Zombies set for last gasp in Leeds

Zombies near Leeds Town Hall. PIC: Simon Vine
Zombies near Leeds Town Hall. PIC: Simon Vine
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ZOMBIES are set to stalk the streets of Leeds for the last time.

Urban zombie chase game, 2.8 Hours Later, is returning to Leeds for one last grisly hurrah with their latest instalment Ruin.

The storyline starts with a rumoured vial being found in the hands of a dying scientist. This leads survivors on the hunt for a cure to the zombie disease. The plot thickens to uncover clues behind the scientist, a criminal conspiracy and the truth of what the vials really contain.

Characters within the game are played by convincing actors in full costume and make up. Players who are caught by the living dead will be marked with invisible ink signifying infection.

The project, developed by award-winning game designers, Slingshot, is now in its sixth year and final year. More than 70,000 people have taken part nationwide.

Co-founder Simon Evans said; “Leeds was our first game outside of our home city of Bristol, launching our first tour there in 2011. We returned in 2012 and 2013 and have seen the game grow in popularity from year to year. Now on our last tour with 2.8 Hours Later, we wanted to bring it back to Leeds for a spectacular send off.

“This year the game offers a whole host of new challenges for our players to contend with and characters to meet, as well as a brand new route, which makes the experience completely different to previous years. Although this is our last year with 2.8 Hours Later, it’s not the end.”

A new horror maze game, Hyde, is set to tour in 2016.

Tickets for 2.8 Hours Later start from £38 for July 23, 24, 25, 31 and August 1 shows. YEP readers can claim a 10 percent discount until Friday from www.2.8hourslater.com. Enter promotional code YEP10.