|The Concept Player (Not ingame graphics)|
We won't go into the back story here, so here's exactly why the player is literally called Survivor Alpha. Before World War IV, when the first Volteric Energy bomb was unleashed, the alien energy form was applied to a group of human test subjects. The result was a human capable of controling the Volteric Energy flow, and given some superhuman abilities. During the resulting war, they were used as elite shock troops.
After the war and the resulting Apocalypse (:D), most of the super soldiers were dead or scattered. In the game of Apocalyptic, the player controls Survivor Alpha, the first of the test subjects given abilities. Because of this early nature of applying Volteric Energy to the body, SA doesn't have extremely powerful abilities, and is limited to simple tasks such as moving small objects or firing small projectiles comprised of Volteric particles.
In the game, this will give players another option of gameplay- train his skills so that he may use these abilities in battle. Also, the player might find other Survivors, often leading groups of NPCs, like yourself.
We'll have more infomation about controlling the player and how the player stats will be handled in another post, as I just machine typed my hands dead...