The Undead Take Over during ‘Human vs. Zombies’ Game

Published: October 23, 2013

The Undead Take Over during ‘Human vs. Zombies’ Game

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A record-breaking 624 students  signed up to participate in Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s annual Humans vs. Zombies (HVZ) game. The game, which was organized by Christians In Action (CIA), will continue through Thursday, Oct. 24.  

“This is basically “tag” college edition,” said Peyton Copeland, CIA Leader at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and HVZ game moderator. “Typically you can see large groups of zombies hanging around the exits to all the buildings waiting to chase humans.”

The massive game of tag began the morning of Monday, Oct. 21, with four zombies who were “it.” The object of the game is for student humans, who are identified by wearing green bandanas on their arms, to survive as long as possible by running from the zombies, who wear bandanas on their heads.     

Zombies can chase and tag students whenever they are seen on campus grounds. Once tagged, students are changed into zombies and can then infect other students. The weapon-of-choice for the humans are “balled up” socks which can be thrown at zombies and stun them for certain periods of time. To make the game more competitive, mission objectives are assigned daily for humans and zombies to complete.

Prizes and awards will be given out during the Zombie Prom on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Camden Miramar Pool. This year there will be five gift cards awarded to the king and queen of Zombie Prom, best dressed zombie, best tag caught on camera, and zombie with the most tags. Humans who survive and make it to zombie prom will be awarded a golden bandana.

CIA, an on campus group whose purpose is to show that Christians can have fun while living a spiritual lifestyle, introduced the HVZ game at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2009.

HVZ was first created in 2005 at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md., and is played across college campuses nationally and internationally.