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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
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.
Zombie Flash Mob - San-Francisco
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
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