Who among us hasn’t had evenings with their mates where they sit and put the world to rights and talk about what they would actually do should a bona fide zombie apocalypse occur.
You know the sort of chat. Conversations on where to run to and seek refuge and with what weapons you would choose to arm yourself with. Even having debates on if you could only take five items what would they be.
Ive had the pleasure of several of those conversations with AndyErupts and now you could actually get the chance to live the doomsday scenario. Yes that’s right!
2.8 Hours Later is a real life zombie apocalypse game that has taken place in several cities in the UK and now they are seeking a new city to spread to. Working as a group to survive, you have to reach numerous check points positioned at landmarks across the city but zombies are waiting around every corner.
Here’s what the press release has to say:
‘The Zombie Apocalypse Needs You!’
2.8 Hours Later seeks locations for the 2012 round of games January 1st 2012 will be the day zombie fans across the UK have been waiting for as dates and locations for the UK-wide tour of the hit zombie chase game 2.8 Hours Later will be announced and tickets will go on sale. But this time players will need to do more than just turn up and play; game creators, SlingShot, want their help in bringing the games to life.Following sellout runs in Bristol, Leeds and, most recently, London, SlingShot, are spreading the zombie love and will be staging their adrenaline-fuelled thrill fest in up to ten towns and cities voted for by the game’s fans. Now they want those same fans to go one step further and suggest which parts of their home towns would make the best locations. It’s all part of the creators’ collaborative approach to the games. “It’s all about local ownership,” says SlingShot co-founder Simon Evans. “I noticed that when we took the game to Leeds and had people from Sheffield clamouring for it. I thought ‘why not jump on a train,’ but it’s not about the distance; people want to see their own familiar towns and cities transformed by the zombie apocalypse. So now we are asking for their help to make that happen.”
Voting is currently taking place via the 2.8 Hours Later Facebook page and on its home page at for 2012.
So if you think this is something that you’ll be up for then get voting for YOUR city.
Be warned though its not for the faint hearted and they warn you to wear comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of running and as a result, some fitness will be required to play the game. You are reminded of Zombieland’s first rule – CARDIO! You can come alone or come as a group, but groups of no more than 8, those lone wolves will be placed into groups. The game ends when you reach the resistance camp and are scanned to see if you have become one of the infected.
Then it’s drinks all round at a zombie disco! Entry fee is included in the price of your ticket.
However if running away from the zombies isn’t your thing you can volunteer to become a zombie and chase after the flesh you crave! All the details regarding tickets and volunteering along with a selection of FAQs can be found via the Facebook.
This is awesome and I hope that the organisers bring the event to Glasgow.