Humans Vs Zombies @ ANU
Humans Vs Zombies is a craze which has swept through the US like wildfire. Starting at a single university, the game has grown and spread all across the world. And now I want to bring it to Australia – specifically ANU.
Humans Vs Zombies is essentially a large game of tag. In this game everyone, bar one person, is a human. The other player is the initial zombie. Over the course of a week this game takes place, with humans slowly succumbing to the zombie horde and survivors praying for their lives. Humans do have a way to slow their (inevitable deaths) however – they can stun zombies with nerf guns or socks.
The main website for Humans Vs Zombies is here: http://humansvszombies.org/ . The following is a fantastic documentary about the game by its creator, its long, but well worth watching. It really shows you just how awesome this game is:
So I have decided that ANU needs to have this game as well. I think this is an achievable goal and so far everyone I have explained it to seems to think its awesome as well. We are aiming to start a club through ANUSA – the student union, which should get us some support. Following that we will need to get approval from ANU and possibly the colleges on campus.
The games go for a week and we are planning on holding one each semester, very early on to avoid disrupting study. With that in mind we are aiming for the second week of next semester as a first game. By making the games far apart in the year we can ensure they are done well and it will give us lots of time to get everything ready in the first place. Not to mention advertising!
Bring on the zombies!
Edit: This event DID happen and the club is now a strong and large part of ANU life, check out my followup post here.