About Humans vs. Zombies
Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is a game of moderated tag played at schools, camps, neighborhoods, military bases, and conventions across the world. Human players must remain vigilant and defend themselves with socks and dart blasters to avoid being tagged by a growing zombie horde. Read more, or watch the documentary.
Since beginning at Goucher College in 2005, Humans vs. Zombies has developed an international fan base and received prominent press coverage from the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, the Associated Press, FOX "News," and Stephen Colbert, who named us the number one threat to America. HvZ is played on six continents, with games in diverse locations such as Australia, Namibia, Spain, and Denmark.
Humans vs. Zombies is always free to play, and made available under a Creative Commons license.
Humans vs. Zombies News
There really is nothing that we’re better at than running and organizing games of HvZ! We’ve personally set up games at colleges, conventions, festivals, and even offices. Our team of experienced moderators will work with your organization to deeply understand your needs, and create a custom game Humans vs. Zombies just for you. We can arrange HvZ events to suit your needs, whether that’s a week-long adventure or just a few hours or intense fun. HvZ works great in parks, and can even be set up indoors. All that we require is enough room for people to be able to run around, throw balled up socks at one another (or shoot foam dart blasters), and lose themselves in the experience.
Dear HvZ Community,
Over the last couple of years we’ve been working incredibly hard to come out with a suitable replacement for the KarlvsZombies software. Now that the new HvZSOURCE is ending it’s beta, we’d like to finally announce that we’re finally decommissioning the KarlvsZombies (KvZ) game engine. Between now and January 1, all KvZ game sites will be archived and removed from our servers. Please don’t fret, if you’d like to still use KvZ or continue contributing to the open source project, you can checkout the code base on our GitHub page. You’ll just need to run it on your own server.
We are outraged at the police brutality which occurred on the UC Davis campus when the administration ordered the use of police violence against peaceful protestors.
Humans vs. Zombies is played at hundreds of schools across the country including UC Davis, but it can only exist in spaces where players are not threatened by violence.
As players, we work closely with school administrations to make sure that HvZ is played respectfully and peacefully. It betrays our trust when school administrators fail to extend that same respect to the students they are supposed to protect.
We are working with student organizers to assess the safety the UC Davis Humans vs. Zombies game, and we stand in solidarity with the students of UC Davis.
As all Humans vs. Zombies players know, we are stronger when we work together. It’s up to all of us to educate one another about what happened at UC Davis, to keep each other safe, and to respond to this kind of violence by holding perpetrators responsible.
Humans Vs Zombies The Movie is coming out next month and the movie crew wants to get the word out by hosting free end-of-game parties for selected schools.
WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING ANY NEW ENTRIES! THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT ENTERED THE CONTEST! Read more…
Hey Humans vs Zombies Community, Guess what?
We have teamed up with Toys“R”Us to release Official HvZ blasters!
That’s right, as in actual things you can go to a store and buy. HvZ now has its own official blaster line, and you can only get it at Toys“R” Us stores and online at Toysrus.com!← Older posts Newer posts →