While normally considered a peaceful place, twice a year the Colorado School of Mines becomes the site of an epic battle for survival. The event, known as Humans vs. Zombies, pits student against student in a week-long series of missions and activities planned by the Mines Urban Gaming Club. In a neutral, indoor site, Minds at Mines met up with five participants and asked, “What is your favorite part about the Humans vs. Zombies activity? What is the best part about being a human or a zombie?”
I enjoy the paranoia that happens when going between classes. Because of the paranoia, people band together into groups. As a human, I like being able to hit people with foam objects. Any excuse to carry foam swords is a good one.
You meet more people when you’re playing Humans vs. Zombies than when you are not. The best part about being a zombie is when you get a good horde going because there is a lot of teamwork involved.
The Humans vs. Zombies game is a great way to go around meeting people. You really get to learn the campus. As a zombie, ambushes are great. I love the look on the humans’ faces when they try to defend and know they can’t win.
The funnest part is watching people sprint from class to class and being paranoid about everything. Being a human, I like having the ability to hit people with weapons.
Humans vs. Zombies is good stress relief. During registration when I am having difficulties with the registrar, it is nice to be able to run around and stun some zombies.