2.8 Hours Later game created by Slingshot will be in Birmingham. Photo by Amy Faith Photography.
The hugely popular zombie game 2.8 Hours Lateris heading to Birmingham. Photo by Amy Faith Photography.

An increasingly popular urban zombie chase game is to bring its highly anticipated reign of terrorto the Midlands as it brings its zombie menace to Birmingham this month.

2.8 Hours Later will take place in Birmingham’s city centre on four consecutive nights from October 17, 2012. The hunt for zombie volunteers to do the chasing and scaring is now on.The game, which is the brainchild of Bristol game designers, Slingshot, is touring across the country. It started out in Glasgow in March, where tickets for the four-day run sold out within 24 hours, prompting a second staging of the game over Easter.

Since then, 10,000 2.8 Hours Later players have enjoyed the zombie terror as the apocalypse has laid waste to Liverpool, Leeds and Bristol. The game is due to be played in Manchester (26 – 29 Sept) and London (31 Oct – 3 Nov).

2.8 Hours Later is a thrilling night time chase game. It is played across an inner city backdrop, and sees multiple secret locations transformed into zombie film sets and populated by a cast of survivors and zombies.

Players hit the streets in waves after dark to outwit and outrun the zombies as they hunt for clues to the whereabouts of survivor camp, the last safe place in the city. Using their mobiles, they are also able to call or text in to get game updates and safety information.

Slingshot founder Simon Evans speaks about the 2.8 Hours Later game
Simon Evans

 SlingShot Director, Simon Evans, said: “Birmingham really is an incredibly evocative place and we’re thrilled to be bringing the game here. It’s a grand city and I think its Victorian heritage, historic warehouses, wonderful old cinemas and of course, the network of canals, will be ideal for creating the kind of spine-tingling, scary atmosphere that we need.”

The game has a cast of hundreds of zombie volunteers, who chase, groan and scare players along the route. Local zombie fans can sign up for zombie school, a one-stop shop for all things zombie. Volunteers practice their zombie moves, learn how to play safely and, if they graduate, are given the opportunity to help SlingShot transform Birmingham into the zombie apocalypse. Wannabe zombies can register for zombie school.

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Zombie game 2.8 Hours Later y Slingshot comes to Birmingham in 2012We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away for zombie challenge 2.8 Hours Later for a day between 18th-20th October. To be in with a chance to win, simply answer the following:

In the 2002 zombie apocalypse film ’28 Days Later’, which actor played lead character Jim ?

Email your answers to us at iambirmingham[at]hotmail.co.ukor by clicking here. Please include your full name, address, email and a contact number. The chosen day for gameplay will be selected at random. Winners will be notified by email/phone.  Closing date for all entries: 16/10/12.

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2.8 Hours Later will be taking place in Birmingham from 17 – 20 October inclusive.
Tickets cost £28 and are available from the website: http://2.8hourslater.com

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