The year is 2075
Twenty-five years have passed since The Awakening – a catastrophic event in which an artificial intelligence called the Mainframe has gone rogue and turned it´s robotic armies against all other lifeforms on Earth.
We barely won the war at a great cost. Ninety percent of the population, including the United European Government, have perished.
Almost all the infrastructure has been destroyed, and there has not been any contact to other continents ever since.
Various factions have formed in the chaos right after the war was over. Many of them still fight each other violently for survival and dominance – like humans have always done, and like they always will.
To make matters even worse, late side effects of various mass-destruction weapons deployed during the war have started showing – plants in many areas of the Pan-European Wasteland are dying, hitherto unseen feral mutants appear out of nowhere, and vast territories still remain uninhabitable.
As of the remaining robots – disorganized without a central computer to control them, they have defaulted to their self-perservation directives. Behaving like agressive organisms, the ones of them equipped with bio-electric digestion units were able to survive by feeding on biological matter. These relics of a once-unstoppable global menace are merely another hazard now.