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Tuesday, 27 March 2012

This is a word that every gamer, horror lover and special effects person loves. ZOMBIES! Zombies are becoming more and more a part of everyday life, even if we don't know it.

Zombies star in film classics like Dawn of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead and 28 Days later. Making a mass appearance in the popular TV series The Walking Dead also not forgetting great books like Zombie Apocalypse and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and amazing games Like Call of Duty's zombie extra and Resident Evil to great apps like, Plants Vs Zombies.

 Simon Pegg & Nick Frost do battle with Zombies in Shaun of the Dead

Zombies don't just come out to play on Halloween but are everywhere in our society and once you have found them there is no turning back, or, well, face a certain and bloody death.

Recently a digital company, Six to Start released a fantastic app for all exercise buffs out there with a twisted and fun edge to draw in the zombie lovers too. Similar to the standard running apps, Run! Zombies! is sure to give everyone a fun and creative workout.

Instead of running to a monotone voice saying 'your doing great' or 'speed up', this one puts you in a situation where you are quite literally running for your life! Yep, you guessed it, you are running from Zombies. If you slow down and they get too close you're done for. Well hypothetically speaking it means that you are dead. We here at Undercurrent cant help but think that this is a great idea and something that isn't out there in the market yet. Bring a little drama and creativity to your workout, go on you never know it might just make you run faster if your life (or calories) depended on it!

Run! Zombies! is available on the IOS operating system now

Zombie flash mobs are also taking over the world with key dates in nearly every major city across the World being infected with these mobs. What a great sense of community, if in a slightly odd way. People who don't know each other, coming together on a certain day at a certain time and pretending that they are the walking dead. Events like this just make me smile but then I am a zombie lover, any excuse to throw on fake blood and walk at a snails pace is ok by me.

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Zombie Flash Mob - San-Francisco

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Sydney, Australia - Zombie Flash Mobs are popping up all over the World

The streets and the digital world are not the only place's that zombies are running wild.

Oh no no no, in Reading there is an entire shopping centre DEADicated to killing these guys for real. Well ok not for real but near as dam it. This genius idea was thought up by some clever chaps, who saw a great opportunity with the shopping mall being due for demolition and thought '…I know, lets fill its with zombies and get people to kill them...' Or as they put it, 'experience day's on steroids'.

Zombie Live

This couldn't be more of a great chance to get creative with your team building. Think about it, you have to work as a team to survive. No more will you have to try and build a tower out of paper or crack an easy and predictable code but you have to actually work together as a team, saving each other and working out (as a team) how to get away. What more could companies want from an afternoon out of the office!

Fancy some zombie training for your team, get in touch with the HQ here at undercurrent and we'll set you on your first mission to save mankind.