Like the walking dead game, dead state focuses on the human relationship and the constant fight for resources, organazation and survival. Dialog with your fellow survivors is critical. There is a constant struggle for influence, moral, and unity.
The team sums up the story as:
"You’re a survivor in the zombie apocalypse. As far as you know, civilization has collapsed on a global scale. The only thing for certain is that the dead are preying on the living and most of the living are getting more desperate as time goes on. Somehow, you need to find a way to survive. Your best bet is to find other survivors and resources to increase your chances, but nothing is easy in this new world."