ZOMBIES are set to take over the streets of Leeds once more as a popular pursuit game returns to the city.
After taking a year off from Leeds, organisers of the 2.8 Hours Later event are bringing it back – with an added twist.
The new version of the game is called Ruin and will see teams sprinting around the streets of Leeds trying to escape the clutches of flesh-eating zombies, while trying to complete a daring rescue mission.
The game involves local volunteers who are specially trained on how to shuffle and walk like the undead at a zombie acting school.
They then get dressed up and made up as zombies and chase players across the city at some of Leeds’ most iconic landmarks.
The popular pursuit game, by game designers Slingshot, has seen 60,000 people take part during its six-year run.
Simon Evans co-founded 2.8 Hours Later with his business partner Simon Johnson.
Speaking about the eagerly-anticipated return to Leeds, Simon said: “We visited Leeds in 2011 and 2012 and as the game continues to grow in popularity we thought we’d bring it back to the city for an even more spectacular event.
“People are always looking for something that will drag them out of their comfort zone and Ruin will do just that.
“Adrenaline and fear will push participants forward but you will need cunning as well as speed.”
Simon added: “The game will offer a whole host of new challenges for our players to contend with and characters they’ll meet which will make the experience completely different to previous years.
“The mission is new, the story is fresh, the gameplay is unlike anything that has come before in 2.8 Hours Later.”
People can sign up as individuals or as a team for the zombie events, which will be held in Leeds on July 23, 24, 25, 31 and August 1.
Simon added: “This offers a unique chance for players to act the lead role in a zombie video game or horror movie.”
Participants must be over the age of 18.
Tickets start from £38 per person.
For more information or to buy tickets, you can visit the website at www.2.8hourslater.com.