(THE PICKET) On Saturday March 26, Shepherd University’s Active Gaming Club will host their spring game of Humans vs. Zombies.
The theme of this semester’s game is plants vs. zombies, based off of the popular video game of the same name.
For those of you unfamiliar with HvZ, human players armed with Nerf blasters and other foam-dart weapons must complete missions and fight to stay alive for as long as possible while fighting off an increasing number of opposing players cast in the role of zombies.
Rather than being “killed” and removed from play, humans who are tagged by zombies join the ranks of the horde and are tasked with the new mission of eliminating the human team before they can complete all of their objectives.
Much like the game used as inspiration for this semester’s theme, human players will defend themselves against the zombie hordes with special “plant” items and power-ups based on items and characters from the game.
In addition to having access to special power-ups like the humans, zombies will also have special classes available to them to enhance their lethality and force new strategies into the mix.
Students who want to play should meet in the Cumberland Room in the Student Center at 10 a.m. for sign-in and blaster checks. The pre-game briefing will start at 10:30 a.m. and play will run from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until all human players are eliminated.
Modified blasters are allowed, but they must be inspected before the game to ensure safety. Only standard, unmodified foam darts are allowed as ammunition.