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Characters in the game vary from the players, enemies such as the zombies and neutral creatures such as animals.

Players[edit | edit source]

Main article: Players
Players include those few uninfected humans left after the zombie apocalypse.

Zombies[edit | edit source]

Main article: Zombies
Zombies are the main antagonist of The Dead Linger. They are humans or animals infected with the HNZ virus, which can be spread through bodily fluids or physical contact (especially bites). There are a variety of types of zombies such as the fat zombie which is more powerful against barricades and the stray which is a fast zombie dog.

Animals[edit | edit source]

Main article: Animals
Animals are neutral NPCs that roam around the environment. They can be hunted as a food source. There are two animals in the game, the Buck(Deer), and the Rabbit.

Future content[edit | edit source]

Other types of characters are planned during the development of The Dead Linger. Friendly NPCs and companions are planned, as well as some sort of military presence. Uninfected hostile NPCs are also planned to break up the pace of the threat of zombies.