Belfast Telegraph

Monday 1 September 2014

Zombie chase game? Capital idea

People dressed as zombies will take to the streets of Edinburgh and Glasgow for 2.8 Hours Later, a cross-city urban chase game

The streets of the Scottish capital will become an apocalyptic city for a group of people taking part in a new zombie chase game.

Players of 2.8 Hours Later immerse themselves into a film-like story where actors playing the undead are out to get them.

The ticketed event will be held over four nights in Edinburgh this month and up to 485 people can participate.

As well as having to outwit and flee the hordes of zombies en-route while completing tasks, players also get to interact with several characters along the way and avoid getting infected.

Played by actors in full costume and make-up, the zombies try to catch participants by marking them with invisible ink.

As well as being wary of zombies, they also have to be wary of police and other government authorities trying to quarantine civilians in order to stem the flow of infection.

The aim of the mission is for players to make it back to base infection-free with their tasks completed.

An ultravoilet light is used to scan for ink marks and all players infected are turned in to zombies ahead of the zombie disco, where everyone lives and parties in harmony.

It will take place in Edinburgh on May 23, 24, 30 and 31 and will move to Glasgow in August.

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