The Outbreak Begins, originally titled All Jammed Up, is the first chapter in The Walking Dead Social Game. It takes place before Season One, when the survivors are on the move to Atlanta and the apocalypse is in the early stages.
Chapter 1 was released August 9, 2012 with a record-breaking 10 million users. It became one of Facebook's top played games and had overall positive feedback.
The chapter starts off with you collecting supplies in a small town, after collecting the supplies you head off to your camp. The small camp is set up off the highway along the way to Atlanta. Roadblocks and massive traffic jams have prevented the survivors from traveling any further.
By the end of the chapter, most of the survivors have departed for Atlanta while others have died or gone missing. After Joe leaves camp to look for Summer, the camp becomes overrun, forcing you, Kara, Ed, and Greg to flee in a minivan and head towards the city, beginning chapter two.
At the beginning of the chapter, taking place weeks before the show, the hero player is found in a rural town scavenging for gas when they encounter several walkers. Armed only with a pistol, the hero manages to collect the gas needed and quickly escapes back to camp.
Returning to camp, the hero meets up with fellow resident Greg who asks the hero to give another survivor, Kara, some scrap she had asked for. Finding her next to a nearby highway, she is grateful for the scrap and asked for another favor.
Kara asks for help finding scrap along the highway and the two are successful in finding some.
Kara voices her concerns that they need to build barricades around the camp so as to warn the camp if any walkers come at night.
The hero goes out and searches a nearby abandoned military outpost to scavenge for supplies. The hero enters the barracks and finds several rolls of concertina wire. Heading out through the back, the hero discovers some wood near a tank which they take with them back to camp for Kara to fortify their defenseless camp.
Many campers are worried about the camp being defenseless and the lack of weapons to defend themselves from walkers. Some start to think about moving on.
Greg states that he spotted a stranded trucker a ways back and sends the hero out to see if they can find him.
Trucker is found safe alongside a road and asks for help collecting gas. The hero obliges and searches for some gas cans in the nearby area.
Meeting back with Trucker, he realizes that he had left his backpack back at a local gas station and needs help getting it back. The hero ventures off to acquire the bag and meets back with Trucker. The two then head off back to camp.
Upon arriving at the camp, Trucker introduces himself. He reveals that Trucker is only a nickname and that his real name is Ed. He asks what started the outbreak, suspecting it either be terrorists or some other group. He chats with the hero and warns that they might want to prepare themselves for the long haul till the military arrives.
He mentions that he had served in the military and that the group is only as strong as its weakest member. He worries that the world may never get better.
Trucker mentions to the hero that a friend of his named T-Dog is planning on heading out in search for his missing friend but needs some of the walkers taken care of before he can move out. The hero manages to take out several walkers in the area.
Greg is found searching outside of the campsite when he tells the hero that they need more provisions. He sends him and T-Dog out to scavenge. The duo come across an walker infested home and find some canned goods. Since the place had been nearly picked clean, the two head back with the new goods. At the camp Greg is excited, but mentions he had been craving pancakes but that canned vegetables will do.
T-Dog suspects that the highway is most likely jammed up because of all the wrecks and wishes they had a tank to run over all the cars. He hopes that once they are through here that Atlanta will be much easier. He worries about how long the supplies will last.
Searching for Shane, the hero finds him at a Military outpost. Shane informs the hero that the groups supplies is dwindling and more people show up each day. He instructs the hero to find more supplies for the camp and succeeds.
Shane then reveals his plan to power the camp using a portable generator. Tasked with finding one, the hero searches around the military outpost and eventually collects several gas cans and a functional generator.
While out scavenging, Shane returns with urgent news for the hero. While searching along the highway, Shane informs that he spotted a herd heading towards camp and that they need to be taken cared of before they get any closer. The hero heads out and manages to kill a substantial amount of walkers around the area.
Returning from dispatching walkers, Shane has the hero meet up with T-Dog, who is preparing to go search for his missing friend. The hero brings along some supplies to help T-Dog in his search.
The hero and T-Dog set off to find his missing friend, Derek, who had gone to a local gas station before going quiet. At the gas station, they search his camper and find no trace of him, outside of the camper they find traces of where he's been, the two then search inside the walker riddled station. Inside they find a pool of fresh blood along the floor. Spooked, the two survivors begin to exit the station, killing a familiar walker along the way.
Back at camp, T-Dog is horrified by the sudden realization that the mangled face walker the hero killed while at the gas station was actually Derek.
Later, T-Dog sends the hero out to search for a secure house in the suburbs. Believing that the group could hold up there and ride the apocalypse out. The hero returns from the suburbs, finding no secure house in sight.
T-Dog would later return to camp, having gone to the suburbs himself to see what he can do. He relays that there were too many walkers in the area for him to do anything and tasks the hero with taking some down to clear the way.
Lori approaches the hero and relays that Summer's uncle Jesse knows a safe place where the group can move to and has the hero collect supplies for Jesse.
Jesse does not return to camp and Summer becomes worried, the group sends out search parties for the missing man. Searching the streets, the hero comes across a dead body sprawled next to a car in a pool of blood. Upon further investigation it turns out that the dead man is Jesse, his head bashed in and shoes missing. The hero deduces that Jesse was killed for his shoes and leaves the site to go inform the camp of his demise.
The camp reals from the news but Summer is left in the dark. She is told that Jesse went to go bring their dog to Atlanta and she hopes that he is ok. A new survivor named Adam arrives and reveals that he had missed the bus to Atlanta but overheard that there is another refugee center besides the one in Atlanta but he does not know where.
Shane sends out the hero to scope out a nearby highway to see if it is clear enough to scavenge. The hero is successful in his duty and returns to Shane with the news.
Shane and the hero return to the highway and collect as much gas as they can in the area. The two later reconvene at their meeting place.
The hero is told by Shane that more walkers have converged along the highway while he was scavenging and has the hero look into it. The hero is successful in killing all of the surrounding walkers.
Shane hears of a man in help along the traffic jammed highway and that he is a car mechanic. Shane believes that he could be good for the group if someone went out and rescued him. The hero and Shane venture out to save the man and bring him back to the camp. The mechanic, named Joe, is thankful for being saved.
Back at camp, Shane has the man begin fixing the groups vehicles. Joe is glad to once again be around living people. He tells the hero that he is trying to make the camp better but everyone seems to only listen to Shane who wants to go to Atlanta. He figures that he could fix most, if not all, of the cars if he had more materials but is content with what he has. He wonders what could have caused the outbreak.
Summer is found away from camp looking for her teddy bear and her uncle. She is depressed and misses all of her stuff from home. The hero tries to cheer her up and the two begin to play a game.
The two play a game of scavenger hunt while they return to camp.
Later, Lori approaches the hero saying that she spotted Summer crying and that she looks up to the hero so much. She sends the hero out to see what's wrong. The hero later finds her in the spot from last crying. She tells the hero that she misses her uncle so much. The hero asks if there is anything they can do to cheer her up.
Summer has the hero go search for her missing teddy bear. Searching along the highway, the hero manages to find the missing stuffed animal and returns it to Summer. Summer is excited and grateful that you find her missing animal and thanks the hero for returning it.
Later, Lori approaches the hero asking for money. Stating that she needs it for something important but can say what it is. The hero gladly gives the woman some money.
Lori returns to the hero and reveals that Carl is fighting a fever and pleads for help. The hero goes and searches for medical equipment and medicine and returns with the newly found goods.
As food begins to dwindle in the crowded camp, Lori asks the hero to spare some food. The hero goes out and searches for some provisions for the hungry mother and the group.
Time passes and the hero is approached by a frantic Lori with troubling news. Summer's mom has gone missing and the camp is organizing search parties to find her before something happens to her. The hero joins in the search and sets off by themselves to find her.
The hero approaches a abandoned house being constructed and searches the bodies. The hero finds none to be her but, as they begin to depart, find Summer's mom dead in the grass with a walker bite and a bullet in the head. The hero is saddened by the turn of events and heads back to camp with the news.
Lori is sad to hear what happened and asks if she should tell Summer.
Trucker relays that Joe got surrounded by walkers and needs help. The hero finds the mechanic at a military outpost and notices the convoy vehicles, but no soldiers. Upon rescuing and informing Joe about this, Joe pushes the hero to look into it more.
The hero returns and gathers Trucker and the two head to the abandoned camp. The duo find nothing other than chewed up bodies, but all of them have a bullet in their head. The two search the camp more and find a body of charred bodies. The two head back to camp and inform Joe of what they found and Joe suspects something strange is going on but can't figure it out.
Shane is upset with Lori for unknown reasons and Lori sends the hero to find out why. Upon asking Shane he states that he just can't deal with her at the moment and needs to focus more on keeping the group alive. Summer approaches the two.
She asks if they've seen her dad who hasn't come back from searching for her missing mom. The two gather their weapons and go search for the missing father. At a nearby neighborhood, they come across a body with the same shoes of Jon, but its not him. Walking along the houses they notice a body lying in a drive way.
The two gather themselves at camp as Summer cries out for her father.
T-Dog plans to bring the fight to the walkers and has the hero help him by gathering supplies and killing walkers.
T-Dog and the hero spare some supplies to give to the camp as their main supplies dwindle.
T-Dog then realizes that he had misplaced his duffel bag and asks the hero to help him search for it. The two search in several campers and tents before finally finding the missing duffel bag. T-Dog tells the hero that he appreciates the help and that he owes him one for finding his bag.
Trucker approaches the hero and asks for some food and water. The hero manages to spare some for the starving man.
The thankful man the makes a proposition to the hero stating that he will pay the hero if they go scavenge for supplies for him. The hero does so and is paid off by the trucker.
Lori appears and states that she wants to continue the search for Summer's father. Trucker and the hero collect their belongings and head out in search for him.
Searching in a nearby neighborhood, they come across a open SUV. Inside the hero finds traces of blood leading out, the two follow the trail to a cruiser. There they find a unrecognizable walker which attacks them. The two handle the former man and find out that it was Jon. The two pay their respects to the departed and head back to camp.
Lori is given the news about the loss of Summer's father and she thinks about how to tell her, perhaps making something up to avoid the truth.
Shane is irritated about not know what is happening and brings the hero out with him to the highway to see if they can find out what is happening out in the world.
After travelling for some time along the highway they come across a starving man. They ask if he knows anything about what's going on and he does no; he's just trying to get to Atlanta like everyone.
Up the road a ways they come across a woman who is trying her best to do the same. She reveals that the traffic is still pretty bad and nothing has been done about it.
Traveling off the road, they come across another woman who advices finding another route to Atlanta, which gets Shane thinking.
At camp, Summer is confused on what has happened to her parents and asks the hero where they have gone; having been told that they had to leave for a little while. She yearns to be with her parents and tells the hero that she is scared.
Lori is shocked by the death of Jon and notifies the hero that she is planning on leaving and that many other residents no longer feel safe at the camp. Adam wonders if they could possibly save someone if they get bit. He asks the hero if they could spare some gas as he plans to leave as soon as he is geared up. T-Dog mentions that he will help look after the girl before he leaves for Atlanta.
Trucker and Kasumi feel for Summer as well and are glad that Summer did not see her parents in the state they were in. Kasumi plans to leave but asks the hero if she can give them a note to give to her husband just in case. She tells the hero she plans to leave when no on is looking as she hates goodbyes. Greg is bummed that many people are leaving.
Shane sends the hero out to see if they can find anymore survivors before more people depart. The hero has no such luck and does not come across a single living soul.
The hero helps the group in collecting supplies for when it is time to go.
Shane sends the hero to go check out the gas station and see if it is habitable. Sadly, the station is overrun with the undead.
Kara meets the hero at the military outpost and devices a plan to better protect the camp using the military equipment; sandbags, barbed wire, wood, etc. She sends the hero and Trucker to go scavenge the garrison and acquire the needed materials.
Shane sends the hero out to investigate the military outposts to see how and why the military could not last as long as they have. Hoping to find a possible solution to the outbreak or a reason for the lack of military.
The hero finds no military personnel alive and retreats back to the camp. Now with fewer survivors and even fewer supplies. Shane makes the hero the official scavenger and supply runner for the camp and tasks the hero with keeping track of supplies.
Shane begins to get restless and becomes fed up with Joe. He exclaims that he owes him for all the provisions they have given him and demands that the hero have him pay. The hero, behind Shane's back, covers Joe for the provisions. Joe, knowledgeable of this, thanks the hero for covering for him.
Joe tells the hero that since everyone has decided on dispersing, that he will need to work more on the cars to get them going better. He tells the hero that in order to do so, he will need more, better tools. The two journey out in search of tools and spot a old mechanic tool box along the road.
Joe is content with the tools still inside but is still missing some key equipment to fixing the cars. Luckily, some of the missing tools are found further down the road, scattered about. Having dealt with the walkers along the way, the hero is anxious to return to camp.
Back at camp, Joe is appreciative for the hero helping gathering the needed tools and promises that the vehicles will be ready in no time.
Greg sends the hero to Kara with supplies in preparation for scouting oncoming herds.
Kara mentions that she spotted a military watchtower down a ways that they could secure to allow them a better vantage point of what's going on. The hero sets off to secure the tower and succeeds in doing so. While securing the watchtower, the hero comments on the massacre that had unfolded, dead civilians and military personnel lying about the area. As soon as that is said, the once dead humans soon begin to rise, forcing the hero to fight their way out. The hero comments to themselves that it seems that killing the undead is getting easier.
After taking care of the fresh biters, Kara returns with both good and bad news. Good news being that they now have someone on the watchtower, the bad news being that there is nothing but roamers as far as the eye can see. The group is officially on their own.
With the inevitable abandonment of the camp approaching. Greg leaves the hero with clearing the highway so as to leave as safely as possible.
Lori approaches the hero and thanks them for all of their hard work clearing the road so that the survivors may leave. Seeing that the road will more than likely never be cleared, she reveals that her, Shane, and Carl have decided to move on, but are in need of a map.
The hero goes out in search of a map along the road, scavenging through vehicles when they stumble upon two maps of Atlanta; one for Lori and Shane, and the other for the remaining group. The hero returns to the camp and bids the departing group farewell. Lori gives her thanks and wishes the best for the remaining group, hoping one day they encounter them again.
Greg informs the hero that Joe is in need of something and would like to talk with the hero. Upon finding the mechanic, Joe voices his concern about Summer. Joe ultimately decides upon himself to take care of her like she was his own and become her guardian.
Before the hero and the few remaining group members leave, Joe gives the hero a final task. He points out that there s=is a radio tower not far from where they are and if they can activate it they will be able to communicate with other survivors and find out what is going on.
Making their way into the military encampment that holds the tower, the hero succeeds in activating the tower and, after disposing some walkers, makes their way to the broadcasting tent to send out the signal.
Back at camp, Joe, who is messing with the radio, manages to catch a faint emergency signal repeating itself, but nothing else. Summer remains anti social and alone from the group.
Joe reveals that he has scratched his leg on a piece of metal and requires some medical attention. Taking note of supplies, the hero patches up the injured mechanic and stocks up on medical supplies for the road.
Some members of the camp, namely Joe who is staying behind, are becoming a little edgy as no word on the radio has been heard whether or not anyone will be sent to rescue the survivors. Greg asks the hero to go talk with Joe about this and calm him down. Joe thanks the hero for their concern and does his best to relax.
Joe is close to fixing the minivan up for a safe trip, but needs just a few more parts to complete his work. The hero and Trucker are sent out to collect the remaining parts for the minivan and soon return after scavenging cars for parts and gas. At camp, Joe is happy that the parts were found, but worries that there won't be enough fuel.
Joe asks the hero for some money. He admits he knows it's weird asking for it nowadays with all that is going on but he says that he could really use some help.
While Joe is filling up the minvan, Summer runs off into the woods. Joe desperately tries to find her but to no avail. He asks the hero for help finding her. The hero tries searching in nearby campers and vehicles but does not find her. Searching though the woods, they come across a makeshift tent, but no one inside. The group find no trace of her and Joe reels with disbelief and guilt for not taking care of her better.
Joe, though reluctant, decides to go with the group to Atlanta. He tells the hero, sorrowfully, to gather the remaining provisions for the journey.
Joe has a change of heart and announces that he is not going to Atlanta with the group. He will instead stay behind and continue searching for Summer. He asks the group if they could help him collect gas so he may drive around and look for her to which they agree to help.
Trucker and the hero find themselves downtown syphoning gas when they are swarmed by biters. The two manage to kill and evade the dead long enough to collect enough gas for Joe and escape in a working police car back to camp.
Joe is very appreciative for all the group has done for him and promises to find Summer if it is the last thing he does. He wishes the group luck in Atlanta as he prepares to head off.
Joe returns shortly after and warns the group of a massive herd heading to camp and pleads to the hero to hold them off as long as they can so that the others can get ready to drive off. The hero manages to divert the walkers long enough so that everyone may pack up.
The hero returns to camp and asks Joe if he is sure he wants to leave by himself. The mechanic tells the hero that he won't go back on his word to look for the girl and tells the hero if they are ready to leave for Atlanta, they need to go now as walkers converge on the camp and swamp the camp's defenses.
Joe drives off as the hero quickly gathers leftover supplies and weapons while rushing to the fixed minivan. The hero, Kara, Trucker, and Greg, the only remaining survivors of the group, drive off and start their journey to Atlanta.
Meanwhile, Summer is surrounded by rotters and stands still, frightened, as they close in around her.
Cutscene: On the highway to Atlanta, your car engine overheats then dies.
- Mission 1: Battle Tutorial - Given by Shane. (Player and Shane)
- Mission 2: Camp Supplies - Given by Greg.
- Mission 3: Arming the Camp - Given by Greg.
- Mission 4: Tents for Camp - Given by Kara.
- Mission 5: Setting up Defenses - Given by Kara.
- Mission 6: Helping a Friend - Given by Ed.
- Mission 7: Building a Lookout Post - Given by Shane.
- Mission 8: Never Enough Food - Given by Greg. (Player and T-Dog)
- Mission 9: Powering the Camp - Given by Shane.
- Mission 10: T-Dog's Missing Friend - Given by T-Dog.
- Mission 11: Where's Uncle Jesse - Given by Summer.
- Mission 12: A Last Look for Uncle Jesse - Given by Jon.
- Mission 13: Getting a Mechanic - Given by Shane
- Mission 14: The Missing Teddy Bear- Given by Summer
- Mission 15: What Happened to the Army - Given by Joe. (Player and Morgan)
- Mission 16: Summer's Missing Mom - Given by Lori.
- Mission 17: Questions - Given by Joe. (Player and Trucker)
- Mission 18: Growing Hunger - Given by Greg.
- Mission 19: Summer's Missing Dad - Given by Summer. (Player and Shane)
- Mission 20: Help T-Dog - Given by T-Dog. (Player and T-Dog)
- Mission 21: Summer's Dad Part 2 - Given by Lori. (Player and Ed)
- Mission 22: Ammo for Camp Guards - Given by Shane.
- Mission 23: No News is Not Good News - Given by Shane. (Player and Shane)
- Mission 24: Track Down the Thief - Given by Shane. (Player and Shane)
- Mission 25: Keeping Out the Herds - Given by Kara. (Player and Ed)
- Mission 26: Help the Mechanic Help You - Given by Joe. (Player and Joe)
- Mission 27: You Always Need a Flashlight - Given by Ed. (Player and Ed)
- Mission 28: Getting Some News - Given by Shane.
- Mission 29: Making the Radio Work - Given by Greg. (Player and Ed)
- Mission 30: Seeing What You Can See - Given by Kara.
- Mission 31: Helping T-Dog - Given by T-Dog. (Player and T-Dog)
- Mission 32: Helping Lori, Shane and Carl - Given by Lori.
- Mission 33: Maybe This Will Work - Given by Joe.
- Mission 34: Getting a Car Ready - Given by Joe. (Player and Ed)
- Mission 35: Getting Gas - Given by Greg.
- Mission 36: Mercy Mission - Given by Joe.
- Mission 37: Next Stop Atlanta - Given by Joe. (Player and Ed)
- Mission 38: It's Time To Leave - Given by Joe.
Cutscene: As the camp is being overrun, the hero player, Greg, Ed, and Kara quickly dash to their vehicle and take off to Atlanta, hoping to find sanctuary.
- Side Mission 1: Find Kara - Given by Greg.
- Side Mission 2: Scrap Pile - Given by Kara.
- Side Mission 3: Find Trucker - Given by Greg.
- Side Mission 4: Gas for Trucker - Given by Trucker.
- Side Mission 5: Clear a Path - Given by Trucker.
- Side Mission 6: Supplying the Camp - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 7: Protect the Camp - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 8: Meet Up with T-Dog - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 9: Scope Out the Suburbs - Given by T-Dog.
- Side Mission 10: Fight Back - Given by T-Dog.
- Side Mission 11: Supplies for Jesse - Given by Lori.
- Side Mission 12: Scope Out the Highway - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 13: Grab for Gas - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 14: Clear the Highway - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 15: Cheer Up Summer - Given by Summer.
- Side Mission 16: Scavenger Hunt - Given by Summer.
- Side Mission 17: Summer's Crying - Given by Lori.
- Side Mission 18: The Price of Secrets - Given by Lori.
- Side Mission 19: Carl's Fever - Given by Lori.
- Side Mission 20: Desperate Trade - Given by Lori.
- Side Mission 21: Team Up with Mechanic - Given by Trucker.
- Side Mission 22: Lori's Emergency - Given by Lori.
- Side Mission 23: Clear Around Camp - Given by T-Dog.
- Side Mission 24: Trade Up - Given by T-Dog.
- Side Mission 25: Trucker Has Needs - Given by Trucker.
- Side Mission 26: Trade for Cash - Given by Trucker.
- Side Mission 27: The Search for More - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 28: Who Knows How Long? - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 29: Path to Gas - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 30: Death March - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 31: Just Do Your Part - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 32: Cover for the Mechanic - Given by Shane.
- Side Mission 33: Prepare for Scouting - Given by Greg.
- Side Mission 34: Clear the Highway - Given by Greg.
- Side Mission 35: The Mechanic's Mission - Given by Greg.
- Side Mission 36: Final Search for Med Kits - Given by Joe
- Side Mission 37: Talk to Joe - Given by Greg.
- Side Mission 38: Joe's Hiding Something - Given by Joe.
- Side Mission 39: Stock Up on Provisions - Given by Joe.
- Side Mission 40: Here They Come! - Given by Joe.
- Unknown as Kasumi
- Unknown as Jade
- Unknown as Davey
- Unknown as Bob
- Unknown as Summer
- Unknown as Jon
- Unknown as Summer's Mother
- Unknown as Joe
- Unknown as Camp Male
- Unknown as Camp Female
- On each promo for the chapters, a character from the TV Series, who is also encountered in the game, is on the cover. In Chapter 1; Shane, Lori, Carl, Chapter 2; Daryl, Chapter 3; Andrea, and Chapter 4; Michonne.
- Andrea, though featured on the promo of Chapter 3, was not encountered in the game; though Otis was instead.
- Upon the release of the fourth chapter, Outside Woodbury, the chapter