Oregon State University Humans vs. Zombies

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Humans vs. Zombies has been played every year at Oregon State University since 2008.[1][2][3] The game is coordinated by the student group OSU HVZ that runs the website where the participants have to record all interactions.[4]

The first demo of the game was played only in Wilson Hall in 2008.[4] The first campus wide game in fall term of 2009 had about 140 players and participation has grown rapidly since then.[5] Some games have had more than one thousand participants.[citation needed] OSU was the first university in Oregon to host the game[6] and from there it spread to Western Oregon University.[7]

Games are run twice a year and take about a month of planning to arrange.[8] Campus police are consulted in the process.[9]


  1. ^ Sarah Paeth. "Prepare or beware: "Humans vs. Zombies" is just around the corner". The Daily Barometer, 10/18/2011.
  2. ^ Charles Leineweber. "Hey Rambo, 'HvZ' is just a game". The Daily Barometer, 4/26/2011.
  3. ^ Tyler Hansen. "Humans, zombies duke it out — and you can watch". Albany Democrat-Herald, 10/28/2010.
  4. ^ a b David Shumway. "Humans vs Zombies a stage for camaraderie, spectacle, pop culture". The Daily Barometer, 10/30/2011.
  5. ^ Dylan McDowell. "Zombies invade Oregon State's campus". The Daily Barometer, 10/22/2010.
  6. ^ Katherine Long. "Humans, beware: Zombies infiltrating college campuses". The Seattle Times, 10/24/2010.
  7. ^ Caetlyn Padgett. "Humans vs. Zombies comes to Western". The Journal, 4/6/2011.
  8. ^ Caitlin Cagle. "Zombies and humans run amok on campus". The Daily Barometer, 4/16/2010.
  9. ^ Rachel Beck. "OSU Zombies: Powered by brains". Corvallis Gazette-Times, 4/12/2010.