The Zombie Apocalypse Experience : Run For Your Lives


in conjunction with the announcement of Run For Your Lives Malaysia last Friday, media were treated to “Train To Busan”, the popular Korean zombie apocalypse movie set on a train. There was a lot of screaming and terror in the movie and at times, it was like a music video. I wasn’t squirming in my seat although I have to say the make-up was fantastic. I would love to try that kind of horror make-up, what with Halloween round the corner. It’s not my kind of movie though and I thought the conclusion was rather abrupt. I mean, what happens to all the zombies? Do they find a cure or continue terrorising the rest of Korea?

The Run For Your Lives, a game of flag tag set in the world of a zombie apocalypse will be making its return to Malaysia this December 31st at Taman Botani Putrajaya. Drawing from its beginnings in the United States back in 2011, the game has attracted over 12,000 participants since its debut and has spread to other cities worldwide which include Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The premise behind the game is that a zombie apocalypse has plagued the world, caused by an unknown virus. Participants may choose to run as a Survivor (human) or a Zombie. If I was in this game, I would definitely choose to be a Zombie, if only for the cool and scary make-up plus I doubt I can outrun anyone, let alone determined Zombies. Gameplay is generally simple – the humans will have to outrun the zombies, who have the goal of capturing the humans.

As with all high risk areas, the journey to the safe zone will not be easy. Other than zombies, there will be various obstacles to be overcome on that long road to safety and three story modes to enhance the zombie apocalypse experience. Using technology and gamification, Run For Your Lives works towards its goal of making exercise fun, helping participants encounter a new experience while reaping the joys and benefits of getting active.

Early bird registration can be done on from Saturday October 1st while payment can be made via credit/debit card and online banking.