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10th anniversary game of Humans vs. Zombies ends with wipeout of human survivors

After an hour’s worth of fighting, the human resistance team was down to its last members.

The final mission of the 10th anniversary game of Humans vs. Zombies began on College Green on Tuesday night with zombies outnumbering human survivors 27 to 20.

The goal for the humans was to capture a set of points on College Green, which would assist them in defeating the zombie mob, but an hour into the fighting, the remaining human survivors found themselves in a circle in the center of College Green with only 13 left. Another wave of zombies brought the numbers down to two, and then finally zero.

The end of the mission marked a bittersweet moment for head administrator Ian Bullington, who has assisted with Humans vs. Zombies Athens for six years, since his freshman year at OU in 2010.

"I love this game," Bullington said. "I love being a mod. I love playing this game."

Tuesday night's mission was Bullington's last mission as a head administrator.

"It's been six years," he told players after the mission. "It's time for me to step down and give somebody else a chance to lead the game."

The final mission of the 10th anniversary game also saw the return of some old members.

"I honestly never would have expected it to go for 10 years," Ben Weibel, one of the original organizers of the game in Athens, said. "It's really cool to see something I helped build continue for this long."

In addition to old players, there were many new faces in the crowd playing the game for the first time.

"Having a giant Nerf fight on the middle of the college campus would be one of the last things I would expect to do in college," Zachary Kolumban, a freshman studying media arts and studies, said. "It's a great experience ... I see myself playing this for the rest of my college career." 


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