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Humans vs. Zombies

Matt Coats and Alex Muench | Sunday, March 25, 2012

On it’s exterior, Humans vs. Zombies may have the appearance of a simple game of tag. Looking further though, it goes much deeper than that. Humans vs. Zombies reflects humanity’s subconscious desire for a world in chaos, where their personal actions actually matter in the big picture. It fulfills the desire to beat all odds and be the champion of humanity – if you’re a human. If, on the other hand, you’re a zombie, it’s your opportunity to lose all known fears and go all-out, destroying whatever is left of order.

As the human teams loses members to the zombie hoard, each individual becomes closer and closer to their team’s last hope. As players turn into zombies, they find themselves as part of a growing, unstoppable force attempting to overwhelm the ever-shrinking remnants of the human team.

People formerly nameless to one another clump together in teams on either side. The random individual can take the role of a leader for their team, or can become a feared name among both sides. People come up with crazy strategies, as what would be normally considered insane may now be a viable option. In the end, whether humanity survives, or whether the zombies take over, everyone has participated in a epic, entertaining apocalyptic scenario.

Humans vs. Zombies is having it’s third play-through this month from March 27 to March 31, and the more people that play, the more fun the game becomes. It’s free, and registrations are open for all at http://hvzsource.com/nd and close this Saturday, March 24.

Come join the battle for (or possibly against) mankind next week. You may very well be the force that determines the fate of civilization.

Matt Coats

 sophomore

 Siegfried Hall

March 25

Alex Muench

 junior

 Siegfried Hall

March 25