When & where: Nottingham 20th – 23rd March, Birmingham 17th – 20th April, Glasgow 15th – 18th May, Manchester 19th – 22nd June and Liverpool 24th – 27th July.
£: 24 – 30
What is it?
Award-winning game designers, Slingshot, have launched Asylum, the next chapter in their smash hit urban chase game, 2.8 Hours Later.
The game, now in its fourth year, has a new story, characters and game structure as it embarks on its second national tour of the UK. 2.8 Hours Later, which has been played by more than 20,000 people since its launch in 2010, now includes multiple threats and a darker tone to reflect year five of the UK recession.
In 2.8 Hours Later Asylum, the infection is at pandemic stage and UK cities are on lock down, isolated by the Government from the zombie-infected badlands around them. When these measures fail, the authorities abandon the city, and the once safe zone becomes a prison, overrun with zombies, vigilantes and scavengers. It’s not just the zombies who are out to get you. The Government is trying to kill off the infected, which introduces some tough choices for players. If your nearest and dearest get bitten, do you hand them over, or do you try to protect them? Then there are bounty hunters and vigilantes on the lookout for anyone who shows signs of infection.
Armed with no more than your wits and a map, you have to navigate your way across a city at dusk to find the Survivor Camp, encountering groups of survivors and bloodthirsty zombies en route. The game begins at 7pm and last for about 2.8 hours. You should carry a mobile phone and wear clothing suitable for escaping from zombies.
If you get caught along the way you will be tagged by the zombie. Once you get to the Survivor Camp you will be scanned and sent to the ‘treatment room’. In the treatment room you will be made up as a zombie. Should you survive the apocalypse you can celebrate with a beer at the zombie disco that takes place after the event. Those who have been infected can enjoy the disco as a zombie.
The event is for over 18s only.