I just heard about this idea and I must admit that I find it extremely interesting: a bunch of people were trying to revitalize a huge abandoned area in Detroit with… zombies!
The project they had in mind was called Z World Detroit and wants to give birth to a post-apocalyptic zombie amusement park like no other: instead of going on joy rides and scare houses, you will actually have to spend a night there trying to survive the zombie apocalypse together with your friends and strangers. And the concept is absolutely amazing.
Here’s a bit of the description of the, unfortunately failed, Z World Detroit:
“You, your friends and hundreds of others have survived the zombie apocalypse. You enter an enclosed urban landscape where a small, but growing, group of zombies is unleashed. How long can you last? Can you make it to morning? Can you find the needed supplies to survive? Will your hideout be overrun by zombies, forcing you to flee? Will you find refuge in an abandoned house? In an old store? In a hulking old factory? Will you be separated from the rest of your group and be forced to run solo? Will you join up with another group of survivors? Will you ultimately succumb, transforming into a zombie and hunting down your former friends and allies?”
In other words, this sounds exactly as a real life zombie apocalypse would sound like. Which is absolutely awesome and I would totally love to see this brought to life and turned into a franchise with similar amusement parks spawned all over the world.
As I said, unfortunately, the project did not reach its goal on IndieGoGo. So we may never get to run around the streets dodging zombies…. until the real zombie apocalypse begins!
….but how about the next best thing – a zombie-themed escape room game! Escape Room Z is a printable escape room game that captures the theme of the apocalypse in a challenging puzzler that’s really quite enjoyable. I recommend it. You can read my playthrough of the game here.