20 Sep ZTAG COMES TO SANTA CLARITA WITH NEW “LIVE ZOMBIE INFECTION” GAMES FOR 10 WEEKEND NIGHTS LEADING UP TO HALLOWEEN
ZTag will be bringing its Live Zombie Infection game to Santa Clarita, California for 10 weekend nights starting on September 22 and leading up to the evening of October 28. The first 30 people to sign up for any of these events have the option to play for free as “beta players.” Gantom Lighting & Controls, the designer of ZTag, is conducting these beta games to finalize new game mechanics prior to the launch of ZTag on a national level. ZTag is looking for people of all ages who like to experiment with new, live, interactive games; provide feedback; and have fun!
What is ZTag?
“ZTag is a live, zombie infection game. The style is similar to lasertag but, instead of guns, we use LED badges,” explains Quan Gan, founder of Gantom and designer of ZTag. “We’ve taken the schoolyard game of tag and re-invented it with zombies and flashing lights. Each player wears the ZTag as a badge with an LED health indicator over their heart. If you’re a human, your light is green. If you’re a zombie, your light is red. Zombies can ‘infect’ human players just by getting close. Each ZTag receives and transmits information to the other ZTags within its reach, which is three feet, face to face. Within this range, a zombie is able to tag a human player, who then becomes a zombie that spreads the infection. The last human remaining is the winner,” he explained.
“We’ll put you into teams to complete missions together. At the end of the night, we’ll see which faction is the ultimate survivor of this real-life zombie tag game!”
Who should Play?
Anyone who’s a fan of The Hunger Games should love ZTag. It gets the adrenaline pumping and neurons buzzing. It’s a test of teamwork and strategy, as well as a great opportunity to be a kid again and chase your friends! Participants should be prepared to run, dodge, and hide, so hiking boots or all-terrain shoes are recommended. Knee pads and gloves are a good idea too, to prevent scrapes, as are bottled water and snacks to last the two hours of game play.
The ZTag games take place from 7 pm to 9 pm at ZTag Ground Zero, 29753 Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita on September 22 and 30, and October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28. For directions, a map, and more information, visit the event website. To sign up for the event as a beta tester or for the regular admission fee ($15), go here.
Register Now to play for Free! The ZTag games take place from 7 pm to 9 pm at ZTag Ground Zero, 29753 Bouquet Canyon Road in Santa Clarita on September 22 and 30, and October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28.
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