maps currently take place in New York. Although you may use any location in the world you wish.
  • We encourage you to make up characters rather than use ours.
  • Animals can not become undead. If infected they will die. Human Zombies only.
  • There may be fast runner zombies and slow shamblers only. (of any age) No alternative zombie types.

Submissions go to: nmrihmod@gmail.com

Contest deadline: September 12th 11:59 PST


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AdrianL1996
AdrianL1996

Not a fan of NMRiH, but I love writing. Consider me in. =)

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Dman757 Author
Dman757

The more the merrier!

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik

In July of 2010, DJ Puddy was doing a set at a club in the city of New York. The sound system that was in place was one of the most bass implied set ups that anyones ever seen. As Puddy played his first track of his vinyl, right as the bassline dropped, it caused a massive shake that broke windows, set off car alarms and could be heard from blocks away. A group of scientist were working on an unstable chemical that was to cure a very uncommon disease not far from the night club. The bassline hit, the vial broke, and scientist died due to glass falling from them from above. Their hearts started to beat and they rose. As police came to shut down the loud noise comin from the club, a few injured pedestrians showed up, endrenched in blood, their degrading skin covered in cuts. People went to assist and were attacked by them and a large confusion occured within the area. Within hours contact with the city was lost...

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik

o and it all happend on the 4th and DJ Puddy was just starting it, the headliner was to be deadmau5, but thankfully he made it back to canada... Teh eNd

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plasmasword
plasmasword

The world has come to an end because of a dude called Dj Puddy ? Seriously, that's one hell of a fail : D

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik

lol im just trollin XD

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Stealthrellik
Stealthrellik

but a map in New York with zombies and music playing at a distance doesnt sound too bad, I can see alot of lighting effects being used :O. Kinda like Club Doom

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xxx.xxx.xxx
xxx.xxx.xxx

thanks to you and the last episode-season 1 of futurama, i have a better one :)
(to stealthrellic)

On july 2011, (some food company) injected a virus into their popular products to see how it would affect their consumers.
This was all orchestrated in co-operation with other companies and government officals to reduce the population and have a nifty bio-weapon to anyone opposing the States.
Before the people of New York could ask any questions as to why, who, or what was the cause ??? the people were in for a hell of a ride.

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sako145
sako145

excuse me guys from nmrih,i am not too good with my grammar,so do u think u could like try to understand the story with some minor grammar errors?thank you

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel

Learn to use spell check and learn to grammar bitch.

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EvilAngel
EvilAngel

I got a B for my writing in english gsce... I am soooooooo gonna write something even if it is ****.

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TaylorMoe
TaylorMoe

A couple questions:
1. Is the story going to be used by the team at all?
2. How are you going to distribute the e-book?
Thanks!

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Dman757 Author
Dman757

What do you mean by "used by the team?" One of the main prizes of this event is to hopefully use the winner as a background/concept for a map.

PDF - With a download link and/or online viewer (portal 2 comic is a decent example Media.steampowered.com)

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TaylorMoe
TaylorMoe

Sorry for not being clearer, you answered it perfectly. Awesome thanks for the quick response I'll get to writing!

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AdrianL1996
AdrianL1996

Just about done with the story. Probably going to be over 2,000 words. I hope you enjoy it. By the way, will you respond with your comments to each submission? Or will you release your comments at the end of the contest?

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Dman757 Author
Dman757

If you ask for comments in your email I will be sure to give some once I read it!

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Bluehawk
Bluehawk

This will be a nice excuse to take a break from my current project and write something more... vibrant.

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Prone
Prone

I like to write. This should be fun...

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Nave_Ninja
Nave_Ninja

I sent in an entry. "Memoirs of a Survivor." I wrote all of it today and clocked it at 6,231 words. I put a lot of myself into that story, so I hope you enjoy it and appreciate where it's coming from. You can contact me through steam, e-mail or YouTube, all of which I included in the e-mail.

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Dman757 Author
Dman757

Thanks for the entry!

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AdrianL1996
AdrianL1996

Submitted hours ago. Enjoy man =D

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tomaspesce
tomaspesce

damn i think i am good writting stories but in spanish!! -.- will see what i can do..

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sgccode9
sgccode9

Heh, I actually wrote a zombie story a long time ago... wasn't bad. But I would LOVE to see a map located near the White House... heh, maybe I can write another one! :D

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Xendrid
Xendrid

Go for it!

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MatchStickKilla
MatchStickKilla

Writing :D!? Color me interested...Can't wait for this mod

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[nmrihdev]-Maxx
[nmrihdev]-Maxx

Glad to see so many entries! Keep 'em coming!

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MorsTactica
MorsTactica

i wrote a story not that long ago that would have been perfect... but my hard drive killed itself. D:

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Bluehawk
Bluehawk

Finally handing something in a the last possible moment. I seriously hope that deadline is 11:59 PM and not AM.

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