Welcome! This is the information hub for DigiPen's biannual Outbreak/Humans vs. Zombies games. Here you can find information from previous games, details for upcoming games, as well as several resources for new players looking to learn the basics.
Outbreak Season 7 will be running WEEK 3 of DigiPen's fall semester, September 14th through 18th!
What is Outbreak?
Outbreak is a glorified game of Zombie Tag, in which a several players (Zombies) begin as "it." As players are tagged by these Zombie, they also become Zombies and take part in the tagging. Survivors, players who have not yet been tagged, are permitted to use certain approved weapons, such as Nerf-type foam dart blasters, to 'stun' Zombies for a duration. The game lasts until all Survivors are tagged or until the Survivors escape during the Friday Night Finale.
What is Humans vs. Zombies?Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is the original and most popular Zombie Tag ARG from which Outbreak is derived. In Humans vs. Zombies, the game begins with an Original Zombie instead of starter Zombies, and Zombies must keep track of their own individual respawn times (instead of the global respawn timer used in Outbreak).
Join the DigiPen Outbreak Development Team!
Do you have a strong passion for Outbreak/Humans vs. Zombies? Do you look forward to the next game before the current game is even over? If so, the DigiPen Outbreak Development Team is looking to take some of DigiPen's greatest minds to help continue the culture-shaping experience that Outbreak & HvZ have become for our amazing school.
So if you would like to be part of our incredible team of talent, take a look at what positions are currently open for upcoming games:
Previous DigiPen Outbreak/HvZ Games
DigiPen's first game of HvZ (Season 1) took place on November 1, 2010, and lasted until November 5, 2010. The Zombie Horde defeated the Human Resistance during the Friday Night Finale. Roughly 60 players participated in the game.
The last Human alive was Adrian Orszulak.
The second game of HvZ (Season 2) took place on January 31, 2011, and lasted until February 4, 2011. Once again, the Zombie Horde defeated the Human Resistance during the Friday Night Finale. Roughly 70 players participated in the game.
The last Human alive was Kevin Sheehan.
The third game of HvZ (Season 3) took place on October 10, 2011, and lasted until October 14, 2011. The Zombie Horde continued its winning streak by defeating the Human Resistance. Roughly 140 players participated in the game.
The last Human alive was Szymon Szwinge.
The fourth game of Outbreak (Season 4) took place on October 8th, 2012, and lasted until October 12, 2012. The Human Resistance came very close to winning, but still fell to the Zombie Horde during the Friday Night Finale. Roughly 215 players participated in the game.
The last Human alive was Garrett Allen.
The fifth game of Outbreak (Season 5) took place on October 7th, 2013 and lasted until October 11, 2013. The Human Resistance performed valiantly, and will be eternally remembered for their contribution to the first-ever Human Outpost on Astro Hill. Unfortunately, the Zombie Horde claimed victory once again, during the last few minutes of the Friday Finale. Roughly 249 players participated in the game.
The last Human alive was Mike Riner.
The sixth game of Outbreak (Season 6) began on Monday, September 15th, 2014, and lasted until Friday, September 19th, 2014. It was the first season to feature a Human Extraction mission as its Friday Night Finale, as well as the first and only season to include the Zombie Amoebas game mechanic. The Zombie Horde ultimately consumed most of the school, but by the conclusion of the Finale, 17 Human Survivors were airlifted to safety. Roughly 200 players participated in the game.