Do you like zombies? Do you like Nerf blasters? Do you like shooting zombies with Nerf blasters? You'll love Zedtown — a giant game of Nerf tag where players try to survive for four hours against growing hoards of zombies, without becoming one themselves.
Zedtown has grown exponentially from humble beginnings as a university event, having run multiple huge events across Sydney and Melbourne in the past few years. The most recent event was Zedtown: Dead South, which Gizmodo attended (and loved), and now Zedtown is officially back for 2017 with Zedtown: State Of Emergency.
Zedtown works like a giant game of tag — bring your own Nerf blasters and start out as a survivor, with a unique dog tag and an account on Zedtown's official app. The app keeps count of the missions you complete or the factions you join, as well as sending out updates and information in real time. If you're a zombie, you can even count your successful 'conversions'. While the goal might be to survive the four hour game, there are usually other conditions you have to meet to actually 'win'. Players dress up and zombies get gory makeup, and everyone really tends to get into the setting.
State Of Emergency is running in late June in Melbourne and early July in Sydney, though other details are yet to be announced. The waitlist for tickets is now open and we recommend you sign up now — tickets usually sell out pretty damn fast.