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2012Tickets&Dates

Leeds

Wed25 th - Sat28 th
July 19.00

£24/£28


2.8 Hours Later returns to Leeds for the third date in the 2012 game series. Last year Leeds was the first city to show signs of the disease outside of the infection epicentre in Bristol. An awesome weekend of game play included an empty shopping mall, an abandoned church and an eerie old factory. The epidemic now returns for four days with significant changes to last year's route. Stand by for crazed zombies, desperate survivors and a city in turmoil. Once again we have amazing secret locations and a grand finale in a stunning climatic venue, featuring the Zombie Disco - all included in the ticket price. £24/28*

The Zombie Disco goes on till late each night. Here you can settle some scores in Zombies vs Humans, play Zombie shoot 'em ups, get down to some zombie tunes or just buy a drink at the bar and catch up on each others' tales of survival or otherwise...

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Nottingham

Wed15 th - Sat18 th
Aug 19.00

£24/£28


The infection spreads to Nottingham. It's not the biggest city to succumb but the clamour for the game from zombie enthusiasts here has been amongst the loudest. We've got an incredible route lined up for you so stand by for an awesome weekend of game play with crazed zombies, desperate survivors and a city in turmoil. We have amazing secret locations and a grand finale in a stunning climatic venue, featuring the Zombie Disco - all included in the ticket price. £24/28*

The Zombie Disco goes on till late each night. Here you can settle some scores in Zombies vs Humans, play Zombie shoot 'em ups, get down to some zombie tunes or just buy a drink at the bar and catch up on each others' tales of survival or otherwise...

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Bristol

Wed5 th - Sat8 th
Sept 19.00

£24/£28


Bristol is where it all began; the epicentre of the zombie virus outbreak. We are delighted to be bringing the game back as part of igfest 2012. It's the home town of Slingshot, so this game will be special. We can't give a away any clues about this year's game but last year we had an abandoned church, a shopping mall and a Victorian mortuary. This year is different: bigger, faster, scarier. Stand by for crazed zombies, desperate survivors and a city in turmoil. Once again we have amazing secret locations and a grand finale in a stunning climatic venue, featuring the Zombie Disco - all included in the ticket price. £24/28*

The Zombie Disco goes on till late each night. Here you can settle some scores in Zombies vs Humans, play Zombie shoot 'em ups, get down to some zombie tunes or just buy a drink at the bar and catch up on each others' tales of survival or otherwise...

2.8 Hours Later is one of the three headline games for igfest 2012, Bristol's legendary festival of street games. Check out the festival website for details on the festival line up, including a preview of Slingshot's new cross-city spectacular and the festival fringe, a day of new games from up and coming designers.

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Manchester

Wed26 th - Sat29 th
Sept 19.00

£24/£28


Manchester might just be the definitive zombie city. The game is all about the post-industrial chic and Manchester's got that down. So, the route is looking special; stand by for an awesome weekend of game play with crazed zombies, desperate survivors and a city in turmoil. We have amazing secret locations and a grand finale in a stunning climatic venue, featuring the Zombie Disco - all included in the ticket price. £24/28*

The Zombie Disco goes on till late each night. Here you can settle some scores in Zombies vs Humans, play Zombie shoot 'em ups, get down to some zombie tunes or just buy a drink at the bar and catch up on each others' tales of survival or otherwise...

*plus booking fee

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Birmingham

Wed17 th - Sat20 th
Oct 19.00

£24/£28


We love Birmingham. Boats going through buildings, Digbeth, the Victorian grandeur of the City Art Gallery. We're really going to enjoy over-running it with zombies. Birmingham, stand by for the crazed undead, desperate survivors and a city in turmoil! We have amazing secret locations and a grand finale in a stunning climatic venue, featuring the Zombie Disco - all included in the ticket price. £24/28*

The Zombie Disco goes on till late each night. Here you can settle some scores in Zombies vs Humans, play Zombie shoot 'em ups, get down to some zombie tunes or just buy a drink at the bar and catch up on each others' tales of survival or otherwise...

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London

Wed31 th Oct - Sat3 rd Nov
19.00

£28/£34


2.8 Hours Later returns to the Capitol. This time it's going to get real. As always the locations and route are a closely guarded secret but to give you a flavour of what to expect, last year's game had a multi-storey car park, 'The Winchester' and an old paint factory. This year the game moves to another part of the city and some incredible new locations. Stand by for crazed zombies, desperate survivors and a city in turmoil. Once again we have amazing secret locations and a grand finale in a stunning climatic venue, featuring the Zombie Disco - all included in the ticket price. £28/34*

The Zombie Disco goes on till late each night. Here you can settle some scores in Zombies vs Humans, play Zombie shoot 'em ups, get down to some zombie tunes or just buy a drink at the bar and catch up on each others' tales of survival or otherwise...

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How To Play

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse? There are a series of locations around the city. You must find your way to each without being caught by zombies that prowl the streets. At the start you are given the first location and a map. If you make it there you will encounter a survivor with a story to tell. They will give you the next location, where you will another survivor, and so on, until you make it to The Survivors camp. Here you will go through quarantine and be scanned for infection. If you are clear you enter as a survivor. If the scan shows the signs of infection you get sent to the treatment room to get your zombie make up done so you can enter as one of the zombie horde.

Before the game. First you need to buy a ticket for the game in your chosen city. You can find a link to the relevant box office from the ticket section.

What you should bring. A mobile phone is useful to find friends and ask for help if you get lost. Some money is good. This is a game not a race but it is a physical game, so dress accordingly. Think of it this way: if you had time to dress for the zombie apocalypse what would you wear? If you’re thinking weather appropriate clothes that allow you the comfort and maneuverability to out run a zombie, stand up to exposure to zombie gore* while keeping your phone and valuables safe then you are getting close.

Game start. The start location will be released to ticket buyers in an email on the 7th of May at 12 noon. The time on your ticket is your start time. There are three start times to help reduce queueing but there may be queues. Please note that this is a ticket only event.

Game duration. The game will last about ... 2.8 hours. So make sure you’ve got whatever you need with you for the night. You will be starting in groups of six to eight people. You will be told where to go to first and that you must avoid zombies. The rest is up to you.

We have beer. The game ends with a zombie disco, complete with bar where you can buy drinks. However, before that you will be running for your life, so we strongly recommend you stay off the sauce before you play. Plenty of time for drinking later.

A full survivors guide will be provided to all players on the night of the game. You will need this to find other survivors and your own salvation...

* zombies (as everyone knows) naturally exude gore. Zombie gore may not be removable by machine washing. While your experience in the zombie apocalypse may keep you gore free please be prepared should you not be so lucky.

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The Milk Bar
11 St Nicholas st
Bristol
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slingshoteffect.co.uk

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FAQ

Where can I play 2.8 Hours Later

Confirmed cities so far are Glasgow, Liverpool and Bristol. Cities that might get infected this year are: Brighton, Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield.

How do I get tickets?

Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link in the tickets and dates section. You can pay with debit or credit cards or PayPal. We send out e-tickets only by email. If you purchased a Sound City weekend pass as part of a combo ticket package, you must collect your Festival wristband from the Sound City Kiosk on Slater Street in Liverpool.

Where does the game start?

You will receive the game start location ten days before the game via email.

What will I have to actually do?

There are a series of locations around the city. You must find your way to each without being caught by zombies that prowl the city. At the start you are given the first location. If you make it there you will be given the next location, and so on, until you make it to the Survivors camp and the Zombie disco.

Do we fight back?

No. This is a game of tag. A pretty awesome game of tag, but definitely non-contact. You'll be chased and you run. If you get touched, you must stop and be marked with the infection by the zombie. Then you carry on. This mark may mean infection or it may not. You will find out when you get scanned in quarantine at the Survivors camp.

What happens if I get caught by the zombies.

You will be tagged by the zombie and marked with the infection. You continue to play but if this mark shows up in quarantine scanning at the Survivors camp, you 'become' a zombie.

What does 'becoming' a zombie mean.

You get stamped with the infected stamp and then sent to the treatment room. There we make you up as a zombie and send you into the zombie disco.

Is there a minimum age to play the game?

Yes, sorry it's over 18s only.

Why are you not offering concessions?

We tried it but as our tickets often sell out really quickly we had people buying concessions who didn't qualify. If you can't afford the full ticket we do offer preview night at a discount.

What is preview night?

It is like what you get in the theatre. It's the full game but as it's the first night, there may be a few glitches so we don't charge full price.

Can I play with my friends?

Absolutely, come as a gang. No more than eight in a group though.

Can I book a bunch of tickets in my name?

Yup. We don't check names at box office, but make sure you forward game info emails to your guests.

What if I come alone?

No problem. We'll team you up with some other people for the start. A lot of people make friends this way but you can go solo once you're out there if you are a real lone wolf.

Do I need to dress up?

We love costumes but come as you wish. Some players dress in character, others don't.

Can I bring weapons or similar props?

This is a definite no. So, no nerf guns, latex swords, frying pans, cosmic death rays, throwing stars or cutlasses etc. Sorry guys, but if you bring anything that might be construed as a weapon by Her Majesty's finest, we will have to confiscate them at the start.

I want to volunteer to chase or help with the game.

Great! We have lots of opportunities for people to play as zombies or help behind the scenes. Check out the volunteer FAQs at the bottom for info on how to apply. We offer a free ticket in return for a night's work. You also get to attend the world's only zombie school

How physical is the game?

Pretty physical. There is no contact other than possibly being tagged by a zombie, but there will be plenty of running. Wear comfortable shoes, get limber. Doing some training now may well help you survive come the apocalypse.

What happens if I get separated from my friends, or become lost?

There is a help line that you can text or call. You can also approach game staff for help if you get into difficulties. They will be identified by t-shirts or high vis. jackets.

Do we have to pay extra for the Zombie Disco?

Nope. Your game ticket gets you into the Zombie disco. We have DJs, huge projected zombie shoot 'em ups, zombies vs humans games and dance off, VJ set and a pay bar.

I want to  change nights.

Sorry but tickets are not transferable. If you want to change nights, buy a ticket for your new night immediately and then cancel the ticket for the night you don't want to attend. if you cancel your ticket within seven days of purchase we will refund the full cost to you. After seven days there are cancellation fees to pay.

I want to cancel what do I do?

If you want to cancel click the cancellation link in your order confirmation email. If you do this within seven days of purchase you will get a full refund, after this you will be charged cancellation fees. Please note we do not accept cancellations after 12 noon the day before the date on your ticket. This gives us a chance to resell your ticket.

How much are cancellation fees?

If you cancel your ticket/s within seven days of purchase there are no fees to pay. After seven days the charge is a flat £3.90 plus the ticketing fee you were originally charged.

How long does it take for cancelled tickets to be refunded?

It should be within a few days but amiando (our ticket partner) only guarantee it will be within 14 days.

Terms

&  Conditions

2.8 Hours Later is produced by SlingShot and we want to make sure everyone can play the game safely, so like any game there are rules:

E=MC2

You must at all times comply with the laws of physics. Just because you're having fun doesn't mean that the big red bus will not knock you down.

Look after the natives

The people you come across will not necessarily understand your actions or the urgency with which you may be going about them with. Be aware of this and try not to upset or frighten people, especially if you're in a group. Big groups of people dashing about on unknown business can be frightening. Be nice to people, if you have time, explain what you're up to. People might like to play too.

The cops are not actors

We have not digitally recreated the city in minute detail. This is the real world and that's what makes it fun. It does mean that the normal laws you live by still apply. Private property is still private, crossings are still the best places to cross roads and all other laws of the land are still in effect.

We're all in this together

Try not to put anyone at risk when your playing. If you play the game properly and within the rules you should stay safe. But be aware of people when you're playing think about the consequences of your actions.

Let us take your picture

We need to document the game in photographs and video. We use these images to help us market the game on-line and in the press. We do not release the images to third parties for any other reason. We are sure you can understand that it would be very impractical to avoid players who do not wish to be filmed, so we ask you to agree to having your picture taken and for us to use it to market the game in print, online and on broadcast television.

Inevitably, we need to refer you to the full legal terms. A copy of these are available here. Before you start the game you will be asked to agree with these legal terms. Hard copies of the legal terms will be available for viewing at the start.

Volunteer FAQs

We are currently recruiting volunteers for the 2012 UK tour.  If you are interested in chasing as a zombie or helping out in some other way fill out the application form. Meanwhile, keep an eye on our Facebook page or our Twitter feed for updates.

What are the dates, times & whereabouts will I be working?

When we advertise for your city's game, we'll post dates, times and locations.

I have filled out an online application form but have heard nothing.

We hold our training day, Zombie School, a couple of weeks before the event in each city. We'll be in touch with you two weeks before that, so if you do not hear from us immediately, don't worry. You will.

I want to volunteer for more than one city.

No problem. Just fill in the application for as many cities as you want to volunteer for.

Do I need zombie experience?

You don’t need specific experience but a love of the genre is must. You should also be moderately fit as there is a fair bit of running around. If you don't fancy that we have various roles as marshalls which are less physically demanding.

How do you manage zombies?

Zombies work in packs. Each pack is briefed and directed by the game director. If you work more than one night, you will be given different locations and roles each night.

Do you pay expenses?

No, but see below.

If I volunteer can I still play the game?

Absolutely. If you work one night you get a free ticket to play another night.

Should I come in costume?

No, we provide costumes and make-up.

How many hours will I volunteer for?

You will be working for five hours each night, but only chasing for three of those. Don’t worry we don’t expect you to run full pelt for three hours, much of the role is standing looking scary and where we require full on chasing you can take breaks whenever you want.

How do I chase safely?

The answer to that is fairly involved, which is why we run Zombie School. Briefly it means:  Do not do anything to endanger yourself, players or members of the public. Do not go anywhere near busy roads and do not chase near hazardous areas. Follow the instructions given to you by the game director.

How do I know whom to chase?

Players wear hi-viz armbands.

Can I be a Marshall?

Of course. We have a range of roles, ranging from helping out at the sign-up area through to playing a member of the Resistance.

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