At the end of September I had the pleasure to be a Zone Manager for 2.8 Hours Later when it arrived in Manchester.
What is 2.8 Hours Later? If you imagine a treasure hunt combined with a game of tag then you nearly have a full grasp of it, apart from one very important element. The players have to get through packs of zombies at each area.
I was given Market Street and I couldn’t be happier. The enthusiasm of the players and the interest from the public was fantastic and the experience as a whole was very rewarding. Managing a zone felt a lot like assistant directing.
I was given an actor with a speaking part that I had to make sure was motivated and looked after and was also given people acting as zombies that I had to make sure were kept safe, motivated and in character… as a smiling zombie is not a zombie at all.
I would definitely love to be involved in live action games at some point in the future again. Knowing that I could adapt the zombies to ways that would be effective at catching and scaring people made it a beautiful game of cat and mouse.