Bristol braced for igfest zombie invasion and street games fun
Bristolians will be putting their survival skills to the test this week, when the city is plagued by a zombie apocalypse and targeted by a corrupt Big Brother.
From September 5 to 8 the streets of Bristol will be transformed into a playground, hosting outdoor spectacles and fast-paced street games.
The annual igfest - Bristol's interesting games festival – boasts four days of playoffs, from ninja death cows to sweetshop bank heists, from biblical sized water fights to Origami races.
Founded in 2008, the festival is in its fifth year. Produced by games company SlingShot, organisers strive to ensure the games are about connections between people and places, with the streets and unusual buildings the play area.
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One of the highlights of the festival – zombie chase 2.8 Hours Later – sees its last ever showing in Bristol.
Bristol will be struck by a zombie apocalypse each evening from September 5 to 8. Players of the game will find themselves in a city devastated by the invasion, and will have 2.8 hours to reach the survivors’ camp, the last safe place in the city.
On Saturday September 8 thrill-seekers can participate in CARGO, a game which pitches them against a system controlled by artificial intelligence that will either help or hinder their progress across the city.
Players receive instructions, offers and threats through their phone as they try to escape the city, pick up the cargo and make it to the boat. Along the way they’ll have to barter for fake ID and outsmart crooked cops.
On Saturday gamers will also be invited to play Incitement, a game of stealth, survival and surveillance.
Players are pitched against each other and The Authority to secure victory for their cell. They succeed by gathering intelligence from different locations across the city without being caught, in time for the final showdown.
And for those looking to play a more laid-back game The Fringe boasts a number of contests, from Circle Rules Football to The High Five Hike.
Held on September 8, gamers can compete for a job at The Dailey Hack, Britain's most deplorable newspaper, race their floating origami creations against opponents, or take on the role of an elite bank-robbing crew looking to evade the police and make a getaway with as many sweets as possible.
The games will be staged in and around St Nicholas Market, and The Fringe will take place in Castle Park.
Headline tickets are £15 & £28, while the Festival Fringe games range from free to £5.