A lethal virus has infected Treasure Island,San Francisco and it is up to Captain Winter, a U.S. Army soldier working with the Center for Epidemic Research and Control (CERC) to stop the mysterious and deadly Pangu Virus from spreading farther. The Cepheus Protocol is an independently developed top-down RTS inspired by XCOM, Company of Heroes, and Parasite Eve. God knows what will become of the world if her or this infection spreads to the mainland.
Female Lead for Player Character
Adrian Winter believed she had a higher calling, just not the one her family wanted. Growing up in a strict Roman Catholic household, Winter was expected to enter service with the church like her brother and father had, following school, however, always a rebel, Winter instead joined the Army against her family’s wishes.
During basic training, Winter showed great leadership skills and intelligence, most of all an adaptive mind that was accustomed to changing situations and new challenges. She was transferred to an officer training program once she completed boot camp. At the age of 21, Winter’s found herself as a junior officer leading a squad of infantry soldiers carrying out operations in Iraqi, completing 3 tours of duty. At the age of 24, Winter enlisted to join the elite Army Rangers, returning to combat shortly after, conducting missions around the globe for the next half a decade, rising to the rank of captain at the age of 28.
In 2018, Winter lost her brother, Joseph, during the Liberty Island Attack when a viral weapon was released against tourists in New York City. In 2019, as the newly created Center for Epidemic Research and Control was formed, she volunteered to join their Special Operations and Field Research teams, as the CERC was designed to combine the talents of civilian researches and the best the U.S. military had to offer to combat the growing risk of viral weapons and widespread attacks that had been happening around the world, accruing in the United States again.
By the time of the San Francisco Outbreak of the Pangu Virus, Winter is in command of her own research and tactical ground team, charged with tracking down the origin of viral attacks and dealing with any hostile groups that might be responsible for an attack on U.S. soil.